We are here to assist you in protecting our most basic human right—Life itself.
The precinct caucuses are over. What a massive turnout! Now we need to turn our attention to elections for President, Congress and the Minnesota Senate and House.
Minnesota House members all face election in 2016
All 134 Minnesota House of Representatives members stand for election every two years. A solid pro-life House and Senate can make a huge difference in the protection of unborn children and their mothers. We will ask all legislative candidates for their response to our MCCL Candidate Questionnaire and will share their responses with our members.
Minnesota Senate races are also of interest for 2016
All 67 of Minnesota's state Senate seats will be on the ballot in 2016. If you want to protect life, help us to elect a 2016 pro-life majority to the Minnesota Senate. Prior to the 2016 elections we will provide our members with candidate responses to our Candidate Questionnaire.
About judicial elections
Minnesota law says judges need to stand for election just like members of the Legislature. However, most judicial candidates have decided not to campaign or discuss their judicial philosophy. That makes it impossible for people to cast an informed vote or assess the judicial candidates' views. We recommend that voters call candidates for judicial office and question them about their views. Feel free to share their responses in a letter to the editor.
Some lawmakers are proposing judicial retention elections. Citizens would only get to vote on whether a judge should be retained (yes or no). If the majority vote is no, an appointed panel would recommend candidates to the governor, who would appoint a replacement. Voters would have no say in that appointment.
Who will be the next President of the United States?
Minnesotans have spoken via the caucuses and many presidential candidates have dropped out as their campaigns run out of cash, as is the case in every election. It is possible that your favorite will not be the nominee of your party. Your obligation as a citizen then is to support and vote for the next best available pro-life candidate. If you don't vote or if you waste your vote on someone who cannot win, you are helping to elect the worst candidates. Please, Please don't waste your vote!
See the presidential candidates' views on life issues.
Minnesota's Members of Congress will help determine the U.S. House leadership and priorities
All but one of Minnesota's eight incumbents are seeking re-election. The exception is CD 2's John Kline. We are saddened that he will not be returning to Congress. When MCCL's Candidate Questionnaires are returned we will share the responses with our members. Neither Senators Amy Klobuchar nor Al Franken are up for election this year. However, both support Planned Parenthood's sale of aborted baby parts and its continued funding by taxpayers.