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Pro-Life Campaign Kick Off Training - Columbus

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What you will learn

Under their proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution, the state ‘shall not interfere' with individuals getting abortions or sex changes. Meaning you could be cut out of the biggest decision of [your daughter's] life.” – Protect Women Ohio radio ad

Now that we have entered a post-Roe world, abortion politics have moved to the state. The left was prepared and has moved to use abortion to win elections.

Morton Blackwell, the founder of the Leadership Institute, teaches us, “Moral outrage is the most motivating force in politics.”

Surveys, after the Dobbs decision was released, showed that the majority of people thought abortion was immediately outlawed in every state. Using this misinformation and the false cry that liberty is being lost while exploiting the general public's ignorance of the gory details of most abortions, pro-abortion forces are swiftly moving to enshrine abortion without limitations (including parental notification or medical informed consent) into state constitutions.

The tactic worked in Michigan in 2022. The left was able to whip up outrage and turn out angry voters to vote for a pro-abortion constitutional amendment, as well as liberal candidates up and down the ballot.

Their next target, November 2023 ballot, is Ohio.

At least fourteen other states have been listed as targets for 2024.

Morton also teaches us, “You can't beat a plan with no plan.”

This three-hour Activism Workshop will cover the steps to organizing early efforts to defend the right to life. While primarily focused on the Ohio effort, the lessons can be applied to any state and any leftist-led ballot initiative.

Brunch will be served.

While this workshop is free, space and food are limited. Please pre-register.

Ideal attendees are center-right activists and leaders, congregants and leaders from faith-based organizations, and business owners and community members who do not want abortion on demand through birth, without parental consent or medical protections, at tax-payer expense.

Attendees will learn how to:
• Launch a campaign
• Craft a persuasive message
• Communicate with moderates and liberals
• Impact ballot access

This workshop is not an apologetics course on pro-life politics. The content will cover political organizing, not which policy a state should enact.

Another Morton saying is, "You owe it to your philosophy to learn how to win." Roe is dead, but the fight has just begun. Join us to learn how to win for life in the dining room, board room, and voting booth.


Saturday, April 1

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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What graduates say

Dan Crenshaw

Dan Crenshaw

U.S. Representative (TX-02)

"The Leadership Institute made it possible for me to learn how to run a campaign, how to craft my message, how to speak effectively in public, and how to handle the media.

Above all, I learned how to win.

Today, I stand in a long line of conservative leaders who owe a debt of gratitude to Morton Blackwell and to the Leadership Institute.


Melanie Grammar

Melanie Grammar

“This is the best training I have ever gone to (political or professional) over all the years I have been involved. People need to understand what a big deal this is." -

Melanie Grammar, Fannin County Chairwoman, Rockwell County Campaign School

Ryan Rhodes

Ryan Rhodes

Founder, Iowa Tea Party

"I can't forget who gave me the tools. Keep up the great work at LI. We can't save our country without the Leadership Institute!"