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Trump Did Not Win, the Democrats Lost

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WASHINGTON D.C. — Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party decisively lost Tuesday’s election, thanks in large part to the party’s extreme abortion position, which alienated would-be Clinton voters. “The election of Donald Trump and the weakness shown in the coalition of Democratic voters should surprise no one,” said Kristen Day, executive director of Democrats for Life of America. “We cautioned in our DNC Report – Make Room for Pro-Life Democrats & Achieve Party Goals Nationwide – that the party is slowly dying and on the way to being irrelevant if it does not start a dialogue with its pro-life members.” For years, Democrats have been eroding their base of pro-life voters as abortion opponents flee to the Independent category and Republican Party. Democrats for Life of America staff have done an analysis that shows a close correlation between loss of pro-life Democratic seats and the overall decline of Democrats in Congress. The recent election reflects the party’s shift to wholesale support for the abortion industry. Standing on a severe party platform on abortion, Hillary Clinton lost soft Republicans, anti-abortion Independents, and millions of pro-life voters in her own party. She lost key states, long part of the Democrats’ Blue Wall, such as Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. “One of the reasons she lost these groups is that she championed an extremist abortion platform, one that embraces so-called later-term abortion and rejects bipartisan efforts such as the Hyde Amendment,” Day said. “Clinton promised that if elected, she would nominate pro-abortion justices to the Supreme Court.” The consequences are dire. Americans throughout the country rejected the Democratic allegiance to abortion-on-demand throughout pregnancy, giving Trump Republican majorities in the House and Senate and in governors’ mansions and state legislatures. “Americans want to see wages rise, and they want to see more people protected with health insurance, and they want to protect the environment, but they absolutely do not support abortion-on-demand,” Day said. DFLA is calling again on the Democratic Party to give a voice to one-third of its membership who identify as pro-life. This means it must #openthebigtent to Americans who feel politically homeless after this divisive campaign. “Candidates matter,” Day said. “And if the Democratic Party continues to run radically pro-choice candidates, we will never win a majority of seats in the Senate or the House, and we may not win the White House for a long time.” The Democratic Party can win when it take steps to embrace a Culture of Life and to truly support women and children in America. The election of Democrat John Bel Edwards in deeply Republican Louisiana shows that pro-life Democrats can succeed. Pro-life Democrat Foster Campbell now has a chance to win the Louisiana Senate seat in the December run-off election against Republican John Kennedy. The party needs to support candidates like Foster, Day said. “We will work tirelessly to support future candidates in the Democratic Party who can appeal to voters who acknowledge and understand the humanity of the unborn person and who believe that late-term abortion is wrong. The Democratic Party is going to be the party of coastal, urban elites if it does not change course and respect the social conscience of pro-life voters.”

March for Life on the East Coast and the West Coast

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The Pro-Life Voice Within the Democratic Party
Buy Tickets Today for the March for Life Breakfast! 
NEW DATE: March for Life (1-27-2017)
 
Due to the Inauguration, the March for Life in D.C. has been pushed back one week to January 27, 2017. You can purchase your tickets here.
 
We will convene at the Old Ebbitt Grill for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and march as a group to the Supreme Court. Our featured speaker will be Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director,  Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. We will also have a group and a meeting place at:
 
 
If you would like to help coordinate our activities around the March for Life, please contact Kristen Day.
HELP US INCREASE OUR VISABILITY 
Conference Sponsorships
 
One of our biggest challenges is letting people know that pro-life democrats exist.
 
We have set a goal to be present at a few conferences in 2017. We have listed below, the locations and amounts needed to sponsor a table at each one. We need a minimum of $5,540 to sponsor the 5 conferences below. Can we count on you to help? Click here to donate to our conference sponsor fund.
 
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NEWS FROM THE STATE CHAPTERS 
 
Our Texas Chapter staffed a table at the Life/Peace/Justice Conference last weekend. 
 
Our Minnesota Chapter enjoyed a lively and thought provoking discussion at St. Thomas Law School regarding the role of social services in reducing abortions. The talk featured
DFLA Board Member Charlie Camosy and pro-abortion writer Robin Marty,
 
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Join and Support Pro-life Gatherings!

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The Pro-Life Voice Within the Democratic Party
SAVE THE DATE 
NEW DATE: March for Life (1-27-2017)
 
Due to the Inauguration, the March for Life in D.C. has been pushed back one week to January 27, 2017.
 
We are planning to convene for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and march as a group to the Supreme Court. Please save the date and plan on joining us if you are coming to Washington, D.C. We will have more information to follow.
 
We will also have a group and a meeting place at the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco, CA, and the Choose Love Pro-Life demonstration in Los Angelos, CA, both on January 21, 2017.
 
The Walk for Life's goal is "to change the perceptions of a society that thinks abortion is an answer. Abortion does violence to women and to their children, both physically and emotionally." The want people to know that we all "deserve better than abortion."
 
The Choose Love event celebrates the beauty and dignity of every human life from conception to natural death. At the walk in downtown LA there will be music, speakers and food.
 
If you would like to help coordinate our activities around the March for Life, please contact Kristen Day.
VISIT THE WHOLE LIFE BLOG 
Two New Articles on the Blog
 
Please vArticle Imageisit the "Whole Life Democrat" for 2 new blog pieces. The first article is written by DFLA fellow Matt Tuman about the dangerous new law in Illinois.
 
The second article is written by DFLA Executive Director Kristen Day. She writes about the compassionate side of the pro-life movement that focuses on support and understanding of women in unplanned or crisis pregnancies.
 
HELP US INCREASE OUR VISABILITY 
Conference Sponsorships
 
One of our biggest challenges is letting people know that pro-life democrats exist.
 
We have set a goal to be present at a few conferences in 2017. We have listed below, the locations and amounts needed to sponsor a table at each one. We need a minimum of $5,540 to sponsor the 5 conferences below. Can we count on you to help? Click here to donate to our conference sponsor fund.
 
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NEWS FROM THE STATE CHAPTERS 
 
Our Michigan Chapter made  a valient effort to modifiy their State Party platform. They are continuing the good fight to preach inclusion for those who believe support for pregnant women -as contrasted with paying for their abortions - should be our main focus.
 
John O'Neill, who is a candidate for County Commission, had the following published in the Leelanau News.
 
To the Editor,
 
"A Pro-life Democrat, I value a healthy society: decent jobs, robust business climate, equitable pay, homes workers can afford, care for the earth. I prompted local Democrats to declare: “We respect the conscience of each American and recognize that members of our party have deeply held and sometimes differing positions on issues of personal conscience, such as abortion and the death penalty. We recognize the diversity of views as a
source of strength, and we welcome into our ranks all Americans who may
hold differing positions on these and other issues.” I will bring such values
to the commission. 
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SAVE THE DATE: DFLA State Conference

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DFLA Newsletter
October, 2016
 
 
The Pro-Life Voice Within the Democratic Party
SAVE THE DATE 
DFLA Conference in Philadelphia
 
We had such a great time last year in New Orleans for our State Chapter leadership conference, we decided to do it again in the city of brotherly love, which is also home to the Philly Cheese steak and the liberty bell.
 
Our Pennsylvania Chapter is coordinating the efforts and would certainly appreciate your help as a lot of work goes into planning a conference. We need to line up speakers, find the venue, plan meals, send out invitations and many other duties. Contact Christian Matazzo if you can or would like to assist in this important effort. 
 
Additionally, if there are speakers or issues you would like included, please let us know!
 
Please save the weekend of April 1, 2017 (back up is the weekend of April 8, 2017) to come together to promote a consistent and whole life America.
VISIT THE WHOLE LIFE BLOG 
Making All Lives Matter
 
by Julie Locascio
 
*Julie is a member of Democrats for Life of America.  She is a writer and attorney living in Washington, DC.
 
Bitter political and social conflicts may not be new, but we may be seeing unprecedented levels of vitriol because of the ability of anonymous angry people to take their attitudes to extreme positions online.  Even people posting in their own name find new courage to level cruel broadsides because they can find an enthusiastic echo chamber to “like” and pass along everything they say.  So where do people of modest temperament find space to reflect on and calmly discuss public policy?  For many of us, it is not in our preferred political party.
 
HELP WANTED: DO YOU HAVE A Article ImageFINANCE/ACCOUNTING BACKGROUND? 
DFLA Needs Your Help!
Democrats For Life is looking for a volunteer to assist with budget and finance issues. Do you have some extra time that you would be willing to contribute? Responsiblities include: prepare for budget update for monthly Board Meeting, reconciling bank accounts.
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NEWS FROM THE STATE CHAPTERS 
 
Our Texas Chapter is hosting a table at the Life/Peace/Justice Conference on Saturday, October 22 at the Austin campus.
 
This all-day conference has a Consistent Life theme and will have speakers from a number of pro-life organizations with whom DFLA proudly associates. peaker!
 
If you would like to attend, tickets are $35 students and $45 for adults. To purchase tickets, click here.
 
MORE NEWS FROM THE STATE CHAPTERS 
DLF of Colorado is looking for help to defeat Prop 106. Please read more below from Denise.
 
Dear Members of Democrats For Life Of America,
 
If you know someone in Colorado make sure they receive the link that highlights a recent opinion piece against Prop 106, in The Denver Post.
 
What is Prop 106?  It is a poorly written measure that allows physicians to assist in the suicide of terminally ill patients.  Aside from the obvious threat to the sanctity of human life, this proposal has no oversight and leaves those who fall prey to the proponents of this kind of killing alone and unsupported.
 
Prop 106 is dangerous in every way imaginable.  Vote NO on Prop 106!
 
Denise Archuleta
Coordinator, DFL of Colorado

Will You Share Your Talents?

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DFLA Newsletter
September, 2016
 
We Need Your Help!
Democrats For Life is looking for volunteers.
The success of the pro-life movement has always depended on people like you that volunteer your time and skills towards our cause. This year, we have seen a huge upsurge of concern and interest at Democrats for Life, and our limited staff can't keep up with the need for lobbying, state chapter efforts, and media outreach to fight the relentless spin by pro-abortion groups.Please consider how you can best contribute to our efforts in one of the following areas:Finances:
- Are you comfortable with Quicken and can help us keep our books?  
- Do you have a background in finance to help us create budgets and assist on spending, financial benchmarks, and goal setting?
 
Research:
- Do you like doing internet research and can keep abreast of politicians who are pro-life or of abortion legislation in your state?
 
Writing and Editing:
- Are you a good editor that can help us review and edit our documents? 
- Do you enjoy writing press releases?
- Can you help draft newsletters?
 
Database entry:
- Can you enter information in a database such as updating our member lists?
 
Phone calls:
- Are you comfortable picking up the phone and calling a member to ask about updating thier membership information and donating?

You know your skills, passions, and time available better than we do! Please considering helping and contact Janet Robert at 651-270-4810 or by email at jrobert@mnmicro.net if you are interested.Thanks for all your continued support, and we could not be where we are today without you!

Janet Robert
Board President
 
 
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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...