FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2013
Contact: Mallory Quigley, 202-223-8073
Social Issues Are Key to Reaching Certain Minorities
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the report released today by the Republican National Committee’s Growth and Opportunity Project, Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) President Marjorie Dannenfelser offered the following comment:
“In the last election, Republican candidates failed to properly engage on the pro-life issue and this latest report shows they have failed to learn from it. Rather than seeking to grow and mobilize the energetic pro-life majority, the GOP has allowed itself to operate solely on the defensive,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Social issues are keys to reaching certain minorities the GOP yearns to attract, as well as to motivate millions of voters who first gravitated to the party as Reagan Democrats.
“There are a number of pro-life issues which create an advantage with American voters. In fact, polls show that sixty to eighty percent of Americans agree we should stop taxpayer funding of abortion, and put an end to late-term abortions and sex selection abortions. Support for these initiatives is even higher among American women.”
The Susan B. Anthony List, and its affiliated Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.