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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.

Pro-Life Democrats to Rally in Atlanta Ahead of November 20, 2019 Debate

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Washington, DC, November 15, 2019 – Democrats For Life of America (DFLA)Pro-Life San Francisco, Georgia Life Alliance, and the Pro-Life Democratic Candidate PAC are holding a rally in Atlanta before the Democratic presidential debate to advocate for inclusion of pro-life Democrats in the party.
 
"Statistics state that one-in-three Democrats are pro-life. We have an incredible opportunity to represent Democrats who believe in the sanctity of life to the Democratic presidential candidates," said DFL of Georgia Chapter Coordinator Reverend Harriet Bradley. "The candidates are largely listening to the abortion extremist’s voice and ignoring the concerns of the pro-life voting bloc. We do have a voice. Our vote matters, and our vote should count. We will be silent no more!!”
 
The rally gathers pro-life advocates from Atlanta and both local and national speakers to assert that the Democratic Party is stronger when it is inclusive. Furthermore, there is a pro-life Democratic voting bloc that is being ignored, which could result in millions of voters staying home rather than voting for candidates who continue to advocate for a platform that celebrates abortion.
 
“The Democratic Party needs pro-life Democrats because the party is at risk of handing over a winnable election to Republicans because of their extreme abortion plank,” said Jacob Lupfer, who runs strategy and communications firm The Relay Group, which consults for the Pro-Life Democratic Candidate PAC. “Moderation on the life issue could win over voters who are concerned about President Trump's character and conduct in office.”
 
Also leading the charge for inclusion of pro-life voters is “left-wing pro-lifer” Terrisa Bukovianc. Bukovianc, who leads Pro-Life San Francisco, engages in robust pro-life advocacy and coalition work in California’s most liberal city. Bukovianc is a national leader in fighting against fetal-tissue harvesting for medical research, a grizzly agenda that demands and consumes taxpayer-financed fetal remains.
 
“What disturbs me almost as much as live human fetal dismemberment is the fact that we Democrats, the most progressive party in the nation, and the leader in global progressive thought and policy, are allowing the Trump Administration to hold the moral high ground on this issue,” said Bukovianc. “The majority of Democrats want to see elective late-term abortion more restricted than it is today, and we demand representation. Abortion extremism is not progress.”
 
DFLA is also supporting the goals of the Pro-Life Democratic Candidate PAC to protest the party’s “extreme abortion plank at every step of the 2020 election: the nominating contest, delegate selection, the DNC platform, the convention in Milwaukee, the general election campaign, and the Electoral College.”
 
“The candidates who qualified for this debate are not seeking the support of millions of Democratic voters who would like to see abortion less necessary and less common,” said Kristen Day, the executive director of Democrats for Life of America. She added, “I am proud of the DFLA members who are speaking up and voicing their concerns about the lack of diversity in the party when it comes to views on abortion.”
 
Georgia is an active pro-life state with significant legal protections for women and unborn children, including an informed-consent law, a parental-involvement requirement for minors considering abortions, and an ultrasound mandate. The state recently passed a law to ban abortion after six weeks.
 
“The Georgia Democratic Party has been radicalized by extremist leadership from a former Planned Parenthood staffer who enforces a religious support for abortion up until and after birth. These views are out of touch with many Democrats, even in the General Assembly, who support the right to life,” said Joshua Edmonds, the executive director of Georgia Life Alliance. “With the party now targeting pro-life Democrats in next year’s election, it is time for pro-life Democrats in Georgia to take their party back.”
 
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John Bel Edwards Proves the Right Kind of Democrat Can Win in the South

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Kristen Day, Executive Director, DFLA
Phone: 703-424-6663
 
Washington, DC, November 17, 2019 -- Democrats For Life membership is encouraged and excited that John Bel Edwards won a second term as for Governor of Louisiana. The organization cited Edwards’ strong record and leadership in defending and protecting life at all stages and his successful advocacy on behalf of a whole life agenda as a critical component for his victory.
 
“Governor John Bel Edwards has shown by example that he is a consistent and reliable whole-life advocate,” said Kristen Day, executive director of DFLA. “He is a voice for the voiceless. As governor, he expanded access to healthcare, addressed obstacles to placing adoptive and foster children in loving homes, and was a leader passing criminal justice reform in Louisiana and nationally.”
 
Bel Edwards is the only Democratic governor in the South in a state that promotes pro-life values. The Louisiana legislature has more pro-life Democrats than any other state legislature and has passed bi-partisan life-enhancing legislation.
 
“A pro-choice Democratic candidate wouldn't have come close and wouldn't have given the state four years of helpful policies for low-income families,” said Day. “The Governor has stressed helping working families by increasing pay for teachers for the first time in years and expanded the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income families.”
 
In red states, the Democratic Party relies solely on candidates distancing themselves as individuals from extreme national positions. Logistically, the party needs to win some red states in order to prevail in the Electoral College, the Senate, and redistricting battles.
 
“If Democrats would like to win around the nation, they need to offer a more moderate position on abortion, including dropping the Hyde repeal in the platform,” said Day. “They need to move away from glamorizing abortion and focus instead on enabling women to have real choices instead of supporting women being exploited by the abortion industry.
 
Candidates like John Bel Edwards are the future of the Party.”  

2019 CONFERENCE - We are motivated and inspired!

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Thank you, Michigan!

Our Michigan Chapter did an exceptional job for the 2019 conference. The speakers did not disappoint. We finished day 3 of the conference, and all of us are more inspired than ever before. We will give you a full report and upload videos of the speeches.

Thank you to all of the speakers, our sponsors, and the Michigan Chapter for all there incredible work. This was a fantastic weekend in Lansing at Michigan State University!

Watch converage of DFL on two Lansing television stations!

DFLA President Kristen Day smiling next to a billboard by Progress Michigan that says Go Green! Go White! Go home Dems for Life!Progress Michigan, a local Democratic progressive group, did not like that we were coming to East Lansing. The organization started a petition to protest our arrival and hired a billboard truck and digital billboard. Ironically, the exposure provided us with incredible media attention, including print, radio and television.

You can watch the two spots on evening television news below:

WLNS News, Lansing, Michigan

WILX News, Lansing, Michigan

Unfortunately, the group declined an invitation to meet us and learn more about our pro-life-for-the-whole-life position.

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