FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 23, 2021
Contact: Prudence Robertson, [email protected] | 240-672-2828
Ken Cuccinelli to Chair Initiative for Urgent Reform to Ensure Free, & Fair Elections that Voters can Trust
Washington, D.C. – Today Susan B. Anthony List and American Principles Project announced they will partner together with a new Election Transparency Initiative to be led by former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Cuccinelli most recently served as Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) and Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
“The pro-life movement must engage in election transparency and integrity reform or their ability to elect pro-life, pro-family lawmakers – and pass laws that save lives – will be greatly diminished, if not extinguished,” said Ken Cuccinelli. “I’m proud to join SBA List and APP to act quickly to defeat the efforts of Democrats in Washington to federalize election laws through H.R.1, while simultaneously going on offense in the state level to rally the grassroots around meaningful reforms.”
The effort will include:
- Opposition to H.R.1. and mounting a vigorous defense of the filibuster and current Senate rules governing the reconciliation process, so as to prevent the worst of the pro-abortion Democrat agenda: unilaterally passing H.R.1. and expanding the Supreme Court
- Mobilizing grassroots in key Senate battlegrounds, especially those states where Senators have indicated they oppose removal of the filibuster – West Virginia, Arizona, Montana
- Pushing for state-based reform laws, primarily in states with close 2020 margins and a pro-life GOP-controlled legislature
“SBA List’s ability to win elections for pro-life candidates is predicated on a transparent, fair elections process,” explained Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of Susan B. Anthony List. “The integrity of our electoral system was severely compromised in 2020 when pro-abortion Democrats – utilizing the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse – weakened state laws that ensure free and fair elections. While we vigorously oppose efforts to federalize election laws through bills such as H.R.1, we must also rally activists in battleground states to ensure pro-abortion Democrats cannot make their control of government permanent. We thank Attorney General Cuccinelli for stepping forward to lead this important effort.”
“The coalition we form will not only include national and state pro-life groups but will extend to the broader conservative and Republican-aligned groups, many of which are focused on defeating H.R. 1.,” added Terry Schilling, President and Executive Director of American Principles Project. “This disastrous legislation would force states to implement early voting, require automatic, same-day, and online voter registration as well as unlimited absentee balloting, and override voter ID laws.”
SBA List is a network of 900,000 pro-life Americans nationwide, dedicated to ending abortion by electing national leaders and advocating for laws that save lives, with a special calling to promote pro-life women leaders.