"Priests for Life has the most effective political impact of any Catholic apostolate in our country." – Dr. Deal Hudson (Director, Catholic Outreach, Presidential campaigns of George W. Bush)



Statement from Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director, Priests for Life





Dear Friends

Congratulations to all of you who worked so hard along with us and many other groups for the 2018 midterm elections!

We won some significant victories! The increased U.S. Senate majority ensures that President Trump will be able to continue making the courts great again, appointing federal judges who understand that the role of the courts is to interpret the Constitution, not remake it or invent rights within it. The Republican and conservative stamp on the courts will be the greatest and most long-lasting victory of this election.

We now begin our efforts for the 2020 elections, which will see the re-election of President Trump and pro-life majorities in both the House and Senate, among other victories. We are building an army of grassroots volunteers, and building upon this year’s very successful voter training seminars, offered in key states and online. Election Day will be November 3, 2020.

Please make sure you are signed up for action for the 2020 elections, which begin right now!

And even as we plan for this, let’s not forget that 2019 also will see some key elections., on Tuesday, November 5th.

The 2019 elections will include Governors’ races in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi, as well as in the state legislatures of Louisiana, Mississippi, Virginia, and the New Jersey Assembly. Other local races, ballot initiatives, and special elections will occur.

Preparing people to participate actively in those will be part of our 2020 preparation!  

Sincerely,


Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director

Action Items: To better prepare you for the 2020 elections, we are going to place action items here on a regular basis.

Our first one is simply this: make sure you are hearing directly from the White House about all the activities and accomplishments of the Trump Administration. So many people criticize the President and his team, but have no idea of all the great things they are accomplishing for America. By going to www.WhiteHouse.gov on a regular basis, you can keep informed on those things, hearing it right from the source. You can also sign up for email updates straight from the White House by submitting your email at the bottom of the White House webpage. When you see all that is being done, you will be convinced, as we are, that he deserves a second term as our President!

Important election information for all States

Information on voting in each of the 50 states

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Candidate Information

 Comparison of Party Platforms

To make the right decision when deciding on the candidates whom you will support, it is essential that you look carefully at the positions of the candidates in the race.

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Prayer Campaign

For nine weeks before Election Day, Priests for Life calls upon believers to participate in the "Election Novena"

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What can I do??

1. Help to register more voters -- Find out the many possible ways how, either through your Church or as a private citizen! Now is the time to register new voters!

2. Become familiar with the best legal guidance regarding what pro-life groups and Churches can do at election time.

3. Letters to the Editor -- Be sure to get hard-hitting letters into your local daily papers about candidates and issues! You can influence many people! See instructions and sample letters at www.priestsforlife.org/letters

4. Encourage your pastor to use the resources available below for preaching, bulletin inserts, and educational booklets for the Church bookrack or library.

5. Organize small groups to study the US Bishops' document Living the Gospel of Life. Our study guide on this document can be used individually online, or by groups in your Church, organization, or home. 

6. Use your social media platforms and websites to spread the word about issues, candidates, and political responsibility! See our suggested tweets and memes here. Make links to our sites and to other political sites. Make your own website to help people take part in the elections or to spread information about the candidate of your choice.

7. Use your email list to broadcast helpful election information, such as the material on this site.

8. You may be needed in your community to help distribute voter guides on the weekend prior to the election. An election can be decided based on how many voter guides are given out! If you can help in this effort, fill in the form above and indicate the kind of help you can provide or check with your local or state respect life organizations to see what is planned. And please note that you DO have the right to distribute these fliers in Church parking lots. See this legal letter for information. Moreover, if you are thrown out of the parking lot, you can always move onto the public sidewalk or other public property adjoining the Church, and you should strongly insist on your right to remain there.

9. Make use of early voting, which in many states, can be done without needing a special reason -- you can vote before Election Day, thus decreasing the chances that something unexpected will prevent you from getting to the polls. Promote this idea to others. Also make sure that those who will be out of town on Election Day, or who are homebound, request and send in an absentee ballot.

10. When Election Day approaches, you can increase the number of votes for the right candidates by calling your friends and urging them to go to the polls. On Election Day, take the day off from work and help people get to the polls if they need a ride or someone to watch their children, or some other form of assistance.

11. Contact your local Board of Elections and ask about poll-watching, which is an activity you can take part in whereby citizens are present at the polling places on Election Day to make sure that the elections are conducted fairly and efficiently, and to be on the alert for abuses.

12. Support the candidate of your choice by making a financial contribution and/or working on his or her campaign. (The amount of money you can contribute to a specific candidate is limited by law. Once you have reached the legal limit, contribute to organizations like ours which work to advance particular positions which the candidates of your choice support.) Also, show support for your candidate by means of yard signs, bumper stickers, pins, and envelope stickers!

Resources for Clergy and Churches

What to Do in Parishes as Elections approach

Preaching on Elections

National Election Prayer Campaign: Invite your Church to participate in the national election prayer effort at ElectionPrayer.com. Announce it in the Church bulletin, link to it from the Church website, and distribute printed copies of the prayer.

General Intercessions on Political Responsibility

Bulletin Inserts on Political Responsibility (in English and Spanish)
(these inserts can be requested from Priests for Life in camera-ready format.)