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Election Day Resources and Results

Today is Election Day!  If you haven’t yet returned your ballot, you have until 8pm PST to do so. You can print a replacement ballot here, and find a list of drop-box locations here.

If you’d like to stay up-to-date on the elections results, here’s your best bet:

  1. Follow FPIW on Twitter for up-to-the minute updates on federal and state elections.
  2. Washington’s state elections close at 8pm PST.  

October Surprise: Planned Parenthood Dumps $253,069 Into WA Elections

Public Disclosure Commission records show that at least twelve different Planned Parenthood-affiliated entities directly influenced Washington elections in October.

Three of these entities, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest, Planned Parenthood Votes! Washington, and Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest Washington PAC, made a total of 170 separate independent expenditures totaling $243,769.26.

This total does not include an additional $9,000 in direct cash contributions that these entities gave to campaigns.

State law allows certain types entities to spend money to influence campaigns through independent expenditures,

List of Planned Parenthood’s October Political Donations Released

The Public Disclosure Commission has released the list of campaigns Planned Parenthood contributed to in October.  In addition to the contributions made in the months prior, the following contributions were made by Planned Parenthood in October:

$1,000 to Irene Bowling (House, Dist. 35)

$1,000 to Lisa Wellman (Senate, Dist. 41)

$1,000 to Mari Leavitt (House, Dist. 28)

$1,000 to Kristine Reeves (House,

Gender Progressives Make Push Into Education, From Elementary to University

It’s no secret that gender progressives are actively pressing their worldview into schools. Just last week, we reported on a recent story in which the Snohomish School District paid more than $14,000 to Gender Diversity, an organization run by transgender activists, known to advocate and promote transgenderism to children, to conduct trainings inside its schools. We know that the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has adopted new education standards that begin teaching gender expression and identity education to students beginning in Kindergarten.  

Target, We Told You So

Last week, a “trans woman” — a biological man named Sean Smith — pled guilty in an Idaho court to one felony count of voyeurism after he was caught taking photos of a woman in a Target changing room.

Together, we warned Target that their attempt to be progressive was a terrible, horrible, no-good idea that would result in violations of privacy and safety.  We warned that people with bad motives would take advantage of this bad policy.

Washington School District Pays More Than $14,000 for Transgender Training and Education

Through a public records request fulfilled this month, FPIW has learned that the Snohomish School District made payments totaling $14,100 to Gender Diversity, a Seattle-based group known to advocate transgenderism to children.

The payments were made in exchange for a series of training sessions and consultations, provided by Gender Diversity’s transgender Executive Director Aidan Key.

What Does This Mean for Your Children?

The District’s relationship with Key and Gender Diversity began in December 2014 at Seattle Hill Elementary School,

New Video for Pastors and Churches: Don’t Be Afraid of the IRS

We’ve heard from a number of Washingtonians who are frustrated with their church’s lack of engagement in the ongoing culture battles. Pastors commonly cite IRS rules as a reason to stay quiet on the issues, afraid that their church might lose its non-profit status if they say or do the wrong thing.

What they don’t know is that thousands of pastors have been deliberately challenging the IRS to come after them,

Quick Take on Washington State’s Judicial Races and Ballot Measures

With ballots hitting mailboxes beginning today, Washingtonians are choosing how to vote on a wide variety of ballot items. Here’s some information on some of the lesser-known items on your ballot.

Judicial Races

Three of the Washington Supreme Court’s nine justices are up for re-election. The court, thought by many to be one of the most progressive and liberal supreme courts in the United States, has handed down some very unpopular decisions in recent years.

Barronelle Stutzman Hearing, Rally Scheduled for November 15

Barronelle Stutzman, the 72-year old floral artist and grandmother being sued by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and the ACLU for exercising her constitutionally protected freedom to act consistent with her faith, will be in Court on Tuesday, November 15th as the Washington Supreme Court hears oral arguments.

Stutzman served her longtime friend and customer – and his partner – for nearly 10 years, but could not participate in and design floral arrangements for his same-sex ceremony because of her love of Jesus and his teachings about marriage.