INDIANA─On Friday August 13, 2010 the Susan B. Anthony List’s Votes Have Consequences Bus Tour will make stops in New Albany, Seymour, Columbus, Franklin, and Indianapolis, Indiana, as part of a 23-city tour and national voter education effort in the home districts of Members of Congress with the message that “votes have consequences.” Each tour stop will feature local and state pro-life leaders and focus on educating voters that their representative voted for a health care bill that includes taxpayer-funded abortion and betrayed their pro-life constituents.
Marilyn Musgrave, Project Director, Susan B. Anthony List’s “Votes Have Consequences”
Sandra Naugle, President, Board of Directors, Southern Indiana Right to Life (New Albany)
Alison Slatter, Local Pro-life Activist (New Albany, Seymour, Columbus, Franklin, and Indianapolis)
Sue Swayze, Lobbyist and PAC Field Coordinator, Indiana Right to Life (New Albany, Seymour, Columbus, Franklin, and Indianapolis)
Greg Walker, Indiana State Senator, District 41 (Columbus and Franklin)
Lisa Deaton, Founder, We the People (Columbus)
Tami Hines, Bartholomew County Clerk (Columbus)
Patricia Miller, Indiana State Senator, District 32, Chairman, Senate Health Committee (Indianapolis)
Marc Tuttle, President, Indianapolis Right to Life (Indianapolis)
Dr. David Blank, D.O., Emergency Room Physician/Candidate, Indiana State House, District 99 (Indianapolis)
Cindy Kirchhofer, Candidate, Indiana State House District 89 (Indianapolis)
WHERE / WHEN:
8:45 AM, New Albany, IN Waterfront Park, 100 E Water St., New Albany, IN 47150
10:45 AM, Seymour, IN Shields Park, 451 E 6th St., Seymour, IN 47274
12:15 PM, Columbus, IN Robert D. Garton Veterans Plaza, Corner of 1st St. and Jackson St., Columbus, IN 47202
1:45 PM, Franklin, IN Province Park, Franklin, IN 46131 (Tulip Picnic Area Inside South St. Entrance)
3:15 PM, Indianapolis, IN Indiana State Capitol, Southwest Side
WHY: Marilyn Musgrave states, “During the health care battle, the abortion issue was a pivot point for the passage or failure of the entire bill. So-called ‘pro-life’ Democrats chose a last-minute fig leaf over standing up for the pro-life American majority they claimed to represent. We promised then that their vote would have consequences and that we would work hard to inform voters of their betrayal. For not one minute have we let up on that promise and next week we will take this message on the road directly to the voters in a 23-city bus tour. Votes have consequences and, for these pro-life betrayers, it will be a quick downhill slide to defeat in November.”
The Susan B. Anthony List is focusing its efforts in the districts of so-called “pro-life” Democrats Steve Driehaus (OH-01), Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Brad Ellsworth (IN-Senate), Baron Hill (IN-09), Joe Donnelly (IN-02) and Kathy Dahlkemper (PA-03) as part of its $1.5 million voter education effort, which includes this 23-city “Votes Have Consequences” bus tour. During the health care battle, the SBA List spent over $3 million in the fight to keep taxpayer-funded abortion out of the health care bill. SBA List has committed another $1.5 million to defeat so-called “pro-life” Democrats who voted for the bill. The first two victories of this effort were Rep. Bart Stupak’s (MI-01) retirement and Rep. Alan Mollohan’s (WV-01) primary election defeat in May.
The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of Americans, over 280,000 residing in all 50 states, dedicated to mobilizing, advancing, and representing pro-life women in politics. Its connected Candidate Fund increases the percentage of pro-life women in the political process.
For further information, please contact Kerry Brown at 703-470-1926 or [email protected].