Topic: Schools and Individual Privacy
Karen England is the Executive Director of Capitol Resource Institute, a non-profit organization that provides education and advocacy for family values in the California state capitol. She has led its work in the California state legislature and at local government levels for 17 years. CRI is the oldest pro-family public policy organization in California.
In her position at CRI, Karen has been described as “a point person for conservatives.” Legislators and others seek out Karen for her incisive and consistently pro-family analysis of current legislation. As the designer of “Day at the Capitol,” Karen brings regular citizens into the legislative and advocacy process. She also directs the City on the Hill Youth Leadership Conference. Each summer, students become mock legislators for the week, receive hands-on training in grassroots organization, learn about their Christian heritage, and more.
Karen was appointed spokeswoman for California’s Prop 73 campaign in 2005. She was a leader in the effort to Stop SB 48 and restore parental rights. And was also a leader in the effort to repeal AB 1266, commonly known as the “bathroom bill,” which forced schools to allow students to use bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers according to their “gender identity,” rather than their biological sex.
Karen has represented family values in outlets including FOX News, The O’Reilly Factor, Anderson Cooper 360, The Laura Ingram Show, the San Francisco Chronicle, WorldNetDaily, and others. Her writing has appeared on the FlashReport, California’s version of the Drudge Report, and elsewhere.
Karen is happily married to John England. They have four children and three grandchildren.