DFLA Newsletter: Social Media Campaign Contest

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DFLA Newsletter
September 12, 2017     
The Whole Life Voice Within The Democratic Party
Democrats For Life of America is keeping the people affected by Irma in our hearts and prayers.
"Democrats For Life of America (DFLA) expresses it's disappointment with Democratic senators and interest groups who are attacking federal court of appeals nominee Amy Barrett for her personal religious views on the dignity of human life at all stages."  
Read more on DFLA's position on our website here.
State Senator Billie Sutton is running for Governor of South Dakota. 
We are very pleased to announce a second pro-life Democrat running for governor of a state, to join the ranks of Joshua Svaty of Kansas. South Dakota state senate Democratic leader Billie Sutton is running for governor of South Dakota.
Billie Sutton is a pro-life Democrat who is being called a conservative because of his position on abortion. Ironically, like Governor John Bel Edwards of Louisiana, he is more of a traditional Democrat who supported Obamacare, sponsored a bill for state-funded pre-school, and fought for scholarships for low-income families. You can read more by clicking here.
South Dakota is a prime example of running the right person for the district. South Dakota used to be a Democratic stronghold, but now Republicans control the state senate by a 27-8 majority and the state house, where they have held a supermajority since 1976, by 58 to 12.   
This could be a big win for Democrats if they get behind Billie. Only 5 of 32 governors have been Democrats. The most famous was pro-life Democrat Richard Kneip, who was elected three times, serving from 1971 to 1978. Democrats have not won since then.
To learn more about Billie Sutton, link to his campaign site by clicking here.
The Colorado Association will be hosting an important event on September 30, 2017, with Colorado Democratic gubernatorial candidate Erik Underwood.  It is our hope to hear from as many Democratic candidates running for statewide office in 2018 as possible in the run-up to the November election.    
Underwood wants to meet with pro-life Democrats to hear about the issues that animate us and what policies and legislative initiatives we support.  DFLA of Colorado is enthused about this upcoming event and would like all of you who are in the area to attend. It is your opportunity to speak with a prominent Democrat about whole-life politics and the future of Colorado.
Event Location:  Lakewood Library, 10200 W 20th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80215 
TimeSaturday, September 30, beginning at 12:15 p.m.and concluding by 1:45 p.m.  
Email Contact: Please email us at demsforlifecolorado@gmail.com for questions and to RSVP to this meeting.
Facebook Contact:  Please link to our event page and RSVP here.
To learn more about Erik Underwood's campaign, click here 
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Have you had your article or letter published in local or national media?  Would you like to lead a state chapter? Do you have special skills that can help DFLA?
Please contact us so we can continue to grow and make a difference.
When it comes to understanding what it means to be a pro-life Democrat, all you need to do is look toward John Bel Edwards, governor of Louisiana.  He is against abortion, stands for equal pay for equal work, stands for protecting the environment, and has expanded Medicaid to the working poor.  He is a Southerner and a true backer of the Second Amendment. Bel Edwards reflects the values of his region and is doing the will of his people.  
The Democratic Party needs to learn from his success as a pro-life Democrat in a state where the majority of people voted for Donald Trump. In the Politico article linked below, James Carville, a Democratic political strategist who never shies away from speaking the harsh truth, states, “The lesson [Edwards] offers is that these purists or ideological ayatollahs in the Democratic Party need to shut up and stand down.” 
That pretty much sums it up.
Please read this article by selecting this link.
Thank you for your suggestions and votes on our social media contest. We will be posting this next week on Facebook to increase our numbers. Our goal is to reach 10,000 likes. You can help by spreading the word!
DFLA Upcoming Events:
Princeton University
September 30, 2017
September 30, 2017
Pittsburgh, PA
October 20-22, 2017
March for Life Conference
Washington, D.C.
January 19, 2018
March For Life
DFLA Pro-Life for the Whole Life Breakfast
January 19, 2018
DFLA Pro-Life Summit
July, 2018
Each dollar contributed goes toward this important annual event.

The Democratic National Committee is Listening!

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DFLA Newsletter
May, 2017     
The Whole Life Voice Within the Democratic Party
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Dear Fellow Pro-Life Democrat,
The Perez-Mello controversy has brought forward the plight of pro-life Democrats and focused attention on the need for our party to Open The Big Tent—OTBT.
Pro-life liberals and progressives across the country have been penning op-eds and writing letters in support of our cause:
Democrats Employ A Strange Strategy of Reductionism - Matthew Wittenbrook, The Buffalo News
We are in talks with the Democratic National Committee to open the big tent. We will keep you informed of our progress, but the most effective way is for you to donate your time, talent or treasure to help to get the word out about the importance of Democrats supporting ALL human rights.
Can you write a letter to your editor or repost these articles on your Facebook page?
Can you donate funds to support our work?
Can you help support Democratic candidates for elected office who are pro-life?
And don't forget to join your local state chapter!  
The stakes have never been higher.  Republicans are aiming to destroy the healthcare benefit—in the name of cutting taxes for the wealthiest.
Democrats are needed on all these issues—but we need to keep the party from catering to people with the most extreme position on abortion just because they donate money. 
Kristen Day, Executive Director
Democrats For Life Upcoming Events:
Pro-Life Women's Conference
DFLA will be a sponsor! (FUNDED!)

Orlando, FL
June 23-25, 2017
DFLA will be a sponsor
Milwaukee, WI
June 29-July 1, 2017
Consistent Life Conference
DFLA will be a sponsor
Kristen Day is a speaker!
 Eastern, PA
August 4-6, 2017
March for Life Conference
Washington, D.C.
January 19, 2018
 March For Life
DFLA Pro-life for the Whole Life Breakfast
January 19, 2018
DFLA Pro-Life Summit
May, 2018
Will you consider a contribution today to our Conference Fund? Every dollar counts toward making DFLA's presence known to both Pro-Lifers and Democrats. Please click here. 
Should Democrats embrace pro-life candidates?
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The Tylt has another poll about pro-life democrats. It is neck and neck with 9 days of voting left. Please vote and share!
Heath Mello has lost the Omaha mayoral race. This loss, like the other recent Democratic losses, is not surprising considering the pressure applied by Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Rights Action League.
These losses reveal the motives of the "choice" movement and the priority pro-“choicers” place on their single issue over the good of the Democratic Party. 
Abortion-rights leaders got involved in the race and pressured a pro-life Democrat to make a confusing statement about being personally pro-life but vowing not to vote that way. That position turns away pro-life voters, who rightly question the integrity and authenticity of the candidate.
You wouldn't say, "I believe that climate change is real, but I am not going to vote that way," or "I believe that there are too many deaths from guns, but I am not going to vote to reduce gun violence."
It was a close election, and when every vote mattered, our party could not afford to make the election about abortion and alienate the Independents and Democrats who believe in the sanctity of life. 
The abortion-rights movement shouldn't have been involved in that race at all if they cared at all about the Democratic Party. 
Instead, the abortion-rights activists are successfully keeping their single issue first and the good of the Democratic Party second—and delivering Middle America into Republican hands.

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