What Should We Expect from the New Congress?

Join us in a conversation with Debbie Wuthnow, President of iVoterGuide.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 12 PM (ET)

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The mid-term election was surprising and disappointing in many respects, since there was no “red wave.”

But leadership is apparently shifting to the GOP in the House and possibly in the Senate. This affords enormous opportunities to change the nation’s current disastrous course.

According to newly re-elected U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, “the agenda items should be obvious:

  • Secure the border
  • Regain energy independence
  • Restore fiscal sanity
  • Ease the regulatory burden
  • Ensure a competitive tax environment.”

As a general rule, “don’t consider any bill that would increase the size, scope or cost of the federal government.”

What else could a new conservative-led Congress initiate?

What about parents’ rights? Religious liberty? Freedom from Big Tech censorship? Respecting human life?

There is another concern, and that is the damage that a lame-duck Congress led by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer could do over the next few weeks before the new Congress takes office in January.

Does the GOP have a strategy for thwarting passage of the awful, Orwellian-named “Equality Act” or the equally misleading “Respect for Marriage Act?”

Finally, to end on a positive note, Republicans made important gains toward broadening the conservative coalition.

Minorities are voting more conservative, especially in Texas and Florida, where Hispanics are making a huge difference. Florida is no longer a “purple” state but is now solidly conservative. The black vote, too, is no longer monolithically liberal, something STAND America PAC has been working hard to effect.

iVoterGuide is dedicated to restoring traditional values in America and electing godly office holders. In 2020, the organization researched over 8,000 candidates in the 2020 Primary and general elections and educated 3.5 million voters.

In 2022, iVoterGuide researched more than 12,000 candidates in 35 states with expanded coverage of key local school boards. The resultant voter guides provided important information for values voters.

What is the role for grass-roots activists now that the election is over? And what should we expect out of Congress?

Debbie Wuthnow, president of iVoterGuide, the nation’s premier Christian voting guide, is passionate about educating and equipping Americans about the power of voting for the candidates that best represent their values.

iVoterGuide provides millions of voters with candidate information not featured in other guides in order to give Americans all the information necessary to vote based on their own values and for what is best for the United States of America.

Debbie has a master’s degree in Computer Science from Princeton University and was a Systems Engineer at AT&T Bell Laboratories.

She grew up in a Christian home in Springfield, Missouri. Her debate partner at Kickapoo High School led her to Christ where she ‘walked the aisle’ at a Baptist Revival at the age of 16. However, not until her first semester at Princeton (when she met her future husband) did she learn what following Christ really means. She then rededicated her life and was baptized.

Since then, Bible study and discipleship have been the anchor and foundation to her life.

Very active in Community Bible Study (CBS) for over 20 years, Debbie served in leadership and on the “servant’s team,” first in St. Louis, then in Chicago and Austin.  The first Bible study she did was Henry Blackaby’s “Experiencing God,” which had a huge impact on her life.

Through that study, she learned to watch for God at work and join him in that work. She also learned that God speaks not just through His word and prayer, but also through other people and circumstances.

She has followed His leading through her education, marriage, engineering career, motherhood, and into her current leadership position at iVoterGuide.

After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR) in 1985, she was hired by AT&T Bell Laboratories and placed in the One Year On Campus program, through which she received her Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1987.

During her time at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Debbie served as a Systems Engineer in Holmdel, New Jersey and as a Technical Consultant on the AT&T Regional Marketing Team for Southwestern Bell.  In these roles she worked defining protocols for Integrated Services Data Network’s Basic Rate Interface (ISDN-BRI), representing AT&T at the international standards’ bodies, and as project lead demonstrating the first microcellular tower.

In 1992, Debbie’s lifelong dream was achieved when she became a mother.  As a stay-at-home mom of three, Debbie also served in many volunteer positions including: director of Vacation Bible school, decade-long coordinator of the student ministry’s Labor of Love Craft show, and Coordinator, Treasurer, Children’s leader, and music leader for Northwest Austin Community Bible Study (CBS).  She also undertook projects for the PTA, band boosters, gymnastics team boosters, and swim team boosters.

Praying for God’s leading during her “empty nest” period, Debbie was connected to iVoterGuide in 2011 through her CBS Teaching Director.  God had much in store for her – and for iVoterGuide.  Debbie began as a data analyst, supporting the Chief Technical Officer in website maintenance, but before long was learning database programming to download and process campaign finance data and other critical information. In 2014, she was named Director of Operations. She became Executive Director and became a member of the Board of Directors in 2016. In 2018, she was named President of iVoterGuide.

Debbie joined the Pinnacle Forum Board of Directors in 2021.

She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, Mark, and is the mother of three grown children.

Please join us for this informative and stimulating discussion.


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