Students for Life: The Mandate in this Election is for LIFE

Pro-Life Momentum Swept the Country, leading to gains in State Legislatures, the House and in holding the U.S. Senate, but no such Mandate exists for a radical Biden-Harris Ticket limping into office

“Voters delivered a pro-life mandate nationwide, delivered through sweeping gains in state legislatures, in the U.S. House and in holding the U.S. Senate,” noted Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins. “But the critically close Presidential election conflict offers no such mandate to the radical abortion agenda proposed by the Biden-Harris ticket. And the Pro-Life Generation will be active in Georgia as this election continues.”

WASHINGTON D.C. (11-07-2020): As media outlets insisted that Vice President Joe Biden had won the tight Presidential contest before any race were certified or court action concluded, Students for Life of America and Students for Life Action President Kristan Hawkins said that the “powerful momentum in this election was for life and in opposition to the radical abortion agenda proposed by so many in this cycle. With new legislatures ready to consider pro-life legislation and the number of pro-life women the U.S. House double, it’s clear that there will be new champions to confront the radical agenda of abortion zealots.”

“Students for Life and Students for Life Action contacted millions across the country and added to our number more than 100,000 youth, pro-life voters ready to #VoteProLifeFirst,” said Hawkins.

Consider the gains for the pro-life youth vote: According to Pew, in 2016: 13 percent of the electorate was ages 18 to 29, and of them, 28 percent went for Trump and 58 percent went for Clinton. Exit polling reported by the New York Times showed great gains as voters ages 18 to 29 made up 17 percent and went 35 percent for Trump and 62 percent for Biden.

Click here to learn more about SFLA/SFLAction’s plans in Georgia where a runoff for the U.S. Senate continues.

SFLA and SFLAction reported a number of election victories from our nationwide efforts. Learn here about our victories in individual races.

MORE ON SFLA/SFLAction IN THIS ELECTION CYCLE: Students for Life and Students for Life Action engaged in multiple states through in-person door knocking, calls, texts, and mobilizations on campuses, calling on voters to #VoteProLifeFirst as well as reminding people of the importance of who gets to pick Supreme Court Justices, given the way in which the human rights issue of our day was hijacked by the high court 50 years ago.

In the final stretch, SFLA/SFLAction launched a new, 6-figure campaign buy in a 48-hour GOTV blitz this Monday and Tuesday designed to rally voters aged 18 to 35 to #VoteProLifeFirst. To accomplish this 48-hour GOTV blitz, SFLAction made more than 1.5 million personal text messages to cell phones, sent nearly 900,000 voicemail messages to land lines as well as launched a six-digit ad buy on social media. Among those contacted in this blitz were 273,000 new voters who were considered swing voters on the life issue as well as more than 1 million pro-life, yet low propensity voters who hadn’t voted early this fall in the following 9 states: Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Florida, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Students for Life’s GOTV blitz follows up extensive fall grassroots campaign in which SFLA/SFLAction team members and volunteers …

• Made more than 523,022 phone calls
• Contacted more than 1.6 million, primarily voters
• Sent more than 2.18 million personal text messages
• Knocked on more than 187,000 doors

The #VoteProLifeFirst digital media campaign included 85 different image ads and multiple videos reaching voters whose views on abortion vary and were seen more than 8 million times. More than 2.28 million voters engaged with the efforts this fall, including the 107,000 young voters who pledged to vote pro-life first as a result.

Students for Life of America’s “Sock the Vote” campus tours also went to 46 states, calling on new voters to prioritize abortion which ends 2,362 lives each day. Students used baby socks as part of the display. This followed a very successful earlier campaign, “Sock it to Planned Parenthood,” during which SFLA held events and traveled across the country with a truck carrying 328,348 baby socks, representing the number of abortions Planned Parenthood commits each year.

In October, SFLA/SFLAction went from Alaska to Florida in a 10-state #Justice4Life tour on behalf of now Justice Amy Coney Barrett, an extension of the SFLAction, Activism Weekends that included more than 731,000 voters contacted. SFLAction conducted similar student trips over the summer, knocking on more than 50,000 doors and making more than 200,000 phone calls to educate voters in Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, and Kansas before key Republican and Democratic primaries. Click here to read more about SFLAction’s results in this cycle. For a look at student stories from the #Justice4Life tour, including Philadelphia where police were called to stop students from peacefully chalking, click here.

For interviews, contact Kristi Hamrick at khamrick@studentsforlife.org.

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Students for Life Action (SFLAction) is the 501c4 sister organization of Students for Life of America (SFLA), the nation’s largest, pro-life, student organization with more than 1,240 groups on middle, high school, and university campuses in all 50 states. Students for Life has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world.

Students for Life of America (SFLA) is the nation’s largest, pro-life, youth organization. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, VA, SFLA serves more than 1,240 groups on college and university, middle and high school, medical and law school campuses in all 50 states. Student pro-life organizations work to confront policies on their campuses to support pregnant and parenting students, to end Planned Parenthood’s relationships with schools and communities, and to change minds of their peers about abortion. SFLA has more conversations with those most targeted by the abortion industry every day, week, and year than any other pro-life outreach in the world and mobilizes the Pro-Life Generation to confront abortion at the local, state and national levels daily. Every week, Students for Life entities reach more than 2 million people across social media platforms to have nearly 200,000 digital conversations with the most engaged pro-life online audience in the world.