Life Issues Institute is in the early stages of a year-long campaign that highlights the critical importance of the 2016 primary and general elections to the pro-life movement, encompassing federal, state, and local contests.
The campaign, called "2016: A Call to Action," emphasizes not only officials who are elected but also those whom elected officials appoint and confirm, particularly appellate court justices and, in all likelihood, Supreme Court Justices.
The campaign began in late 2015 with the release of an episode of Facing Life Head-On, the Emmy Award-winning TV program sponsored by Life Issues Institute. Also titled "2016: A Call to Action," the half-hour program features interviews with pro-life leaders Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters; Congresswoman Mia Love of Utah’s 4th district; Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of Susan B. Anthony List; and Missy Stone, National Field Director for Students for Life of America. The program aired on stations around the country in November and December and also is available on demand at facinglife.tv.
The effort continued in January with the audio version of "2016: A Call to Action," a 26-minute radio program released to coincide with Sanctity of Life Sunday. More than 600 stations across the country carried the program in the days surrounding January 17.
Life Issues Institute’s thrice-yearly print and online newsletter, Life Issues Connector, will feature related articles beginning with the February feature. "2016: A Call to Action" also will be a recurring theme of The Latest, the weekly email communiqué from Life Issues Institute President Bradley Mattes. Social media campaigns have and will continue to support the drive to engage pro-life voters in elections that may well be the turning point for the pro-life cause and the country at large.
By NRB Staff
Published: January 28, 2016