Hawaii Family Advocates (HFA) is the non-profit and tax-exempt legislative action arm of Hawaii Family Forum (HFF). HFF was founded in 1998 to promote the common good and general welfare, primarily by means of education and direct and grassroots lobbying in support of laws and protect the sanctity of human life, marriage and the family, and which are consistent with principles of good government. In 2010, HFF’s board incorporated HFA. In 2012, HFA was turned over to the current board. Local attorney Jim Hochberg, is the President.
HFA is a 501(c)(4), non-profit social action organization with the mission to educate, lobby for legislation and participate in political activities. In that regard the mission includes engaging in independent expenditures on behalf of candidates, as well as the other actions. HFA is based in Honolulu, Hawaii and is dedicated to preserving and advancing the interests of family, faith, and freedom.
The mission of HFA is to fortify the traditional foundations of civil society through efforts to educate, inform and influence voters and elected officials in support of the country’s historic ideals of equality under the law, and unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness on which this country was founded. To accomplish this, HFA will lobby for or against legislation and participate in elections. HFA is registered with the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission as an independent expenditure, non candidate committee. HFA supports traditional marriage, parental rights, and protection of the life of each person from conception to natural death. HFA opposes abortion and euthanasia (sometimes called physician assisted suicide). HFA supports religious liberty to enable the church to serve its mission in society without undue governmental restrictions and regulation. Because of that, HFA supports protecting churches from liability for exercising the Religious Freedom guaranteed by our constitutions. HFA seeks to support candidates and legislation that support these same values,, and oppose candidates and legislation that are contrary to those values. HFA seeks to fortify the traditional foundations of civil society through efforts to educate, inform and influence elected officials in support of the country’s historic ideals of equality under the law, and the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness on which the nation was founded.
Are my gifts to HFA tax deductible?
No, because of its political and lobbying activities, contributions to HFA are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes, but the identity of all contributors will remain confidential as currently provided by law.
Jim Hochberg, Esq. President Hawaii Family Advocates
Hawaii Family Advocates is definately an organization worth watching. Their efforts are only getting started and I look forward to working with them in making a difference in our community!