National Advisory Board

Representative Kathy Dahlkemper

Kathy Dahlkemper is Executive of Erie County, Pennsylvania, who also previously served as a Democratic Member of Congress for PA-03.

Rep. Dahlkemper is passionately pro-life and a proud voice in favoring of ending abortion extremism in the Democratic Party. She successfully fought in Congress for funding for the Pregnant Women Support Act.


Representative Lincoln Davis

Congressman Lincoln Davis was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, representing the fourth district of Tennessee for eight years. In Congress, he chaired the National Prayer Breakfast, led the weekly Congressional Prayer Group, founded the Kurdish-American Caucus, and was recognized for his bipartisanship.

As a state legislator in Tennessee, he passed landmark legislation to protect victims of domestic violence. As a member of Congress, he was an outspoken defender of the right to life. He was the proud recipient of a 0% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America, voting to end partial-birth abortion, end embryonic stem cell research, and bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans.

In 2007, he voted to grant the pre-born equal protection under the 14th Amendment. In 2020, he was a lead signatory of DFLA's letter challenging the Democratic National Committee to end its abortion extremism.


Senator Katrina Jackson

Senator Katrina Jackson is among the loudest advocates for life in Louisiana. A lawyer by trade, she wrote the law concerning admitting privileges at abortion clinics that was unjustly struck down by the Supreme Court in June 2020, as part of the June Medical Services decision.

She was also the lead sponsor of the Love Life Amendment, which in November 2020 overwhelmingly passed with the approval of more than 60% of Louisiana voters. She has spoken twice at the March for Life.

From 2012 to 2020, she served in the Louisiana House of Representatives, transitioning to the Senate in 2020. As a Whole Life advocate, Senator Jackson has also been at the forefront of efforts to end the death penalty.

In 2020, she was a lead signatory of DFLA's letter challenging the Democratic National Committee to end its abortion extremism.


Representative Angie Hatton

Representative Angie Hatton is a Democratic legislator in rural Kentucky. She has a 100% pro-life voting record, voting 15 times since she was elected in 2017 to protect life.

Rep Hatton represents a conservative part of Kentucky that mostly voted for Trump in 2020.

She is a lawyer, a mother, and the Minority Whip for Kentucky's Democratic Caucus.


Representative Russell Ott

Representative Russell Ott is a Democratic legislator from South Carolina, where he represents House District 93.

For six years, he has served as Assistant Minority Leader.

He is a former lobbyist and administrator, having previously worked for the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation. He has two sons.


Representative Colleen Garry

Representative Colleen Garry is the most outspoken voice for life in the Massachusetts state house, where she has served since 1995. She holds a JD from Suffolk University Law School and also runs a part-time law practice.

Rep. Garry has strong support from local labor unions, in addition to having picketed alongside them in the past.

She is heavily involved in her local community.


Representative John DeBerry

John DeBerry served as a state legislator in Tennessee from 1995-2020, representing District 90 in Memphis. He currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the Governor of Tennessee.

A pastor in addition to his legislative duties, DeBerry, with his family, participated in the Civil Rights Movement. A bold advocate for life, Representative DeBerry voted for Tennessee's Heartbeat Bill and has been outspoken in his defense of life.

In May 2020, the mostly-white State Executive Committee of the Tennessee Democratic Party voted to remove him from the Democratic primary ballot, mostly due to his strong pro-life voting record. In 2019, Planned Parenthood had called for his removal.


Representative Joel Sheltrown

Joel Sheltrown is a Democratic politician from Michigan and former legislator in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Prior to his political career, Sheltrown served in the US Navy, performing service in Vietnam, the Philippines, and West Germany.

Throughout his career, Sheltrown has been outspoken in favor of life, the labor movement, public education, and a progressive tax structure. Today, he works in government affairs. Sheltrown and his wife, Teresa, have three children.


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