It has been an exciting week for pro-life Democrats, and I am eager to share with you some of the developments.
PRO-LIFE DEMOCRAT LIPINSKI WINS in ILLINOIS 3rd
The Illinois 3rd Congressional District re-elected Congressman Dan Lipinski, a pro-life Democrat, despite millions of dollars spent by the abortion lobby to discredit him. NARAL (the National Abortion Rights Action League) and Emily’s List together spent more than 1 million dollars directly for his opponent’s campaign. In the end, this solid Democratic district rejected a female candidate who proudly advertised, “I am 100% pro-choice.”This race should send a strong signal to the Democratic Party that when Democrats have a choice, many prefer a pro-life Democrat. We continue to reach out to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) to encourage "BIG TENT" Democratic Party candidates.
DFLA TO SPEAK UP IN NEW YORK
New York members made progress in their effort to stop abortion expansion in New York. Their billboard campaign to raise $5000, featured on our website, gained some momentum when an AP reporter covered the story. We are a little shy of our goal, but the billboard is up and making a strong statement.
1st ANNUAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST LAUNCHED
We unveiled our new scholarship fund, and 94% of the prize money is already committed to the fund. Everyone can join in spreading the word about the availability of the scholarship.
DOORS CONTINUE TO OPEN TO REACH PRO-LIFE MILLENNIALS
I spoke to the Harvard Law School students in Cambridge, Massachusetts, about pro-life Democrats and our “pro-life for the whole life” position.
I attended the Students For Life event in New York City and met with some fantastic pro-life women leaders.
ANOTHER DFLA CHAPTER – in GEORGIA – ADDS FACEBOOK PAGE
Our Georgia Chapter kicked off its FaceBook page. Check it out by clicking here:
To keep up these good works and be effective, we appreciate your ability to give of your talent or treasure. We have a fantastic group of volunteers in the Washington, D.C., area and throughout the country who help with everything from editing newsletters, writing press releases, and updating our website to advising candidates and coordinating our volunteers. But we need more help. We are in desperate need of more administrative staff to support our growing organization!
What can YOU do TODAY?
ONGOING COMMITMENT NEEDED TO KEEP MOMENTUM
Please consider making a monthly contribution that might better fit your budget. Even $20 a month can go a long way toward paying the light bills.
You can become a SUSTAINING MEMBER OF DFLA by clicking here.
OR … If you want to designate your donation to the areas mentioned above, here are links to those projects:
We still need funding for our New York billboard. If you would like to support the billboard, click here.
We need only $250 more to meet our goal for the scholarship fund. Click here to help with the award.
We have several more candidates whom we would like the DCCC to support. If you want to help open the big tent, click here.
If you would like to help fund our upcoming conference, please click here.
Or, if you want to help with general donations, please contribute by clicking here.
Thank you so much for your support and generosity.
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