We are here to assist you in protecting our most basic human right—Life itself.
Pro-life citizens 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 asked all legislative candidates to respond to our MCCL Candidate Questionnaire. You can view their responses in our 2016 MCCL Voter's Guide.
Minnesota State Senate seats on 2016 ballot
All 67 of Minnesota's state Senate seats are on the 2016 ballot. If you want to protect life, help us to elect a pro-life majority to the Minnesota Senate. You can view candidate responses to our Candidate Questionnaire in our 2016 MCCL Voter's Guide.
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 difficult 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.
One Minnesota Supreme Court seat is on the Minnesota ballot statewide. Incumbent Justice Natalie Hudson was appointed by pro-abortion Gov. Mark Dayton. Her challenger, attorney Michelle MacDonald, has run for the Supreme Court in the past as a pro-life candidate.
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?
It is possible that your favorite candidate did not become the nominee of your party. Your obligation as a citizen then is to support and vote for the best available pro-life candidate—or the most pro-life platform. If you don't vote or if you waste your vote on a third-party or write-in candidate, you are helping to elect the worst candidate. Please, please don't waste your vote!
Many of you are frustrated. This has been the most unusual election we have ever seen. Neither of the two remaining candidates are eliciting a great deal of excitement among the majority of voters.
But if one is clearly against your values on the life issues, saying that unborn children have no rights until birth, and supports unlimited abortion at your expense, approves the sale of baby body parts and would expand Obamacare, the sensible choice would be to vote for the other candidate.
We know that Hillary Clinton has pledged her allegiance to Planned Parenthood. Donald Trump promises to nominate pro-life Supreme Court justices and has the support of the National Right to Life Committee. See the candidates' views on life.
Minnesota's Members of Congress will help determine the U.S. House leadership and priorities
All but one of Minnesota's eight incumbent Congressmen are seeking re-election. The exception is CD 2's John Kline. We are saddened that he will not be returning to Congress. We have shared all the candidates' responses to our Candidate Questionnaire in our 2016 MCCL Voter's Guide. Neither Sens. 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 of abortion by taxpayers.