Planned Parenthood is mounting one of the largest door-to-door field campaigns of the 2016 election, working to persuade millions of voters to defeat the extremist, anti-abortion ticket of Donald Trump and Mike Pence. Its army of hundreds of paid staff and thousands of volunteers could tip the balance in as many as half-a-dozen swing states, where the Trump campaign barely counts field offices, much less a sophisticated ground game.
I’m working in Ohio for a prolife superpac created by the members of the Susan B. Anthony List. We distribute door-to-door flyers against Hillary and abortion-supporting Senate candidates. One day I ran into a Planned Parenthood canvasser who was on my same route distributing flyers that were the direct opposite of mine, opposing Trump and prolife Senate candidates. Pic here.
She said Planned Parenthood pays her $15 an hour for door to door work. I only get $10 an hour. Pray for our efforts to have a greater impact than theirs. I’ll tell you this: we’ve got 30 people on our team locally, and I’ve randomly run into members of my own team twice, whereas I’ve only run into a PP canvasser once. Moreover, I see much more fruit from our campaign than I see from theirs. If I’m on a follow-up visit after one of my team has been there, the people I talk to say they plan to vote prolife. I see the flyers of my team on the doors of houses we’ve visited. I have yet to see the PP team’s materials, except when the PP girl showed them to me.
Side note: after taking a picture with her, we parted ways. In a few minutes, I heard her call out to me so I turned around to see her running in my direction. She asked if she could have some prolife literature because, in her words, “I don’t believe in half this stuff anyway, I’m doing it for the money.” I let her know that our group is hiring, and I’ve prayed for her since then. Do ye likewise, for the sake of her soul!
A critical question that never seems to be asked is how does a non-profit organization come up with a staggering $30 million to fritter away on propaganda and political influence (to say nothing of the staggering amounts it donates to Democratic candidates) when it is supposedly completely and solely devoted to the cause of “women’s health?”