Family Institute of Connecticut

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Logo of Family Institute of Connecticut Action.

The Family Institute of Connecticut is an interdenominational,[1] conservative[2] 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization founded in 1989. Its stated goal is to encourage and strengthen the family as the foundation of society and to promote Judeo-Christian ethical and moral values in the culture and government of Connecticut.[3] It has been a vocal opponent of assisted suicide[4] and same-sex marriage in Connecticut, USA.[5]

The FIC comprises three organizations:[6]

  • The Family Institute of Connecticut focuses on marriage-strengthening projects, educational efforts, and research. It opposes abortion, assisted suicide, and same-sex marriage, promotes alternatives to public schools, and has programs to strengthen marriages for opposite-sex couples.
  • FIC Action is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization founded in 2004. It conducts political lobbying at the state level to oppose assisted suicide and previously lobbied against same-sex marriage.
  • The Family Institute of Connecticut Action Committee is a registered state of Connecticut political action committee. FIC Action Committee was created in 2004 to promote candidates for Connecticut state government who are sympathetic to the organization's agenda.[7]

Staff[edit]

  • Peter Wolfgang, President, FIC Action & Executive Director, Family Institute of Connecticut
  • Lawrence Taffner, Director of Operations
  • Nicole Stacy, Policy Assistant

Board[edit]

  • Ken Von Kohorn, Chairman
  • Richard Caporaso, Treasurer

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