FIC is composed of three distinct organizations. FIC Action is an 501(c)(4) social welfare organization.
Political lobbying in defense of marriage and the family is conducted
by FIC Action. Given that we have increasingly seen common-sense family
values attacked and undermined in our state government, we have
increasingly focused on being a strong voice for the family at our
capitol. Given that focus, we created a 501 (c)(4) organization in 2004
to increasingly concentrate on lobbying our legislators. This
website is maintained by FIC Action. Because of our ability to use your
contributions to lobby our legislature, donations to FIC Action are NOT
The Family Institute of Connecticut Action Committee
is a registered state political action committee. FIC Action Committee
was also created in 2004 to help support pro-family candidates to our
state government. This organization is governed by state campaign
finance laws, and contribution are limited to $1000.00 per individual
per calendar year. Contributions are NOT tax-deductible and we
can not accept corporate or business contributions.
The Family Institute of Connecticut
is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit educational organization founded in 1989.
The Family Institute of Connecticut focuses on marriage
strengthening projects, educational efforts, and research.
Contributions to the Family Institute of Connecticut are
These three organizations allow us to fulfill our
mission to encourage and strengthen the family as the foundation of
society and to promote sound ethical and moral values in our culture
Never before have the family and family life been
in such jeopardy and disarray. This crisis is most evident in America's
cities -- Connecticut’s among them -- where poverty, racial
discord and broken families are too often the norm. Our communities,
schools and prisons, as well as the moral and ethical fabric of our
business community, are all affected by this disturbing trend.
- In spite of recent improvements in some of the trends that we monitor, in the last three decades:
- Births outside of marriage have increased by over 500%;
- The illegitimacy rate now stands at nearly one out of every three (live) births;
- The percentage of children living with single parents has tripled;
- Teen suicide rates have more than tripled;
- Schools are increasingly the scenes of violent crime;
- Rape and child abuse have increased to alarming levels.
And yet, at a time when laws should be passed to
strengthen the family structure -- and when failed laws that have
weakened the family should be repealed -- measures are being
implemented in Connecticut and nationally that are further undermining
We face a crisis of values. A society which has
traded absolute truth for relativism will not escape the consequences
as its foundations -- of ethics, morality and family -- crumble.
These growing problems are compounded by the lack
of widespread and effective involvement by individuals, organizations,
churches and synagogues on behalf of traditional Judeo-Christian family
values. Lack of clear information, poorly executed activism and an
ever-more intransigent bureaucracy at both state and federal level have
all discouraged civic involvement by caring people.
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