National Advisory Board

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

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.

John DeBerry

John DeBerry is a current state legislator in Tennessee, serving since 1995 to represent District 90 in Memphis. 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.

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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