TIME FOR A BIGGER TENT

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MEDIA ADVISORY
CONTACT: Kristen Day (202)220-3066
September 25, 2015                                

“We’re losing Middle America, and it’s all going red,” said Kristen Day, executive director of Democrats For Life of America.  

Since 2008, the party has suffered devastating losses across the board, Ms. Day said. According to the Democratic Victory Strategy report, the party has lost 69 House seats, 13 Senate seats, 910 state legislative seats, 30 state legislative chambers, and 11 governorships.
 
While the party has been able to win the White House by winning a few big states that have had enough electoral votes, these are hollow victories that leave the rest of the party in trouble, Ms. Day said.  Pro-life voters being stranded by the party are a big reason for these losses, she said.
 
“Pro-lifer Democrats hold their noses and vote Republican,” she said.
 
Day and other concerned liberals and Democrats are getting together in Washington, D.C. for the Democratic Revival, a gathering to share ideas on how to move the party forward by embracing pro-life members and values.
 
“We’re opening up the big tent,” she said.
 
Day wants to see the party get back to a 50-state strategy that finds the best candidates for a particular region.  That means encouraging and supporting pro-life Democrats, and making a place for them in the party.
 
Winning back pro-lifers does not have to mean the start of another culture war, she said, as the Democratic Party is uniquely positioned to appeal to pro-lifers on a broad range of issues, from abortion to the environment, to healthcare, to strengthening the social safety net for all Americans.
 
"We are also looking toward the future of the party, as more and more Millennials are identifying as pro-life", Day said.
 
The Democratic Revival starts on Monday, Sept. 28 at 9 a.m. and runs until 5 p.m. at the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20045.
 
A reception follows from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hall of States Building, 444 North Capitol St. NW, Washington, D.C. To register, or for more information, please go todemocratsforlife.org.
 
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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...