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USA Today Op-Ed by DFLA Executive Director Kristen Day Published

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Democrats For Life of America
01/30/2020

Democrats for Life of America Executive Director Kristen Day recently wrote an op-ed describing her experience in attempts to get the opinions of the 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates. It was published in USA Today, and you can read it by clicking the link below.

Executive Director Kristen Day writes Op-Ed for USA Today:
"I'm the pro-life Democrat who confronted Pete Buttigieg. He's pushing out valuable voters."

Kristen Day is the executive director of Democrats For Life of America. Follow her on Twitter: @ProLifeDem

 

Democrats For Life of America Proud to Endorse Collin Peterson (MN-07) for Re-Election

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Democrats for Life of America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                          CONTACT: Kristen Day

January 30, 2020                                                                               (703) 424-6663

Democrats For Life of America Proud to Endorse Collin Peterson for Re-Election

WASHINGTON, DC –Democrats For Life of America (DFLA) has announced its proud endorsement of Collin Peterson (MN-07) for re-election. The organization cited his active leadership in the U.S. Congress and his longstanding independent voice for putting the good of the people in his district first.

“Congressman Peterson has been a solid and reliable pro-life vote,” said Kristen Day, executive director of DFLA. “Furthermore, he has done a tremendous job establishing himself as a representative of his district and not the Washington establishment. The consistents of the 7th Congressional District can be assured that he puts them first with each and every vote.”

As Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, he consistently protected the farms in his district and around the nation crafting the 2008 Farm Bill and a coalition to pass it. He has also had an established record of working across party lines for the good of the people. He proved his ability to put the people above partisanship.

“The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) should really be honest about their goals – to elect Republicans,” said Day. “The Constituents of the 7th Congressional District of Minnesota should judge Congressman Peterson on his record, not on the skewed opinion of the NRTL who clearly values Republican votes over legislative leaders.”

According to Open Secrets, the National Right to Life Committee has not supported Democratic candidates since 2010 when they spent $3,204 to support Democratic candidates, which dwarfed the $2.1 million spent for Republican candidates and $22,860 spent against Democratic candidates.

“Pro-life voters need to rally behind Congressman Peterson and trust him and his record.,” said Day. “Without his valued voice within the Democrat Caucus, it silences us in the Pro-Life movement collectively.”

News Coverage: Democrats for Life of America Executive Director confronts 2020 Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg on Democratic Platform on Abortion

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Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

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Check out these articles of coverage from 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg's Iowa Town Hall on Fox News, where Democrats for Life of America Executive Director Kristen Day asked a pertinent question to Mayor Buttigieg about whether he would allow Pro-Life Democrats into the party, and would consider softening the Democratic National Committee platform language surrounding abortion:

01/28/2020 - America Magazine "Will pro-life Democratic voters be courted in the 2020 Primary? It's not likely."

01/28/2020 - National Review "Mayor Pete Dodges The Question, Again."

01/27/2020 - Fox News Pro-life Dem clashes with Buttigieg at Town Hall: "We don't belong."

01/27/2020 - Catholic News Agency "We've had enough:' Pro-Life Democrat blasts Mayor Pete."

01/27/2020 - The Federalist "Pro-Life Democrat Voter Confronts Pete Buttigieg At Fox News Town Hall."

 

Democrats For Life of America Applauds Congress’ Passage of Paid Family Leave for Federal Workers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Media Contact: Kristen Day, Executive Director, DFLA

Phone: 703-424-6663

Email address: kday@democratsforlife.org

Washington DC, December 16, 2019 – Democrats For Life of America (DFLA) commends the passage by Congress of a guarantee of 12 weeks of paid family leave for federal workers as part of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. The President is expected to sign the bill into law.

“This is an excellent step forward in ensuring a whole-life culture in our country,” said Kristen Day, Executive Director of Democrats For Life. “The United States is currently one of only a handful of nations that do not ensure paid family leave by law.”

The existing family leave law, the 1993 Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), signed into law by President Bill Clinton, guarantees workers only unpaid family leave (up to 12 weeks) after the birth of a child. The new law will guarantee paid leave for the roughly 2 million workers employed by the federal government nationwide.

“The time off under the FMLA was only a first step,” said Day. “This bill, which is long overdue, will help working men and women during a critical time with their newborn by providing financial security to focus on this new precious life.”

DFLA, the leading voice for the 21 million Americans who identify as Democrats and pro-life, has supported several proposals in Congress that would extend paid leave further to working families in private industry, including a proposal by Rep. Rosa DeLaura (D-CT) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). DFLA is reviewing a bipartisan bill by Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). and a proposal by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). Ivanka Trump has also stated that she views paid family leave as a priority and a six-week paid leave proposal was included in President Trump’s budget.

“It is encouraging to see efforts and proposals from both sides of the aisle to provide more support to new parents,” said Day “Paid leave will impact millions of families across the nation, and help build up a culture of life. We urge Congress to continue to push forward and provide this benefit to millions of Americans who work in the private sector.” 

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Abortion Litmus Test by the Democratic Attorneys General Association out of Sync with Winning Elections

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STATEMENT OF KRISTEN DAY,

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DEMOCRATS FOR LIFE OF AMERICA

On the eve of Governor John Bel Edwards’ win in Louisiana, which proves the ability of a pro-life Democrat to win in red states, the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) has sold out to the abortion industry by imposing a litmus test for Democratic Candidates.

Candidates like John Bel Edwards, an exemplary Democrat in areas of human service needs, equality, and diversity, would not be endorsed! Governor Edwards did not run from his pro-life position; he embraced it and was proud to promote a whole life agenda to protect and support human lives from “womb to tomb.”   This was a source of strength for his campaign.

Any abortion rights candidate would have lost.

We encourage DAGA to reconsider this shortsighted and discriminatory policy and embrace a big tent policy of inclusion if Democrats are to win throughout the country.

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