by Steven Ertelt
October 31, 2006
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — A leading pro-life organization has started its week-long get out the vote campaign designed to get pro-life voters to the polls. The Susan B. Anthony List says next week’s vote is crucial to determine how Congress approaches pro-life issues.
The new campaign will encourage voters in six key states with top Senate races to head to the polls — Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
The target audience of the GOTV efforts is pro-life “casual” women voters, which SBA defines as pro-life women who typically vote in presidential elections but not mid-term elections.
Depending on the state in which they reside, voters will receive one of two campaign mailers this week and all voters will receive a phone call from pro-life Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, a Colorado House member in a hard fought race of her own.
Musgrave’s calls will come in the final days of the campaign urging the casual voters to vote for their respective pro-life Senate candidate.
“We firmly believe pro-life women voters can make the difference,” SBA List Candidate Fund president Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a statement provided to LifeNews.com.
“In Missouri, for example, the latest poll has Sen. Jim Talent and his pro-abortion challenger Claire McCaskill just two points apart," Dannenfelser explained. "Five thousand votes either way could decide the winner and we’ll be contacting almost 200,000 pro-life women who are registered to vote in Missouri.”
In Pennsylvania, voters will receive a brochure with pretend headlines noting the defeat of stalwart pro-life Sen. Rick Santorum. The headlines reveal two different outcomes — winning or losing — and tell the pro-life voters the result depends on them.
In the other states, pro-life voters will receive comparison pieces detailing the differences the candidates have an abortions and which candidates pro-abortion and pro-life groups endorsed.
Although most voters will make their decisions based on other political issues, Dannenfelser says pro-life advocates could make the difference in close races.
“The pro-life issue may not be the one garnering headlines right now but when it comes to voter turnout, it turns unmotivated voters into determined voters,” she said.
The SBA List has continued to outperform pro-abortion political action committees in the last election cycles, winning more of the races it is involved in than pro-abortion groups like Emily’s List and the NOW political action committee.
The number of winning candidates endorsed by the SBA List Candidate Fund has increased in the past four election cycles, with the PAC winning 27 of 35 races in 2004.
Related web sites:
SBA List GOTV mailers – https://www.sba-list.org/candidate2006/landing.html
Susan B. Anthony List – https://www.sba-list.org