Unprecedented Action: McAuliffe Rejects Day Of Prayer Permit In Capitol Square

April 9, 2014 | 2 comments

For as far back as anyone can remember, well over a decade at least, many of us who work in downtown Richmond have taken part in the National Day of Prayer service on the grounds of the Mr. Jefferson’s Capitol.… Read more>

Urge Override Of Governor McAuliffe’s Vetoes!

April 9, 2014 | 2 comments

Recently, Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed two bills that would protect religious liberty: SB 236, a bill that would protect the free speech rights of public school students; and SB 555, a bill that would have prohibited government censorship… Read more>

Student Religious Liberty On The Line In House Vote Tomorrow!

February 25, 2014 | 1 comment

Monday morning, the House Education Committee narrowly voted 12-10 to report SB 236 to the House floor, as three Republicans joined all seven Democrats in opposition. The bill, patroned by Senator Bill Carrico (R-40, Galax), a longtime defender… Read more>

Floor Vote Tomorrow On Bill To Ensure Chaplain Free Speech!

February 24, 2014 | 2 comments

A bill protecting the free speech rights of Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force chaplains (SB 555) that to this point has been completely non-controversial — in in the Virginia Senate! — suddenly became so Friday when… Read more>

Student Freedom Of Speech Bill Passes Senate!

January 23, 2014 | No comments

Tuesday afternoon, the Virginia Senate passed SB 236, legislation that will clarify the free speech and religious liberty protections of public school students. The bill, a high priority for The Family Foundation, passed by a vote of 20-18,… Read more>


January 14, 2014 | No comments

On Saturday, Democrat Terry McAuliffe was sworn in as the 72nd Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and it didn’t take long before he dove into the “social issues” liberals have always claimed are “distractions” from the “real issues,” such… Read more>

#Distraction: Family Foundation Reaction To Today’s Pro-Abortion, Homosexual Rights News Conferences

January 13, 2014 | 2 comments

Late this morning, two groups of liberal General Assembly legislators held Capitol Square news conferences heralding their agendas. At the first one, Democrat Senators Donald McEachin and Adam Ebbin, and Democrat Delegate Patrick Hope, promoted the so-called “Equality Agenda” (i.e.,… Read more>

Restitution For Eugenics Victims Tops TFF’s Legislative Agenda

January 9, 2014 | 4 comments

The Family Foundation of Virginia today released the highlights of its 2014 legislative agenda, highlighted by joining a bipartisan effort by Delegates Bob Marshall (R-13, Manassas) and Patrick Hope (D-47, Arlington County) to provide restitution to victims of Virginia’s eugenics… Read more>

The Pols Are Out And So Are Their Grades: American Conservative Union Releases Virginia General Assembly Scorecard

May 16, 2013 | 2 comments

The General Assembly wrapped up its 2013 business, officially, April 3, at the conclusion of the “Veto” session. Since then, a flurry of scorecards have been released by several organizations, including the Family Foundation’s late last week. Usually released… Read more>

Delegate Todd Gilbert Named TFF’s Legislator Of The Year

May 15, 2013 | 2 comments

On Friday, we presented Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-15, Woodstock) with The Family Foundation’s 2013 Legislator of the Year Award. The presentation was made at the Valley Family Forum’s annual dinner in Harrisonburg. This year, Delegate Gilbert was the House patron… Read more>