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Help us Reach the New DNC Party Chair!

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DFLA Newsletter
March, 2017     
 
 
The Whole Life Voice Within the Democratic Party
MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
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Dear Friend,
 
The Democratic Party is in crisis, and the time is ripe for us to impact the rebuilding of the devastation. There are several things we need to do, and we need your help. 
 
First, we must meet with the new party chair, Tom Perez, and the vice-chair, Congressman Keith Ellison.  Neither one is talking about the strength of the Big Tent,and we must educate both of them on how pro-life Democrats are critical to winning. We have made the request to meet, and we will keep you up-to-date on their response.
 
Second, we need your help to send a message. If you are giving money to the Democratic Party, please stop. No more pro-life Democratic money can go to help an organization that is currently working against us. Every time your party asks for money, please respond that you will start giving again when pro-life Democrats are welcome. Don't hesitate to donate directly to pro-life Democrats, as they need your help more than ever!
 
Third, please make a contribution to Democrats For Life's Open the Big Tent initiative. Our Big Tent initiative is beginning to receive the attention of the media, who are asking the Democratic National Committee why they aren't welcoming the pro-life Democrats. Our Big Tent report at the DNC made an impact! We are in the process of updating it with the current data. Still, we are an under-fundedorganization facing a well-established and well-funded 189-year-old organization. So we need your support.
 
If we are going to win, we need your help. If we win, we can win back the majority. If we win, we can pass paid leave for working families, save programs to assist people in need, and preserve the good parts of the Affordable Care Act and work to fix the parts that are not working. If we win, preborn children will receive the protection they deserve, and pregnant women will be supported.
 
The time is now! There are common ground and common purpose to be found, and we can lead the effort with your help. Please make a contribution today!
 
Sincerely,
Kristen
 
STATE CHAPTER NEWS:
 
The State Chapter focus remains on building up the grassroots by getting in touch with people who want to get involved in various capacities. There is a lot of great enthusiasm for people to help out in a variety of ways in our existing chapters, as well as people who would like to help us get chapters started in states where we currently do not have them.
 
We are also getting out the word about our State Chapter Conference being available through live stream so that people who are unable to come can participate. Many people have expressed interest in this, which will allow us to connect to people who live outside the Northeast and are unable to make it.  We are also going to be in a panel discussion of Pro-Life Democrats next month at Catholic University.More information will be provided about this when it becomes finalized.
 
 
Democrats For Life Upcoming Events:
 
DFLA State Chapter Conference
Everyone Welcome!
Philadelphia, PA
April 1-2, 2017

Pro-Life Women's Conference
DFLA will be a sponsor! (FUNDED!)

Orlando, FL
June 23-25

Milwaukee, WI
June 29-July 1
 
Consistent Life Conference
FUNDING NEEDED!  Kristen Day is a speaker!
 Eastern, PA
August 4-6
 
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.
 

Building a Whole Life Movement

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DFLA Newsletter
February, 2017     
 
 
The Whole Life Voice Within the Democratic Party
Will You Help Us Build A Whole Life Movement?
 
It is time to spread our voices, and show our country and our party that Pro-Life Democrats are critical to building a majority party. Help us spread the message about Democrats For Life of America by doing the following things:
 
1. Use Social Media! Use our hashtag #ChooseBoth to show that we support both the mother and the child, as well as #OpenTheBigTent to show the Democratic Party that our voices demand to be heard! Tweet at us @demsforlife your pictures from the March For Life or other events. Add your thoughts on why you're a Pro-Life Democrat!
 
2. Call Your Elected Officials! The House passed H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act, on January 24, 2017, by a vote of 238 to 183. The legislation would make the provision known as the Hyde Amendment permanent law. It would also clarify that federal funds are not allowed for abortion in plans included in the Affordable Care Act. Now it is the Senate's turn.
 
Contact your U.S. senators and urge them to bring the legislation up for consideration before the full Senate.
 
Democrats For Life also would like to thank the following Pro-Life Democrats in Congress who voted YES on this legislation. Be sure to contact them and thank them for their courageous vote!
 
U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski, Illinois 3rd District
U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar, Texas 28th District

U.S. Representative Collin Peterson, Minnesota 7th District
 
3. Make A Donation To Democrats For Life of America and volunteer!

Democrats For Life of America is working hard to promote the Pro-Life view within the Democratic Party, and to provide for both the mother and the child. We need your help to keep up with growing interest in our organization. We need to raise $600 per month for our part-time State Chapter Coordinator. So far, we have raised $420 for the position for this month. There's still a long way to go! Please consider a contribution to our Grassroots Building Team.Or make a general contribtuion to Democrats For Life. Every dollar counts to help grow a Whole Life Culture in America today, and we need your help. Will you donate to help DFLA today?
 
We also need support in individual states to build up our state chapters. Please consider volunteering your time and efforts!
 
STATE CHAPTER UPDATE:
NEWS FROM INDIANA
 
Lori Harimann of South Bend, Indiana, has written a great op-ed piece in the South Bend Tribune about what it means to be a Pro-Life Democrat, and why the party should open the big tent if they want to succeed again! Read it here!
 
 
 
 
In this write-up for the National Catholic Reporter, Michael Sean Winters writes about how the Pro-Life Movementneeds to disavow the attitude and comm​ents on women of Donald Trump as the standard-bearer of the movement. We agree! Check it out!
 
Democrats For Life Upcoming Events:
 
DFLA State Chapter Conference
Philadelphia, PA
April 1 and 2, 2017

Pro-Life Women's Conference
DFLA will be a sponsor! (FUNDED!)

Orlando, FL
June 23-25

Milwaukee, WI
June 29-July 1
 
Consistent Life Conference
FUNDING NEEDED! Kristen Day is a speaker!
 Eastern, PA
August 4-August 6
 
Will you consider a contribution today to our Conference Fund? Every dollar counts towards making DFLA's presence known to both Pro-Lifers and Democrats. Please

Let's Keep The Momentum Going. Join us in Philadelphia in April!

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DFLA Newsletter
February, 2017     
 
 
The Whole Life Voice Within the Democratic Party
 
DFLA State Chapter Conference Announced! April 1st-2nd, 2017
The Conference will take place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 
Democrats For Life of America will be holding its next State Chapter Conference here in Philadelphia, PA, hosted by the DFLA Pennsylvania State Chapter.
 
Located at the University of Pennsylvania Cardinal Newman Center, the conference will span two days on April 1st and 2nd, 2017.
 
We will feature speeches from noted Pro-Life Democrats, including academics, elected officials, and longtime members of Democrats For Life of America. At the conference, there will be discussions of how to articulate the Pro-Life Democratic position among fellow pro-lifers and Democrats, as well as building up and connecting fellow Pro-Lifers in all 50 states, including how to better organize state chapters using social media, letters to the editor, and events to create an active state chapter and advocacy group in your own state!
 
Tickets for the conference will cost $30, $20 for students. A list of speakers and panels will be released soon. We hope to see you there.
 
To buy tickets, please purchase them here!
 
If you are in need of a hotel room for the conference, we have a special Hotel Room rate at the Holiday Inn Express Midtown in Philadelphia at $135 per night + tax. If you are interested in getting a room at the discounted rate, or have any questions, or are willing to volunteer in planning and organizing for the conference, please contact PA State Chapter Coordinator Christian Matozzo at penndemsforlife@gmail.com
 
Date:
April 1st and 2nd, 2017
Location:
University of Pennsylvania Cardinal Newman Center
3720 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Time:
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Price:
$30 ($20 for students)
 
 
 
Grassroots Building
Join the team!
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Thank you to those who have contributed to the Grassroots Building Fund. We need another $300 to fund the month of February. Please consider a contribution today.
STATE CHAPTER UPDATE
NEWS FROM MASSACHUSETTS:
 
Pro-Life Democrats in Massachusetts are forming a DFLA State Chapter, and they need your help! If you're located in Massachussets and are interested in volunteering, please contact us here.
 
Not located in Mass. but still want to help? Looking for a State Chapter in your state? You can also sign up to volunteer for DFLA! As we enter an age of decidedly partisan politics, we need all the help we can get to promote the Whole Life cause!
 
 
Democrats For Life Upcoming Events:
 
DFLA State Chapter Conference
Philadelphia, PA
April 1st and 2nd, 2017

Pro-Life Women's Conference - DFLA will be a sponsor (FUNDED)
Orlando, FL
June 23rd-25th

The National Right to Life Convention - DFLA will be a sponsor pending funding
Milwaukee, WI
June 29-July 1
 
Consitent Life Conference - DFLA will be a sponsor pending funding and Kristen Day is a speaker
 Eastern, PA
August 4 - August 6
 
Will you consider a contribution today to our Conference Fund? Every dollar counts towards making DFLA's presence known to both Pro-Lifers and Democrats. Please click here.

Join the "Grassroots Building Team"

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DFLA Newsletter
February, 2017     
 
 
The Whole Life Voice Within the Democratic Party
DFLA IS SEEING MAJOR GROWTH! WE NEED YOUR HELP IN HIRING A STATE CHAPTER COORDINATOR!
 
 
 
Our numbers are growing, and we need to raise money for more staff! Join our "Grassroots Building Team" today.
 
Take a look at these outreach numbers from our Facebook page over the past 7 days. 
  • Page Views - Increased 422%
  • Audience Reach - Increased 739%
  • Post Engagements - Increased 970% to 28,752 people
  • Page Likes - Increased by 1041%
Democrats For Life of America is seeing greater interest and growth than ever before! In order for us to be the most effective in our outreach to Pro-Life Democrats, we need a dedicated staffer to build up and support vibrant and active DFLA state chapters in all 50 states.
 
Good News! We are doing just that.
 
The DFLA Board has authorized the hiring of a state chapter coordinator, provided that we can raise the funds.
 
We are starting with a small goal. We will hire a state chapter coordinator to work no more than 10 hours a week with a cap of $600 per month. And that's where you come in!
 
Join the "Grassroots Building Team". We need 20 of our members to commit to $30 per month for this important effort. Or, if you are feeling really generous, cover one week for $150. Any amount helps. You can make this commitment by clicking here.
 
Many of you have contacted DFLA to say that you are interested in helping. Having a dedicated person who will focus on helping our state chapters will make a tremendous difference.
 
Please consider a donation today. Your contribution will go toward helping to connect and advocate for Pro-Life Democrats in every state across our great country, and to furthering the work that DFLA does every day. We need your help! Every penny helps in our efforts to hire a state chapter coordinator to organize our state chapter efforts. 
 
With your help, Democrats for Life of America can help to build a nation that is Pro-Life for the Whole Life! Please consider joining the "Grassroots Building Team" to help our efforts!
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WE ARE ATTENDING THE PRO-LIFE WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
 
Thank you for supporting our Conference FundThe second annual Pro-Life Women's Conference will be held June 23-25, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. DFLA will be attending as a sponsor because of your support!
 
STATE CHAPTER UPDATE: 
NEWS FROM NEW YORK:
 
The fight for Life is on again in the State of New York, as the "Medical Aid in Dying Act" has been reintroduced in the New York State House.
 
DFLA Board Member Charlie Camosy wrote a great piece for the New York Daily News on why assisted suicide is both morally wrong and against liberal principles of caring for the poor, disadvantaged, and forgotten in society. Check it out! If you are interested in helping out in New York, please visit their website!
 
NEWS FROM COLORADO:DFL of Colorado is having a state chapter meeting at Park Hill Branch Library in Denver, CO. The meeting will be held on Saturday, February 18th, at 10 a.m. If you are located in Colorado and interested in attending, please RVSP on Facebook!
 
NEWS FROM FLORIDA:
 
Democrats For Life Florida State Chapter is looking to reorganize and rebuild! If you are located in Florida and are willing to help our state chapter out, please check out their Facebook page!

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Democrats For Life of America advocates and supports programs and policies that respect and promote life from conception to natural death. This includes, but is not limited to, opposition to abortion, capital punishment, and euthanasia.  Learn more...