SUSAN B. ANTHONY LIST BUSINESS PLAN 2013
HUMAN CENTER OF THE A B O R T I O N D E B AT E
THIS IS I N H U M A N I T Y:
“I would put the life of a mother over the life of a fetus every single time — even if I still need to acknowledge my conviction that the fetus is indeed a life. A life worth sacriﬁcing.”
“So what if abortion ends life?” Pro-abortion staff writer Mary Elizabeth Williams writing in Salon Magazine 1.23.13 )
Those words stared out blank and pitiless from the page. The staff writer for Salon had just endorsed abortion at ALL stages of pregnancy at a mother’s request, and introduced to our culture a dangerous notion...that sacrificing children is somehow a “greater good.”
Wrong as I believe this woman is, she is acknowledging the core reason why so many millions of us fight for Life. At the center of the abortion debate is a new HUMAN being, growing in a mother’s womb, depending on her tenderness and, oftentimes, her courage. That child and mother are also depending on the courage and compassion of others.
We are those “others.”
OUR RENEWED “HUMAN” VISION
The great call of our time is to reclaim the human center of the abortion debate. We do this because every human life is made in the image of God and no innocent life is ever worth sacrificing. Not the unexpected child fluttering in the womb. Not the infant who survives an abortion attempt. Not the baby with Down syndrome. Nor the disabled child difficult to treat.
or 40 years our nation has strained against legal and social doctrines that authorize and encourage the sacriﬁce of our unborn. Each way we turn, however, the human faces of our brothers and sisters
appear. In them we can see beauty and hope. Beauty in the eyes of a striving single mother, a toddler struggling with cerebral palsy, or a child born into the desperation of poverty. Beauty is always there and hope is what we – family members, neighbors, and fellow Americans – must bring to them. Today the Susan B. Anthony List is entering its third decade of ﬁghting for Life...ﬁghting for humanity...no matter the odds, no matter the results of any single debate or vote, good or bad. We ﬁght on because the being of our children, and the well-being of their mothers, cannot be a temporary quest. This is our ageless dream and our permanent cause. In the pages that follow you will ﬁnd our renewed vision – a vision to reclaim the HUMAN center of the abortion debate. Will you help us? Can we count on you to gird yourself again, in hope and in faith, and go forward with us to fresh victories for Life?
Our Renewed Vision
20 Years of Solid Success
Voices for Life on Capitol Hill
Legislative and Grassroots Action Plan
Key State Project: Virginia 2013
National Pro-Life Womenâ€™s Caucus
Programs for Change
True Life Commitment: SBA List Leadership
SBA List Family of Organizations
SBA List Legal Defense Fund
Charlotte Lozier Institute
SBA List Budget 2013
Governance, Advisory and Executive Committees
he plan you hold in your hands is not a set of vague promises. It is a roadmap for action built on two decades of intentional efforts, each calculated to build success step-by-step. We sprint when we need to and we are marathoners because we must be. “Can you imagine a conservative pro-life woman winning in the Northeast? So I want you to know that anything is possible. And the reason that I was able to do that is because of the work of the Susan B. Anthony List.” – First-term New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte (R), has become a leading Life advocate in the U.S. Senate.
20 YEARS OF SOLID SUCCESS Over the past two decades we have accomplished what the naysayers of 1992 said would be impossible: • We have helped to elect women to public ofﬁce – women who are ascending at last to leadership ranks in Congress and who hold governorships in every region of the country. • We have increased our membership, the engine for growth of every entity we create, reaching 365,000 individuals today, a force for true pro-life feminism and against the Culture of Death. • Our president, Marjorie Dannenfelser, is now recognized as one of the premier national voices for women and for Life. With unﬂinching principle and uncommon warmth, she has taken our mission and message to the studios of MSNBC, National Public Radio, and the FOX News Channel. She has debated with Andrea Mitchell, sparred with Chris Matthews, shared insights with Shannon Bream, and squared off with the president of the National Organization for Women on CNN’s John King Live. • Spokespersons for our growing family of organizations are quoted in virtually every national news outlet, and opinion pieces by our leaders and staff are appearing in The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, The Weekly Standard, The Hill, Politico, and dozens more. We are among a handful of go-to voices because we are an action group at the center of the ﬁght for Life.
• Like the suffragettes whose cause inspires us today, we willingly shift tactics and resources as opportunities multiply. In 1997, we reestablished SBA List as a membership organization and formed a Candidate Fund to handle endorsements and direct gifts to federal candidates. We established an Education Fund in 2010 and ramped up our legislative advocacy work with our Defund Planned Parenthood Campaign in 2011. That same year we formed the Charlotte Lozier Institute to muster the research to make our case for Life compelling. In 2012 we created Women Speak Out, a super PAC able to bring new funds into the fray in key races. • Overall, the sums we are raising and devoting to campaign work are higher than ever, reaching nearly $12.5 million in the 2011-12 election cycle. The results, even with challenges at the top of the ticket, included the election of new faces like Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and Rep. Ann Wagner (MO-02). We have no reason, or right, to relent in our drive for such successes. • We continue to master social media, generating more than 1.4 million issue advocacy contacts with federal and state policy policymakers over the last two years via emails, phone calls, and petition signatures. Along with our allies, we played a central role in the passage of what even The New York Times terms a record number of pro-life laws. We have no reason, or right, to relent in our drive for such successes. 4
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, at the SBA List’s 2012 Southwest Campaign for Life, signs into law HB 2800 defunding in Arizona the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. SBA List is already working with lawmakers and allies in Ohio on a similar bill that would defund Planned Parenthood of nearly $2 million in taxpayer funding , sending that money instead to entities that best provide comprehensive health care, not abortion.
SBA LIST: BY THE NUMBERS
365,000 SBA List Donor-Activist Members
4,728,322 Congressional contacts since 2000
97 Pro-Life U.S. Representatives elected
13 Pro-Life U.S. Senators elected
15 Pro-Life candidates to statewide ofﬁces elected
Fundraising Effectiveness by Election Cycle Pro-life supporters have seen the beneﬁts of our approach and rallied with support that enables us to sustain our efforts.
“...four of the top ﬁve independent groups ... support Democratic campaigns. The lone conservative group in the top ﬁve [independent expenditure groups] is the Susan B. Anthony List.” – Fred Barnes, Wall Street Journal 2010
merica is growing more pro-life every day, despite media, cultural, and political claims to the contrary. This fact is borne out in long-term surveys of American attitudes on abortion, and is especially apparent among today’s youth. Thus, we are in need of a new dialogue on abortion, and with a new language that reaches to the very center of the issue – the human center. SBA List began the year with a briefing for Capitol Hill legislators and staff on that very point. “In 1963 Planned Parenthood had a handout that said ‘Abortion takes the life of a child and can be significantly dangerous to the health of the mother’... What has changed? Money.” ABBY JOHNSON Former Planned Parenthood Clinic Manager
ON CAPITOL HILL: VOICES FOR LIFE Recently, the Susan B. Anthony List hosted a Capitol Hill Brieﬁng called “Reclaiming the Human Center of the Abortion Debate.” We brought together an extraordinary group of women, each of whom told her story of hope, grace and recovery – of surviving an abortion, being a victim of rape, regretting an abortion, or discovering the brutal racism of attacks on prenatal life. They are speaking out – and being heard. Life is precious and we are its shields No single defeat at the ballot box can dislodge such a shield. Moreover, momentum is still with us. Not only are more women who have been directly affected by abortion gaining inﬂuence on Capitol Hill, so too are the ranks of pro-life legislators growing. The pro-life tidal wave of 2010 is still
strong in Washington, D.C. and the state capitals. Four pro-life female governors and hundreds of pro-life women serve in our statehouses. Three new stalwarts – Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska and Congresswomen Ann Wagner and Jackie Walorski – are serving in Congress. New pro-life measures have already been signed and more are being introduced every day from Austin to Salt Lake City, to Olympia and Lansing, and dozens more. With increasing clarity, the “champions of choice” are being unmasked. The nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, has released new data afﬁrming that its genuine services to women are dropping sharply while its abortion toll continues to soar. The absence of prenatal care and adoption services is a stunning admission.
Dr. Alveda King
“Planned Parenthood lied to me about abortion.”
“I know I am forgiven, but I regret my abortion every day.”
ALVEDA KING Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“What difference would these lives have made, these 55 million children? Who would they have become?”
“I am alive today because pro-life legislators recognized that mine was a life worth saving.”
Survived abortion performed on her mother
Co-founder, Save The 1
Co-founder, Silent No More
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser briefs Congressional staff members on the impact of the Obama Administration’s conscience rules as they relate to the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare).
orty years after Roe v. Wade and two decades after Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Americans should be examining more than ever the human impact of these rulings. We should be asking, and debating, tough questions. Are families stronger? Are women better off? Has legal abortion undermined our moral values and frayed our compassion? Has human life been devalued in other ways? Is child abuse a thing of the past? Is marriage thriving? Above all, how do we start over? To answer these questions would be to face the human costs – personal, social, and spiritual – of abortion. Instead, however, 40 years on, we appear to be losing our way. Provocative statements, slogans, gaffes, and slander dominate the airwaves and drive elections.
PROJECT: Lifeline Project Lifeline is designed to prevent “unforced errors” made by pro-life candidates in the 2012 election. It will train candidates in key races well in advance so that they can answer the tough questions.
Everyone knows what a hostile media was able to accomplish when two promising pro-life U.S. Senate candidates stumbled on a question about the “hard case” of rape. There is no sugarcoating it. Both candidates moved from solid leads to significant margins of defeat. To hear the media tell it, these reversals have handed the pro-abortion Left an advantage that signals future losses for our cause.
GETTING LIFE RIGHT >> Iowa Congressman Steve King understands the pro-life issue from its human center. He is the epitome of a candidate who expresses a warm and genuinely compassionate concern for both the life of an unborn child and its mother, but also is not afraid to challenge the extreme positions of those promoting abortion.
LESSONS LEARNED SBA List does not accept the dire predictions promoted by hostile media and pro-abortion advocates that the pro-life message is a losing message. But we are foolish if we learn no lessons. Before the off-year elections in 2013 have played out, and well before the 2014 national midterms, we will have in place and execute a well-designed, multi-pronged plan to improve the knowledge and communications skills of state and federal candidates across the full range of Life issues (as well as some perennial “trick questions” that come up on other topics). This is Project Lifeline. Here are its components.
SBA List Endorsement Process Thankfully many candidates are already asking for our help in handling tough questions on abortion and Life issues. We will use the leverage of our 20 years of coveted endorsements to induce candidate participation in our training program. This linkage will ensure our tested messaging goes far and wide – and even deter future media attempts to derail pro-life candidates. • The Pro-Life Manual SBA List’s pro-life issue manual was written in the mid-1990’s. It has some excellent guidance and tactical advice, but a thorough rewrite with fresh citations and coverage of new issues is urgently needed. This will be completed in early 2013.
Training Seminars The written word can accomplish a great deal but training on everything from messaging, to polling, to facing hostile press conferences can accomplish so much more. It is far better to identify problems before a pro-life “murder board” than to practice for the ﬁrst time on Meet the Press or in a televised debate.
Online Training To reach many more candidates, we will convert these materials and speaker sessions to digital form and make them available via password online.
Individual Training These intensive sessions are for major statewide candidates. They will feature oneon-one training , video training, and a “murder board” where the candidate will face an intense grilling.
Research How do we know what ideas and words work? How do we handle tough questions without becoming or appearing defensive? Our messaging and training work must be based on the best polling with the right audiences.
The belief that being pro-life leads to natural eloquence is unsound. The stakes in our cause are too high for anyone who seeks to represent or lead us to approach a podium or camera unprepared. SBA List is offering every pro-life leader a new Lifeline.
egislation is passed by a combination of good research, good ideas, and excellent grassroots action. But grassroots action is about more than technology and mechanics. Its real heart is person-to-person contact, answering questions, supplying information, and motivating response. No cause should be stronger in this area than the cause of Life â€“ we are all about the unalienable worth of every human being and we must carry this message house-to-house and face-to-face. Our plan embraces this personal approach by increasing our presence in key communities and neighbor-to-neighbor outreach. We are a movement, not a machine.
PROJECT: Legislative and Grassroots Action Plan Lost in the harsh news of the 2012 national elections was the fact that the U.S. House and most state legislatures remain solidly pro-life. More victories soon can change the conversation.
The loss of the Presidency in 2012, especially at a time of rapidly increasing central government and executive power, was bitter. It was particularly so because of the pro-life success in the 2010 general election â€“ at the federal level, in the states, and in the governorships. But our disappointment must not blind us to the fact that 2010 was successful for many reasons, including public rejection of ObamaCare and very favorable redistricting advantages. SBA List played a strong role in the record number of state legislative victories in 2011 and
2012. Overall, 131 pro-life state laws were adopted and signed into law. In this next legislative cycle, we must remember that there are 27 state legislatures under complete Republican control. Of these states, 24 also have a Republican governor. We believe it is wise, especially given the array of state coalition partners that work on Life and related issues, to focus our efforts on just 12 states. Two of these 12 have major political races this year and nearly all the rest are key/swing states in 2014 and/or 2016.
LEGISLATIVE AND GRASSROOTS ACTION PLAN
We will be a new presence on the ground, close to the action. Our plan includes both new and traditional elements. Year-Round Field Ofﬁces In 2012 SBA List took its political ﬁeld program to strategic locations in Colorado and Ohio. From these platforms we used local volunteers and national phone technology to connect with nearly 300,000 homes. In 2013 we will place ﬁeld ofﬁces in seven states, six of them for legislative and longer-term purposes and one for immediate political priorities. The six states are Ohio, North Carolina, Colorado, Louisiana, Florida and Arkansas. Each state can move pro-life bills. Our ofﬁces will list-build and mobilize citizen action, accumulating resources for political outreach. Targeted online advertising, email list devel-
opment to recruit volunteers, and other social media functions are included. SBA List acted effectively in a number of states in 2011 and 2012, helping to spark Planned Parenthood defunding bills in 14 states and supporting sex selection and tele-med abortion bans. In addition to the states with ﬁeld programs, SBA List legislative priority states for 2013 include Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, and Wisconsin. Each represents a strong possibility for pro-life legislation in 2013, as well as in 2014, and three of the four are important swing states nationally. A key part of our new strategy is to maintain legislative policy momentum in election years so that actual proposals, not far-fetched scenarios, are the topic of public conversation in these vital battlegrounds.
he SBA List 2013 Political Plan could not come at a time of higher stakes. Political pundits are nervous. They have declared that the battle over the sanctity of human life is essentially over. Writing in The New York Times just days after the re-election of Barack Obama, Columbia University journalism professor Thomas Edsall reviewed a column by Charlotte Lozier Institute president Chuck Donovan and proclaimed, “The right has lost the culture war.” Other political observers aren’t so sure. After attendees at the 2012 Democratic Party convention reasserted their opposition to “any and all efforts to weaken or undermine” legal abortion, even Democratic opinion leaders like Cokie Roberts and Margaret Carlson declared their alarm. Why, said Carlson, did the Democratic party “remove the sentence, ‘Abortion should be safe, legal and rare,’ from its platform”? Carlson pointed out the human reality: “Medical science is galloping ahead of Roe. When the case was decided, we barely had sonograms and it was a miracle for a 22-week-old fetus to survive. The difference now between a pregnancy at 12 weeks and one at 22 is life itself. Walk into any neonatal unit and you’ll see newborns weighing 2 pounds; they’ll be playing basketball one day.”
PROJECT: Virginia 2013 New Jersey and Virginia hold off-year elections for their governors and state legislatures. Virginia will be hotly contested - a proving ground for our messaging, training, and voter mobilization effort.
In Virginia, a longtime red state is shading purple, with liberal partisans increasingly claiming a shift in their direction. The race between the current Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, and Bill Clinton conﬁdant Terry McAuliffe offers a stark philosophical contrast on Life and many other issues. Virginia is a must-win political battle.
2013 OPPORTUNITY The drama over abortion will play out in just two key states in 2013, but in many more in 2014 when 33 U.S. Senators are up for re-election. Of these 33 only a third have voted consistently for Life (though a number have announced their intentions to retire and there will be open seats). What we make of this opportunity might well be forecast by the progress we make in messaging and organizing in Virginia’s statewide, off-year elections. We have made Virginia a priority state for 2013. We propose a massive investment there, seeking to make 2013 a template for wider victories in the mid-term elections in 2014. Our budget is comprehensive and includes these tactical elements: Focused TV ads
Online video and ads
Google Targeting Technology
SBA List Staff and Volunteers
GOTV live phone calls
Rapid Response Media Team
Pro-Life Voter Vault Database
One of the clearest lessons from 2012 is that political contenders and those who support them cannot wait for the beginning of the traditional election season around Labor Day. Early messaging and framing of one’s opponent were the key strategies used by abortion advocates in Virginia to unsettle women voters about the Romney campaign. With the theme of a “war on women,” this effort by Planned Parenthood and other outside groups was not intended to change views on abortion. As a Planned Parenthood vice president said at a postelection brieﬁng last November, “[W]hat it looked like we could do, is expand the amount of time [independent women] were willing to give the president and the economy to recover. So we could kind of hold them in ‘undecided’ by . . . making Mitt Romney questionable in their mind on our set of issues.” 13
The information website “KeepKenOut” is an indication that NARAL and Planned Parenthood plan to invest heavily in an effort to deﬁne strong pro-life Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli before either his campaign or his supporters can.
Early messaging will play a decisive role in Virginia in 2013 as well and our plan calls for action now and throughout the entire year, not just the fall campaign. Support is needed soon and throughout the year to make this strategy effective. NARAL & Planned Parenthood jumpstart Planned Parenthood, the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), MoveOn.org and their pro-abortion allies know just what’s at stake in the 2013 gubernatorial election in Virginia. They have already launched vicious attacks against Ken Cuccinelli and will stop at nothing to keep this pro-life stalwart out of ofﬁce. These groups promise to ﬂood Virginia with their television ads, voter mail, and door knockers. In 2012, Planned Parenthood spent a record amount of money for pro-abortion candidates and they are prepared to do the same in 2013.
SBA List worked to assist Ken Cuccinelli in his successful campaign for Virginia Attorney General in 2009. As AG, he ably enforced a number of pro-life bills to protect women and unborn children.
espite the sting of the re-election of President Obama, Election Day 2012 did nothing to diminish the growing strength in numbers pro-life women legislators enjoy at the state level. In 2010 four pro-life women, and no pro-choice women, won governorships. Our informal tally of Republican women who serve in state legislatures has found 676 Republicans and 20 or more Democrats who may be firmly pro-life. This is a base that can spur the spread of pro-life public policy and advance women toward national office. We have no time to lose.
State Capitols [clockwise from left]
ARIZONA NEW MEXICO OKLAHOMA SOUTH CAROLINA
PROJECT: National Pro-Life Women’s Caucus Pro-life progress over the next few years will be made primarily at the state level and our foothold there is very strong. A national women’s caucus can boost our gains and promote collaboration among the states. SBA List has designated our Vice President of Government Affairs, Marilyn Musgrave, former member of Congress and state legislator from Colorado, to design, recruit and lead the ﬁrst national caucus of pro-life women. Marilyn Musgrave
CREATE A NATIONAL PRO-LIFE WOMEN’S CAUCUS SBA List led the creation of the Pro-Life Women’s Caucus in the U.S. Congress, and a state-based caucus with national reach is the next logical step. By working together, the hundreds of pro-life women in capitals from Boston to Phoenix to Juneau to Tallahassee will be able to exchange legislative ideas, discuss strategies, anticipate counterattacks, and support each other in hostile media environments. This is an idea whose time has come. The Pro-Life Women’s Caucus will foster the development of a seasoned “farm team” of ofﬁce-holders ready to rise to statewide and national ofﬁce. The Gallup poll (2012) says that 51 percent of Americans self-identify as pro-life. Until the membership of Congress reﬂects at least that percentage among women, we have work to do and every opportunity to do it. Our timetable is aggressive. February – March 2013 Recruit and ﬁnalize the national caucus leadership team. National press announcement of leadership team and mission. March 2013 General membership recruitment research, calls and emails.
April 2013 National press announcement of caucus membership and states.
August 7-9, 2013 Event surrounding ALEC 40th Annual Meeting, Chicago
May 2-3, 2013 Event surrounding American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) spring summit Oklahoma City, OK
November 14-17, 2013 Event at WallBuilders Pro-Family Legislative Network meeting
SBA List’s success to date has been built on encouraging pro-life women to seek public ofﬁce and speak to Life issues as only they distinctively can. Even in the 113th Congress now underway, we have powerful new voices like U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), Representative
Early December, 2013 SBA List-hosted retreat for selected members in Washington, D.C.
Ann Wagner (MO-02), and Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-02). These national leaders will play key roles alongside SBA List in inspiring and leading a growing wave of pro-life women who know how to take Planned Parenthood’s best punch and deliver even better.
“I think you would be very surprised at how few women put free abortions . . . at the top of their priority list. Most women prioritize their relationships, their family, making ends meet. It's insulting; it's ignorant frankly to say 'women believe that reproductive rights … are number one for all the women in America.’" – Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleeﬁsch (R-Wisc.)
he founding of SBA List followed in the wake of the 1992 elections, the notorious and self-congratulatory “Year of the Woman” in which pro-choice groups like EMILY’s List swept a number of House and Senate seats, creating an advantage they still enjoy in sheer numbers in Congress. SBA List’s veteran leadership, including Marjorie Dannenfelser and Jane Abraham, countered this success with an array of political initiatives and projects that have resulted in hundreds of victories at the polls and thousands of new pro-life leaders. Our proven programs need a fresh infusion of support.
PROJECT: Ongoing Programs for Change Our two decades of experience devising programs for young women college age and upward, and our meticulous grassroots programs, continue to pay long-term dividends.
SBA LIST PROGRAMS FOR CHANGE Interns and Young Leaders Programs SBA List interns hail from all over the country and attend some of the nation’s top colleges and graduate schools – Stanford, Princeton, Cal-Berkeley, the University of Dallas, Colgate, Franciscan University of Steubenville and many more. Three times a year, cohorts of students rotate
placements include The Weekly Standard, The Hill, Human Events, The Washington Post and many more. She is quoted even more often, including The Wall Street Journal and NPR. Our media program is one of our most cost-effective projects of all. Social Media and Web Development Agility and efﬁciency in reaching all types of social media are hallmarks of SBA List. Our television and radio ads, action alerts, and daily commentaries reach computers, smartphones, and whatever comes next. In 2012 our campaign ads reached the 1,000,000 mark in views – and now total 1.2 million views. We also increasingly invest in effective micro-sites like ObamaFactsOnLife.com. Expanding this network serves all of our projects.
2012 SBA List Intern Class with Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN-06)
through the SBA List ofﬁce and have the opportunity to hear from women leaders in government, to write and speak, to manage pro-life initiatives and gain insight into nonproﬁt management and political affairs. Many of these students go on to leadership roles, not just in government but in pregnancy care centers, teaching, and civic affairs. One-Minute Commentaries Even in our age of social media, radio continues to play a dominant role in disseminating messages and forming culture. Social media does, however, multiply audio experiences, allowing SBA List’s no-cost commentaries to be uploaded as podcasts on many online platforms. The reception to these well-produced, pro-life and woman-centered broadcasts has exceeded all expectations, reaching audiences on more than 700 religious and secular stations. Traditional Media 2012 was another breakthrough year for our president, Marjorie Dannenfelser. This “free media” is invaluable. In addition to her regular appearances on FOX News shows with Bill O’Reilly, Neil Cavuto, Shannon Bream and others, Marjorie has captured the attention of broadcasters like CNN’s John King and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews because of her deep knowledge of Life issues and players. Her recent op-ed
Coalitions and Outreach SBA List respects and works with a wide variety of groups that have grown around Life issues, from media companies, to lobbying and research groups, to pregnancy care centers and legal defense funds. The variety of such groups is a reﬂection of our dynamism and growth. We work with coalitions at the federal, state and local level, inviting their participation and multiplying our impact. Federal Lobbying In President Clinton’s second term, Life issue groups rallied and put his administration on the defensive through the battle for a partial-birth abortion ban. We plan to be similarly creative in the 113th Congress, and we are bolstering coalitions and key legislative tools like KnowLegis to help us reach returning pro-life members of Congress, the 34 pro-life freshmen House members, and four new pro-life Senators. Marilyn Musgrave also leads this key initiative. Membership Recruitment A rising tide of members and supporters increases the effectiveness of our projects for social, political, and legal change. We maintain active programs to recruit friends and provide action and messaging guides through the Internet, regional events, traditional direct mail, and major donor outreach. We keep our costs low and our yield high by demonstrating impact and delivering what we promise.
ven as she is raising five children of her own, Marjorie Dannenfelser has made it her mission to protect the right to life of every child in the nation. She directs that effort from the Presidency of the Susan B. Anthony List, serving as both chief strategist and primary spokeswoman. To date, the SBA List has helped to elect 97 pro-life candidates to the U.S. House of Representatives, 13 to the U.S. Senate, and 15 to other statewide offices across the country. Marjorie sees hope for the nation even as the Obama Administration forces choices in public policy between Life and death. “Every step President Obama takes to advance a radical abortion agenda puts our nation one step closer to confronting the tragic reality of abortion,” she says. “Obama’s overreach gives pro-life human rights advocates in the mold of Susan B. Anthony reason to hope. A turning point for protecting the unborn is near. That is why we have committed ourselves to reclaim the human center of the debate over abortion in this country...to remind each and every American of the unique worth and dignity of each human life.”
A TRUE LIFE COMMITMENT
What we know today as the most effective organization advancing pro-life leadership had very humble living room beginnings. As she grew her family, Marjorie was also growing the calling on her life to advocate for the unborn at the very center of power in our country.
SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser is shown speaking at one of the many SBA List press events since 1992, events at which pro-life Congressional leaders speak boldly on the need to protect Life in our laws and in our culture. SBA List’s effectiveness in engaging, recruiting, and mobilizing pro-life leaders in Congress is unparalled in the history of the modern pro-life movement.
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM: EXPERIENCE & DETERMINATION
JANE ABRAHAM MARJORIE DANNENFELSER
Chairman of the Board
Susan B. Anthony List
Susan B. Anthony List
Jane has a lifetime of experience in national affairs and politics. She attended Oakland University in Michigan, graduating in 1981 at age 19. In addition to attaining academic honors at Oakland, Abraham was President of the student government in her senior year. After college, Jane held a number of senior positions with the Michigan Republican Party, the Republican National Committee, as well as the Michigan State Senate. Her assignments included serving as the national party's liaison to state and local government and overseeing grassroots growth at local, state and national levels. She is married to Spencer Abraham, former U.S. Senator from Michigan (1995-2001) and former Secretary of Energy (2001-2005) under President George W. Bush. In 2002, Jane founded her own consulting ﬁrm, Abraham Strategies. She has served as Vice Chairman, Michigan Republican Party, since 2006. In addition to her work with the SBA List, Jane is an energetic advocate for women and children through a variety of charities, including the National Safe Kids Campaign, the Lab School of Washington, the National Children’s Alliance, and Race for the Cure breast cancer campaigns both nationally and in Washington, D.C. Jane has also worked closely with the Angel Tree project of Prison Fellowship. Jane and Spence have three children.
Marjorie directs the mission and serves as the primary spokeswoman for SBA List. Under her leadership, we have grown dramatically in membership, ﬁnancial prowess, and political impact. Marjorie has appeared on FOX News, “The O’Reilly Factor,” MSNBC with Chuck Todd, “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” CNN with Christina Romans, MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell, EWTN’s “The World Over,” CBN, and many more. Her opeds have appeared in The Washington Post, The Weekly Standard, The Washington Examiner, Human Events, WORLD Magazine, and dozens more. She is a regular contributor on RedState and Townhall.com. She has been interviewed or quoted by the Associated Press, Politico, MSNBC.com, ABC News, National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, National Review Online, the American Spectator, Congressional Quarterly, Roll Call, and many others. Marjorie serves on the boards of the Alliance Defending Freedom, Constituting Culture Foundation and Chosen Families, a ministry to families with special needs children. Marjorie has previously served as staff director of the Congressional ProLife Caucus and worked at The Heritage Foundation. A graduate of Duke University, Marjorie and her husband Marty have ﬁve children, ages 12-21.
Vice President, Government Affairs
Executive Vice President
Susan B. Anthony List
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Marilyn began her public role as the president of her local right to life chapter and served on the local school board, standing for academic rigor and for parents and taxpayers. After volunteering for the campaigns of several conservative candidates, she ran for the Colorado House in 1994 and won the primary, then defeated a two-term Democrat in the general. She served two terms in the House and one in the Colorado Senate before running for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002. She served three terms representing the 4th District. Marilyn has championed the sanctity of human life, lower taxes, gun rights, and traditional marriage throughout her years in the state assembly and in Congress. After losing a hotly contested election in 2008, Marilyn remained in the forefront of the ﬁght for timeless values. Her leadership has carried her across the nation, engaging with the media and rallying the grassroots for Life. When she is not on the road, she and her husband Steve reside in Colorado with their children and grandchildren.
Emily is responsible for day-to-day operations of one of the nation’s fastest-growing grassroots and political action groups. She oversees SBA List’s administrative, development, candidate evaluation, government relations, social networking, advertising, media relations and internship programs. Her guest editorial on the strength of young, pro-life feminism appeared online at Time Magazine in January 2013. Prior to joining the SBA List in January of 2007, Emily worked at the Carlyle Gregory Company, a prominent political consulting ﬁrm specializing in U.S. House and Senate campaigns. She has complemented her federal experience with state-level duties, working for Delegate Rob Bell (R-VA) in both his campaign and legislative ofﬁces. Emily is involved in Student Leadership University, a faith-based leadership training program for high-schoolers. Cultivating integrity and conviction in the rising generation is a core part of her vocation. Emily was graduated from the University of Virginia, where she studied government and bioethics. Her hometown is Virginia Beach, Virginia.
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Frank has more than 30 years of experience in national politics, public affairs and legislative campaigns. He is a principal of Capital City Partners, a Washington, D.C. public affairs ﬁrm. He is also the President of American Principles Project. Frank ﬁrst came to Washington as director of Students for Reagan, remaining to work as a Congressional aide and ﬁnally as chief of staff for members of Congress. He has also held senior roles in presidential campaigns for Jack Kemp, Gary Bauer and John McCain. In the non-governmental sector, Frank specializes in assisting organizations, especially small and start-up entities, to build effective coalitions and achieve national prominence. In addition to SBA List, his clients have included the trafﬁcking ofﬁce of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Knights of Columbus, Campaign for Working Families, Family Research Council, and the National Organization for Marriage. His ﬁrm won the Silver Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America and the Silver SABRE from PRWeek for its participation in the HHS public awareness project on human trafﬁcking. Frank is a 1980 graduate of Dartmouth College. He is married and has three children.
Over his long career, Chuck has served as Legislative Director of National Right to Life Committee, senior writer for President Reagan, executive vice president of Family Research Council, and Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. Chuck has played key roles in policy development regarding public ﬁnancing of abortion, alternatives to abortion, the child tax credit, marriage penalty relief, and conscience rights. He has appeared on CNN’s Inside Politics, ABC’s Nightline, FOX, BBC, NPR, EWTN and CBN. His commentary has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, CNN Online, The Weekly Standard, Politico, The Hill, The Daily Caller, The Washington Times, National Catholic Register, National Review Online, World Magazine, American Library Journal, and many more. He has spoken across the United States and overseas.
ince our founding in 1992, the Susan B. Anthony List has grown dramatically â€“ evolving to meet new challenges while staying true to our core mission of electing pro-life women to Congress. Today the SBA List membership roll stands at 365,000, an increase of 30,000 members in the past year. This membership base is the human core of our work - the women and men who write letters to legislators, donate to political campaigns, volunteer for candidates and at pregnancy centers, and who sacrifice of their lives to offer women protections for themselves and their children. As time has passed, however, the need for fresh approaches has become apparent, and the leaders of SBA List have responded.
FIVE ALLIED ORGANIZATIONS
Todayâ€™s SBA List is actually a cluster of five organizations devoted to the cause of Life. Although the nature of tax and election law sometimes requires the formation of distinct entities, more often it is the need to take advantage of new strategies and opportunities. Each organization is playing a powerful part in our dynamic projects to preserve and protect the special status of human life.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY LIST THE SUSAN B. ANTHONY LIST (SBA List), our 501(C)(4) membership organization, has long been at the center of our activity, generating and spending more than three-fourths of the budget in our work for Life. Membership in the C4 organization is a prerequisite for participation in the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund (see page 30), but not for the new “Super PAC” called Women Speak Out. Because of its structure, the SBA List can engage in unlimited advocacy for state and federal legislation, pay for media and other outreach programs, support our one-minute commentaries, absorb expenses for the Candidate Fund, and underwrite political advocacy in targeted contests. During the last election cycle, SBA List took a
Funded by two different SBA entities, SBA List and the Women Speak Out Super PAC, this ad ran in key media markets in swing states in the 2012 election. Its airing has helped prompt more abortion survivors to speak out about their stories. Altogether SBA List spent nearly $1 million on this spot and a related one featuring Jill Stanek, the Illinois nurse who ﬁrst brought to public attention the abortion survivors whose fate then-State Senator Barack Obama was debating. We combined this messaging via broadcast television and social media with the kind of “on the ground” appeals that will form the backbone of our outreach in 2013 and 2014. Continuing the multi-state bus tours featured in our highly successful Votes Have Consequences campaign against ObamaCare, SBA List (continued p. 25)
personal approach to the Life issues that reached more Americans that ever before in our history. This approach is critical as Planned Parenthood, NARAL, EMILY’s List and other groups increasingly refuse to engage the human center of the abortion debate, even to the point of abandoning the “pro-choice” label they once celebrated as the hallmark of their sophistication. As they ﬂee from discussing the individual human costs of abortion, SBA List will continue to focus hearts and minds on the reality of choosing against Life, woman to woman, child after child. Our 2012 advertisement featuring Melissa Ohden, who survived an abortion performed on her mother in the second trimester, has drawn more than 431,000 views on YouTube.
HOW WILL YOU ANSWER?
“I’m going to tell you something you might not know. Many children, more than you might think, actually survive failed abortions and are born alive. I know, because I’m one of them. I was aborted and my body discarded like I didn’t exist. But the nurse heard me crying and cared enough to save my life. There’s something else you may not know. When he was in the Illinois State Senate, Barack Obama voted to deny basic constitutional protection for babies born alive from an abortion – not once, but four times. I know it’s by the grace of God I’m alive today, if only to ask America this question. Is this the kind of leadership that will move us forward? That would discard the weakest among us? How will you answer?” [Paid for by Susan B. Anthony List]
THE NURSE, THE EXTREMIST, THE SURVIVOR Script TV:30 Announcer: “In 1999 an Illinois nurse witnessed children born alive during abortion procedures.” Stanek: “My name is Jill Stanek and I’m a registered nurse who witnessed babies being delivered alive and left out to die. Be clear: these were living babies left out to die.” Announcer: “But as an Illinois state senator, Barack Obama voted four times to deny equal treatment for those babies born alive during an abortion. Why?” Obama: “But I think it’s important to understand that this issue ultimately is about abortion – and not live births.” SBA List ﬁlmed “The Nurse, The Extremist, and The Survivor” featuring ﬁrsthand accounts of Nurse Jill Stanek, President Obama’s testimony before the Illinois State Senate, and abortion survivor Melissa Ohden.
Announcer: “Only an extremist could ignore the humanity of a newborn infant, ﬁghting for its life . . . Barack Obama, wrong on abortion and wrong for America.” [Paid for by Women Speak Out PAC]
personnel and local coalitions made dozens of stops in key states, highlighting our issues and attracting all kinds of media. This kind of strategy is a force-multiplier. In Ohio, SBA List communications director Mallory Quigley reports, “I noticed a man diligently taking notes as he listened to women standing in front of the bus addressing the crowd. Thinking he was a member of the media, I inquired if I could help answer any of his questions. I was shocked when he told me that, considering himself a pro-life Democrat, he was gathering information on President Obama’s abortion record so that he could go to a meeting of women Democrats that afternoon and explain to them that, this time around, Life must trump party afﬁliation. ‘Life is the most important thing,’ he told me. I replied, ‘That’s why we’re here,’ grateful that our
Similar partnerships produced 1,000,000 voter guides, 4,000,000 robo-calls by actor and former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson in 14 key states, and one million robo-calls recorded by Hispanic superstar Eduardo Verastegui in six battleground states. Increasing the resources devoted to personal contacts like this is a top priority for SBA List in the next few years. Even as the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United has magniﬁed the role of advocacy groups in the political process, the law still limits certain types of gifts and
Former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson and popular Hispanic ﬁlm star Eduardo Verastegui voiced planned calls in six battleground states.
Life and Liberty Victory ofﬁces like this one in Steubenville, Ohio, were a solid test of SBA List’s coalition model for voter education and outreach. SBA List provided teams of staff members and interns like Cris Crawford (shown here) to work in the ofﬁces.
message would later be shared beyond the beautiful state capitol where we gathered.” Ohio and Colorado were also proving grounds for the new legislative and agenda-setting projects featured in this plan. Working with coalition partners like American Majority Action and Heritage Action for America, we established Life and Liberty Victory Headquarters in Steubenville, Ohio and Ft. Collins, Colorado. Coalition efforts and the recruitment of volunteers, using the latest technology, demonstrated the costeffectiveness of these outreach partnerships. Under great time pressure, this initiative generated 340,000 live phone calls and 8,700 visits door-to-door.
expenditures to political action committees and Section 527 groups nicknamed “Super PACs” that offer avenues for affecting political races in more direct ways. To maximize our impact, we have added the WOMEN SPEAK OUT POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE, a Super PAC founded in 2012, to our traditional SBA LIST CANDIDATE FUND, founded in 1997. The most important differences between the Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out revolve around membership and gift amount. In terms of membership, donors to the Candidate Fund must ﬁrst become members of SBA List. If they are otherwise qualiﬁed individuals (for example, not a foreign national or
Newly-elected Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), Representative Ann Wagner (MO-02), and Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-02) were each interviewed through our Candidate Fund review process and subsequently endorsed and supported by SBA List. They are all strong advocates for Life and are part of a growing caucus of pro-life legislators whose inﬂuence will bear dividends for the pro-life cause in Congress.
government contractor), SBA List members are eligible to make donations to the Candidate Fund and our candidates. The size of these donations, however, is limited by law and our Candidate Fund is not allowed to solicit gifts outside of our membership base. Women Speak Out PAC, on the other hand, can solicit gifts from people and from corporations that are not members of the SBA List. This dramatically increases the number of people eligible to support our efforts to elect or defeat candidates for federal ofﬁce. Just as important, gifts to Women Speak Out PAC are not subject to the gift limits imposed by federal election law on conventional candidate funds. At the same time, donations to any type of PAC, whether a candidate fund or a “Super PAC,” must generally be reported publicly. Traditional PACs report the individual’s name, employer and gift amount to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Super PACs must report similar information in most cases to the FEC and the IRS. Thus this information is available to the public. While our goals for the SBA List Candidate Fund and the Women Speak Out Super PAC are smaller than for SBA List, they play a critical and growing part overall in our strategies going forward. The SBA List Candidate Fund is our vehicle for interviewing candidates, assessing their public records and responses to our questionnaire about their views on Life
issues, and issuing our formal endorsement. We continue to focus on female candidates as well as on opponents, male or female, Republican or Democrat, of female candidates who support legal abortion. In the last cycle, our Candidate Fund: • Endorsed 50 candidates for federal and state ofﬁce, including 34 women. • Raised and distributed $533,540 in direct and bundled contributions to endorsed candidates, including incumbents and challengers. • Successfully protected incumbent Reps. Michele Bachmann (MN-06) and Steve King (IA-04) from prominent and well-funded opponents. • Our goal is to at least double these contributions in the next election cycle. Women Speak Out PAC will play a growing role in our efforts because of the advantages it offers in terms of permitted gift amounts, the ability of corporations to contribute, and the fact that we are able to solicit donors who are not currently members of the SBA List. In the last cycle, the Women Speak Out PAC was responsible for underwriting half of our expenses, nearly $1.08
million, for hard-hitting ad buys in targeted states featuring Melissa Ohden and Jill Stanek. This entity will
be prominent in 2013 and a major asset in our expanded U.S. Senate target list for 2014.
FIGHTING FOR OUR FIRST AMENDMENT FREEDOMS
“In fighting back, in contesting the [Driehaus] case and refusing to settle, the Susan B. Anthony List not only helped itself, it did an important service to the democratic process.” PETER ROFF U.S. News and World Report
Ever since the SBA List helped to defeat Congressman Steve Driehaus in the 2010 election, we have been ﬁghting a battle in federal court to vindicate our right to free speech. Driehaus responded to his election loss, and to our assertion that he voted for an unacceptable version of ObamaCare that funds abortions, by ﬁling a complaint with the Ohio election board and a defamation lawsuit for damages in federal court. At great expense, but with great determination, SBA List formed a LEGAL DEFENSE FUND, a special account within our education fund, to ﬁght the complaint and lawsuit. When the complaint was dismissed, rather than rest easy and wait for the next assault on our freedoms,
we ﬁled a federal lawsuit against the Ohio election law that had been used by Driehaus to help stiﬂe citizen criticism of his actions. In early 2013 we received a favorable ruling from a federal district court on the defamation suit. As journalist Peter Roff of U.S. News and World Report wrote about the ruling, “In ﬁghting back, in contesting the case and refusing to settle, the Susan B. Anthony List not only helped itself, it did an important service to the democratic process.” We will continue to wage this battle. Donations to our legal defense fund are tax-deductible. To follow developments in these cases, go to www.sba-list.org.
“Shame on Steve Driehaus. A pro-life Catholic, he voted for a healthcare law that does indeed allow for federal abortion funding. And shame on him again for trying to limit the SBA [List]’s speech.” LEE WISHING World Magazine
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he Charlotte Lozier Institute (CLI) came into its own in 2012 and early 2013 as a force for Life issue education and research. As the 40th anniversary of the abortion decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton arrived, CLI’s growing reputation for quality analysis and reasoned argument opened doors for prominent placements of our written and spoken commentary.
CHARLOTTE LOZIER INSTITUTE On January 21, 2013, The New York Times Online published CLI President Chuck Donovan’s op-ed discussing the severe deﬁciencies in state and national polices regarding the reporting of abortion data. On February 1, 2013, CNN interviewed Chuck on the religious and moral liberty issues at stake in the Obama Administration’s revised rules on abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization in private health care plans. CLI’s breadth of issue experience CLI was also visible in dozens of other outlets in this pivotal period on a wide range of topics. CLI conducted the ﬁrst national poll of public opinion on sex selection since a Zogby poll in 2006. The poll found 80 percent support among U.S. women (77 percent overall) for a legal ban on abortion based on the sex of the baby. Media reports on the poll appeared in
thehill.com, Deseret News, The Daily Caller, Salon, Washington Times, Washington Examiner, Lincoln Journal Star, National Review, Tampa Bay Online, and dozens more. It has become the “poll of record” on this issue in current reporting on sex selection. CLI blog posts by Michael New, Ph.D. and Chuck Donovan appear regularly at The Heritage Foundation website, The Foundry, and National Review Online. Chuck Donovan’s op-ed on President Obama’s role in opposing a state bill protecting infants born alive after failed abortions appeared in The Washington Examiner. His op-ed on forced abortion in China and the silence in Washington foreign policy circles also appeared at the widely read Blaze website. CLI research assistant Nora Sullivan and Chuck Donovan’s op-ed on positive trends in stem cell research funding appeared online at The Catholic Thing website.
CLI’s media access ﬂows from the quality of its House Judiciary Committee on the positive effect of research reports and the contributions of a growing parental notice laws on adolescent health and well-being. body of scholars and analysts associated with the InstiCLI’s president testiﬁed before legislative committees in tute. CLI has published reports on the movement for Arizona and Ohio, and briefed legislators in Pennsylvaperinatal hospice as the nia, on the health beneﬁts of standard of care rather than redirecting federal-state famabortion for unborn children ily planning funding toward with lethal ailments (Byron whole women’s health centers Calhoun, M.D., West Virginia that do not provide abortion. University at Charleston); A full list of CLI publicapositive stem cell funding pattions, testimony, commentaries terns emerging at California’s and fact sheets can be found at Institute for Regenerative lozierinstitute.org. The breadth Medicine (Gene Tarne, senior of CLI’s work is already analyst, CLI); elevated rates of impressive, ranging from the preterm birth after induced ﬂaws in America’s antiquated abortion (Elizabeth Ann M. abortion reporting system, to Johnson, M.D., and Steven the denial of care for disabled Calvin, M.D., University of infants under Great Britain’s Minnesota School of Public National Health Service, to the New York Times Online op-ed written by CLI’s president Health), and the dangers of Chuck Donovan appeared on the eve of the 40th Anniversary new efforts in several states to legalization of assisted suicide of Roe v. Wade. provide restitution to survivors (Jacqueline Harvey, Ph.D.). of forced sterilization under laws inspired by Margaret Sanger and other 20th century Lozier Institute Associate Scholars advocates of eugenics. CLI continues to expand the roster of associate scholars contributing to its expanding website at CLI frontline action on ACA lozierinstitute.org. In addition to providing commentary Finally, CLI has also ﬁled formal comments on the and analysis, these scholars are testifying about most signiﬁcant issue of medical conscience in our time: proposed legislation and other policy changes in the Obama Administration’s interpretation of the Congress and before state legislatures. Michael New, “preventive services mandate” in the Affordable Care Ph.D., assistant professor of political science at the Act. This mandate would impose unprecedented University of Michigan-Dearborn, testiﬁed before the U.S. requirements on religious employers and others who object on moral grounds to the provision of free insurance coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives, and elective sterilizations for their employees. CLI’s comment focused on the impact the mandate would have on nonproﬁt organizations, including SBA List and CLI, which are not religious but have as part of their mission a devotion to the sanctity of human Life. Charlotte Lozier Institute was established in Washington, D.C. in order to bring academic and policy expertise to bear, in a timely way, on today’s most pressing Life issues. The next two years promise to bring Charlotte Lozier Institute president Chuck Donovan (as shown) more opportunities to produce game-changing impact testiﬁed in front of the Arizona House Health Committee on behalf of SBA List/ADF model legislation prioritizing family planning funds on the policy process in the nation’s capital. away from abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood.
ur expanding family of organizations is a tangible response to our movement’s need to maximize our election resources as well as to enhance the research information and education we provide policymakers and the public. Each of our entities and funds is subject to different rules governing donations, tax deductibility and other factors. For information on each of these options, contact Amanda Robey, Vice President for Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (202) 223-8073.
4 Donations of any amount 4 Donations from corporations and gifts of stock
Susan B. Anthony List 501(C)(4) membership organization www.sba-list.org
4 Conﬁdential giving - no public disclosure 8 Deductible for federal income tax purposes 8 Donation to support or oppose federal candidates
The SBA List mission includes educating voters on critical pro-life issues and on upcoming legislation; training and equipping pro-life activists nationwide to run successful political and grassroots campaigns; and advocating passage of pro-life legislation, using direct lobbying, ﬁeld operations, social media and person-to-person coalitions and networking. 4 Public disclosure triggered after $200 donation
Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund Federal Political Action Committee
4 Donations to support or oppose federal candidates 8 Deductible for federal income tax purposes 8 Gift amounts limited by law and corporations cannot give
To donate to the Candidate Fund, you must ﬁrst become a member of the Susan B. Anthony List. Federal election law requires us to report the name, address, occupation, and employer of every person who donates more than $200 in a calendar year to the Candidate Fund. 4 Public disclosure triggered after $200 donation
Women Speak Out Political Action Committee Section 527 “Super PAC” www.womenspeakoutpac.com
4 Gift amount not limited by law and corporations can contribute 4 Donation to support or oppose federal candidates 8 Deductible for federal income tax purposes
Anyone can donate to the Women Speak Out PAC which makes independent expenditures to support or oppose candidates. Federal tax and election laws require us to report the name, address, occupation and employer of every person who donates more than $200 in a calendar year to Women Speak Out. 4 Donations of any amount
Charlotte Lozier Institute for Life Studies 501(c)(3) Education Trust Fund www.lozierinstitute.org
4 Donations from corporations and gifts of stock 4 Conﬁdential giving - no public disclosure 4 Deductible for federal tax purposes 8 Donation to support or oppose federal candidates
The Charlotte Lozier Institute is the education and research arm of the Susan B. Anthony List, and publishes research papers, policy studies, commentaries, fact sheets, and other materials on the most pressing Life issues. It covers a wide spectrum of topics featuring staff analysts and associate scholars from medical, legal, sociological and other disciplines across the United States and around the world. 4 Donations of any amount 4 Donations from corporations and gifts of stock
Susan B. Anthony List Legal Defense Fund Project of 501(c)(3) Education Trust Fund
4 Conﬁdential giving - no public disclosure 4 Deductible for federal and other income tax purposes 8 Donation to support or oppose federal candidates
Throughout our history we have pursued political and legislative victories while fully complying with the demands of federal and state law. On occasion, however, we face the need to defend ourselves against a political attack in the form of unwarranted litigation. We are also determined to ﬁght unjust laws that infringe on the First Amendment freedoms of advocates for Life in the public square.
SBA LIST PROGRAMS AND BUDGET Our budgeting is based on the simple understanding that every dollar we spend represents the belief by our donors that it will be used to end abortion in the United States. Every member of our staff is also aware that it represents the sweat equity of others who have given, often sacriďŹ cially, of their own resources, and that it is an obligation of stewardship that we plan, allocate, and expend each dollar with care. We present our 2013 budgets as the result of much prayer and contemplation.
Susan B. Anthony List, Inc. Project Lifeline
Legislative & Grassroots Action Plan
Virginia Political Plan
National Pro-Life Women's Caucus
Interns & Young Leaders Program
One-Minute Commentary Program
Social Media & Web Development
Coalitions & Outreach
Membership Recruitment and Mobilization
Candidate Fund Expenses
Charlotte Lozier Institute
Legal Defense Fund
SBA List Candidate Fund & Bundling Candidate Donations
SBA List Education Foundation
2013 Annual Budget
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP Marjorie Dannenfelser
Chairman of the Board
Hon. Kelly Ayotte
Hon. Denny Rehberg
Mary Cunningham Agee
Hon. Michele Bachmann
Hon. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Hon. Diane Black
Hon. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
Hon. Marsha Blackburn
Hon. Jim Ryun
Hon. Sam Brownback
Hon. Andrea Seastrand
Diana Culp Bork
Hon. Ann Marie Buerkle
Hon. Pete Sessions
Hon. Chris Chocola
Hon. Tom Tancredo
Hon. Jon Christensen
Hon. Barbara Vucanovich
Hon. Mike Crapo
Hon. Ann Wagner
Hon. Barbara Cubin
Hon. Dave Weldon
Hon. Steve Daines
Bob & Liz Crnkovich
Hon. Renee Ellmers
Hon. Mary Fallin
Leigh Ann Pusey
Hon. Deb Fischer
Mary Ellen Bork
Ann Carr English
Hon. Randy Forbes
Tara Dawn Christensen
Hon. Virginia Foxx
Hon. Scott Garrett
John Jay Daly
Hon. Melissa Hart
Hon. Robin Hayes
Hon. Lynn Heﬂey
Hon. Mike Kelly
Hon. Steve King
Hon. Adam Kinzinger
Hon. Serphin Maltese
Hon. Candice Miller
Hon. Marilyn Musgrave
Hon. Sue Myrick
Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.
Hon. Don Nickles
Judy Landrieu Klein
Hon. Kristi Noem
Hon. Anne Northup
Hon. Mike Pence
Admiral James Watkins
Hon. Joe Pitts
H U M A N I T Y:
“Every human life is made in the image of God and no innocent life is ever worth sacrificing.” Marjorie Dannenfelser Susan B. Anthony List President
Our organization works in the spirit and tradition of the original suffragettes. Susan B. Anthony called abortion “child murder.” Alice Paul, author of the original 1923 Equal Rights Amendment, reportedly said the early feminists believed that “Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.” Dr. Charlotte Lozier reportedly said that “a person who asks a physician to commit the crime of ante-natal infanticide can no more be considered his patient than one who asks him to poison his wife.” Modern feminist Patricia Heaton echoes this theme, saying, “The early feminists were pro-life. And really, abortion is a huge disservice to women, and it hasn't been presented that way.”
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