Female? Young? Pro-Life? Young Life Activist/Musician Needs You for His New Video!

East Carolina University junior Zach Campbell, who is unabashedly pro-life, has written a song about why he admires pro-life (and conservative) women.

For those of you unfamiliar with his work, Campbell won 2nd place in Live Action/Students for Life of America’s “Tell Congress” YouTube video contest last year. Here’s more about the contest:

The contest was designed to support the Pence Amendment, which the House of Representatives approved, but which the U.S. Senate defeated — although both chambers of Congress are still debating how to solve the federal budget issue and whether Planned Parenthood will receive federal funds.

After receiving dozens of videos from youth across the country explaining why Congress should de-fund Planned Parenthood, Live Action and Students for Life of America announced today the winners of their “Tell Congress” YouTube Video Contest. The contest was open to all high-school and college-age youth between 14 and 25 and contestants were urged to use creativity in addressing Congress and explaining why they should de-fund Planned Parenthood.

Here is the winning video:

Now, Zach is calling on pro-life females to help him with his latest video project.  Here’s more about it:

So I’m making a music video for my new pro-life song, and if you’re pro-life and a girl, I want YOU to be in it! Just send me a 5 sec long clip of you with a pro-life sign, lip-syncing the words, or something else creative, and I’ll put you in it after I’ve received all the videos. Thanks!

To learn how to get involved, watch the video to find out more:

 

Pray for Bella Santorum

This past evening, the Santorum campaign released an official statement regarding Bella Santorum’s health.

Pro-life blogger and Santorum supporter Lisa Graas wrote about the development here:

Hogan Gidley, National Communications Director, said: “Rick and his wife Karen are admitting their daughter Bella to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia this evening. The campaign will cancel Rick’s upcoming Sunday morning Florida campaign schedule. However, Rick intends to return to Florida and resume the campaign schedule as soon as is possible”

Bella Santorum, 3, suffers from trisomy and was not expected to live past her first birthday. Miraculously, she is alive today.

She is in the hospital tonight. As a result, Santorum cancelled campaign events in Florida and flew to Pennsylvania to be by her side. What a noble and virtuous thing to do. He is a great example for men to follow; I hope more young men aspire to be great fathers and husbands like him.

Please put aside your candidate preferences tonight and extend prayers for Isabella Santorum.

Earlier in the campaign season, Rick Santorum released this video about the importance of family and love for his daughter.

If you’re like me, you were brought to tears by this video. It is so touching and powerful. It goes to show that every child is a precious gift. It is amazing how beautiful the gift of life is.

Please have the Bella and the Santorum family in your thoughts and prayers tonight.

Herman Cain Enthusiastically Endorses Newt Gingrich for President

This past evening, former presidential candidate and fellow Georgian Herman Cain endorsed Newt Gingrich for president.

A short while ago, Cain endorsed “We the People” and had a publicity stint with comedian Stephen Colbert.

Here’s the official Cain endorsement:

Students for Life of America Unveils Powerful New Video: “Turn the Tide 2012″

Via TurntheTide2012.com

January 22, 2012 marks the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, some of the most controversial and equally anti-life court cases to ever be decided in the Supreme Court.

To counter this, pro-life activists have held a “March for Life” event each year to bring awareness to the importance of safe-guarding life for future generations. Each year, the event draws thousands of people from all across America – especially young people.

In 2011, the pro-life movement made great strides against the abortion industry. TurntheTide2012.com lists the following accomplishments:

  • Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider was exposed as not only partners in sex crimes covering up statutory rape but also human trafficking.
  • The U.S. House of Representatives, for the first time in its history, voted to federally defund Planned Parenthood and launched a formal investigation of its business practices.
  • Nearly 30 abortion facilities shut down adding to the 1513 that have been shut down since 1991.
  • Poll after poll revealed that this generation of young people, unlike previous generations of young people, is pro-life.
  • The Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood’s research arm, reported that states enacted a record number of pro-life laws, 92 laws in 24 states, more than triple than the 23 enacted in 2010.

Watch the video below:

Check out TurnTheTide2012.com for more information and get your free download of the correspondent battle plan.

Watch out, Jon Stewart: Washington Fancy takes political satire to great heights

Read my latest at The Washington Times Communities

SAN DIEGO, January 11, 2011 — ”Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.” – Will Rogers

It is undeniable that Americans have ambivalent feelings about politics. Most are disillusioned by the nation’s current state of affairs, so they refrain from it altogether. Others are inclined to be involved citizens and eager participants in the electoral process.

Who could deny these mixed feelings? With the endless scandals, backroom deals, and overall divisive nature inset in politics, Americans have grown wary of their elected officials and their government.

However, it can be argued that satire ameliorates one’s outlook on the political process.

Liberal comedians like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert poke fun at Republicans and entertain young people; conservative commentators like Fox News’ Stephen Crowder and Greg Gutfeld deliver humor from a spicy, yet unconventional, right edge.

The Onion, another popular outlet, is one of the foremost satiric publications in the United States. With its endless jabs at politicians and spoofs of current events, this publication resonates well among many people.

Nevertheless, all these established outlets are being challenged by an increasingly popular website: The Washington Fancy.

With humorous and equally provocative articles like “Hillary Clinton Named New Victoria’s Secret Angel,” “Man Takes Viagra, Wears Sweat Pants,” and “Vladimir Putin Embarks on Shirtless Tour of US,” Washington Fancy has garnered a lot of attention.

With a tagline like “Your misleading source for politics,” the website pundits will surely turn heads.

Since its inception in June 2011, the website has received thousands of views. It is, without a doubt, an up-and-coming publication.

The Washington Fancy is the brainchild of college juniors Noah Miller and Alex Zafran, college students that are close friends and share an affinity for politics. What is even more noteworthy is that both see political satire as a unifier, not divider, in this country.

Zafran, a junior at the George Washington University, remarks, “Since high school, Noah and I have been involved in politics, contributing to every facet from student leadership to research to online blogs and even campaigning. But instead of lamenting the state of American politics, Noah and I realized the best solution would simply be to laugh.”

The Fancy Editor-in-Chief also notes that political satire gauges and equally entertains readers.

“Whereas actual reportage of political affairs will often leave readers with a greater sense of disappointment in the system, our articles turn the status quo on its head and leave readers to laugh off their resentment. Most of all, the greatest part of TWF reportage is that we never – and I legitimately mean never – run out of material,” Zafran adds.

Fellow co-founder Noah Miller, who serves as Fancy’sDirector of Operations, is confident that their articles will encourage political discourse. He also notes the importance of attracting young people to the site—a component essential to Fancy’s success.

“We have seen how Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report, and others have been able to encourage political awareness and get young people more engaged in the political process. We hope to do the same and I believe we have achieved success in that aspect and will continue to as we grow,” says Miller, a junior at the University of Central Florida.

Fancy prides itself in catering to all political viewpoints, whether Republican, Democrat, conservative, liberal, moderate, or independent. Political satire, the founders believe, transcends political parties and ideologies.

Zafran and Miller enlisted the help of friends like Kevin Reagan—a Fancyeditor and assistant editor of TheCollegeConservative—to assemble a unique group of writers and editors from across the political spectrum. Diverse opinions are commonplace to the Washington Fancy, as contributors range from Obama supporters to staunch conservative activists.

Reagan, a junior at the George Washington University, attributes Fancy’s appeal to its unique readership—which consists of both political and apolitical individuals.

“One of the goals is to pique the interest of the otherwise apathetic. Both those who love politics and hate politics can appreciate the Fancy,” he says.

Reagan adds, “Obviously, our articles aren’t meant to be taken seriously, but if they encourage more people to take part in the process and take that seriously, then that’s a good thing.”

Leading up to Election Day, Washington Fancy promises to supplement commentary with a new segment entitled “Originals,” a forthcoming component that will provide an in-depth (and satiric) look into politics. Content will range from interviews with D.C. locals to unconventional reporting.

To learn more about Washington Fancy, check out their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter.

Pro-Life Ads Surface at UCSD

Today, I learned about a pro-life billboard campaign on my respective campus.

Library Walk – which plays host to student activities at UCSD – boasts two of these ads: one near Geisel Library, the other adjacent to Center Hall.

40 Million and Counting is the group behind this effort. Below is their mission statement:

Our mission statement at 40 Million and Counting is to educate the public about abortion through marketing and advertising that will create a lasting impact and from there direct those in need to people that can help.

40 Million and Counting will show the truth about abortion to our audience through love, and not hate, understanding and not judgment, and to provide solutions and not condemnation.

The group recently unveiled a third billboard on campus. Details are elaborated below:

12/2011 – FMAC signs contract for 10 outdoor ads to go up all over the UCSD campus in San Diego, CA! These ads are going up on January 2nd in front of the bookstore, dorms, cafeterias, etc. The estimated impact is over 1 million impressions each month. Thank you to our donors for helping make this happen! If you would like to make a tax deductible donation to FMAC so that we can continue to advertise on the UCSD campus please make your check payable to: 40 Million and Counting and send to 46-E Peninsula Center Dr. #382, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274. Thank you!

It is encouraging to see these ads circulate on campus. As Americans become more pro-life, it is expected that the youth will follow suit.

 

Stand for Greater Choice in Education: National School Choice Week – January 22-28, 2012

This January marks the 2nd Annual National School Choice Week. Organizations, educators, activists, politicians, and parents are coming together to stand up for better education. This week-long event will take place from January 22-28, 2012.

Given the corrupt nature of teachers unions and the lack of attention allotted to student needs in schools, it is imperative to encourage more school choice legislation and programs all across the nation.

Below is a promo ad for the event.

Here is more information from NSCW’s Andrew Campanella :

Here are three things you can do right now to help make National School Choice Week 2012 a huge success:

  1. Find an event near you to attend or support. Check our events listing daily – new events are being posted all the time.
  2. Better yet, plan your own event! We have all types of resources on our website to help you get started including free documentaries to host a screening and discussion as well as an Event-in-a-Box to help brand your event.
  3. Spread the word about National School Choice Week to your family, friends co-workers and neighbors by forwarding this email or writing your own and sharing a link to our website: www.SchoolChoiceWeek.com.

I am one of approximately 30 student bloggers for National School Choice Week. You can find some of my pieces on their blog:

September 2011: Missing link. Will recover.

October 2011: “Dr. Ben Chavis Boasts Unorthadox Leadership that Delivers Education Results”

November 2011:  “Milton Friedman and School Choice: Limited Government Principles Foster Quality Education

To learn how to get involved, visit their website and find an event near you.

San Diego City Beat Announces ‘Watch List’, Lists Me as Person to Look Out for in 2012

This morning, someone sent me news about San Diego City Beat’s “Watch List.” Apparently, I am one of 19 people to look out for in San Diego this year. Below is a caricature the resident sketch artist drew of me.

Here is the  blurb they wrote describing my efforts:

Gabriella Hoffman: If county Republican boss Tony Krvaric had been born with double-X chromosomes, he’d be UCSD senior Hoffman. Already, this socialist-bashing young conservative brought David Horowitz to campus, organized a national event to celebrate a Glenn Beck TV special and has begun blogging for, like, a hundred different local and national right-wing websites. This year, Hoffman will be released into the real world, where she will no doubt become the next Ann Coulter.

Military hero, and congressional candidate Nick Popaditch also made the list, along with several liberal activists. Interestingly enough, I am the youngest person profiled.

It is an honor to be recognized for my efforts. Let’s hope they don’t go KGB on me…