This is the blog formerly known as “Connecticut in the Crosshairs.” Why did we change the name of a successful blog? Primarily because everybody kept referring to it as FIC Blog, so we figured that if the name fit, use it. More importantly, we have done a complete blog redesign and upgrade so this was the perfect time for a shorter and more fitting name.
FIC Blog is meant to help fill the massive vacuum created by Connecticut’s liberal media. We provide the perspective you won’t get reading the Courant or Post editorial pages. (Read here front pages too . . . then again, these papers let their liberal elitism seep through in even the business sections, so pretty much the whole papers). Don’t worry: your old links and feeds to Connecticut in the Croshairs will still work, but we will now have the functionality of a professional blog with all of the bells and whistles. We’ve added comments, better permalinks, and all sorts of other geek-related functionality.
Connecticut in the Crosshairs began in 2004 and quickly became one of the most viewed political blogs in the state. The media tried to ignore us and the liberal blogs loved to mock us (which just made us smile and blog more!) but we kept growing until we were receiving over 5000 views a month. Given that the technology we were using was, frankly, junk, this was a major coup. But we’ve learned a lot since then and we now have one of the best blogging platforms around. In the future we will be adding even more functionality, with a video and audio podcast already in the works.
Who We Are
FIC includes three organizations: Family Institute of Connecticut Action, our 501 (c) 4 lobbying arm, Family Institute of Connecticut Action Committee, our state political action committee, and the Family Institute of Connecticut, our 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational organization.
All of our organizations are committed to encouraging and strengthening the family. We are dedicated to defending faith, family, and common-sense values in a state where all three are under constant barrage.
The blogger who posts most often on these pages is Peter Wolfgang, whose bio is below.
Peter Wolfgang, President, FIC Action and Executive Director, Family Institute of Connecticut
Peter has led FIC since July, 2007 and had been its director of public policy since 2004 and the chief architect of FIC’s statewide defense of marriage petition drive in 2002. In that time he helped to grow FIC from a small organization representing a few hundred supporters to one of the largest statewide pro-family organizations in the Northeast. FIC now counts over 50,000 Connecticut families as supporters of its work. FIC has grown to three organizations thanks in part to his leadership: Family Institute of Connecticut Action, our lobbying arm, Family Institute of Connecticut Action Committee, our political action arm, and the Family Institute of Connecticut, our non-profit educational arm. Peter holds a Juris Doctorate from UConn School of Law and is a member of the Connecticut Bar. He also has a Bachelors Degree in International Studies from The American University in Washington, D.C.
Peter was born and raised in Manchester, CT. He and his wife, Leslie, live in Waterbury with their four children: Elizabeth, 7, Katharine, 5, Isaac, 3, and Rose, 1. In 2006 they were named “Family of the Year” by the Connecticut State Council of the Knights of Columbus.
Where Are We Located
Our offices are right down the street from the capitol at 77 Buckingham Street, Hartford, CT 06106
How Are We Funded
By You! Our support comes overwhelmingly from donations from supporters like you. We have over 3000 regular contributors which allow us two full-time staff including a registered lobbyist. We do a lot more than blog!
(Hartford Courant photo of Peter Wolfgang by Shana Surek, 7/26/07. This page was updated due to Peter’s promotion to executive director. To learn more about previous executive director Brian Brown’s continuing work to protect marriage click here.)