Former Democratic Governor of Pennsylvania and pro-life hero Robert Casey Sr. described the Democratic Party's embrace of legalized abortion as, "...wrong in principle and out of the mainstream of our party's historic commitment to protecting the powerless." The Democratic Party has long been the champion for the most vulnerable members in our society: children, the elderly, the poor, the sick, the disabled and the marginalized. However, the Democratic Party's support for legalized abortion fails to protect the most vulnerable members of our society, the unborn.
Democrats for Life of America: Campus Outreach, seeks to mobilize the energy and the enthusiasm of today's students and young people in support of DFLA's efforts to promote the pro-life bloc of the Democratic Party. Grassroots efforts on college campuses can effectively organize to elect and support pro-life leaders in the Democratic Party and promote awareness of whole life issues such as abortion, capital punishment, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, poverty and genocide. Efforts on college campuses around the country will be critical in placing the defense of human dignity and life at the forefront of the national agenda.
Our generation has shown a renewed awareness in the plight of others. As a generation we have also demonstrated a great belief in the equality of all people. We are therefore, tasked with ensuring that every human life is protected and each individual's human dignity is defended. We have a responsibility to channel our energy and ambition to turn our awareness into action that addresses whole life issues.
Since the decision of Roe vs. Wade was handed down 38 years ago and the Democratic Party's support of its conclusion to legalize abortion was established, many Democrats have been unable to reconcile their beliefs and convictions with this portion of the Party's platform. In promoting the pro-life bloc of the Democratic Party we not only can reaffirm the Democratic Party's commitment to the most vulnerable members of our society, but we can reestablish the Party as the inclusive, "big-tent" party that it is.
We need your help in promoting the platform of the pro-life bloc of the Democratic Party on your campus. We ask that you write letters to your school paper, work in conjunction with the College Democrats on your campus and use forms of social media to promote awareness and encourage action on whole life issues.
Caitlin Conroy: Campus Outreach Coordinator
How to Get Involved:
Grassroots organization on college campuses will be crucial in promoting the goals of the pro-life bloc of the Democratic Party. Writing to your school paper, posting fliers, starting a facebook page for your own campus, and getting involved with the College Democrats on your campus are just some of the ways to get started.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if:
- You would like to start a chapter at your college or university
- You would like a representative from DFLA to come speak on your campus
- You would like DFLA to promote an event, recruiting effort, or publication
Here are some fliers to hand out.
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