Marjorie Dannenfelser

Marjorie Dannenfelser is the president and an original organizer of the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List). In this role, Marjorie directs the mission of SBA List and serves as its primary spokeswoman. Under her leadership, the organization has grown to more than 365,000 members nationwide.

Since its founding, the organization’s connected political action committee, the nonpartisan Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund, has helped elect 97 pro-life candidates to the U.S. House of Representatives, 13 to the U.S. Senate and 15 to other statewide offices across the country. In the last three years, the SBA List has twice been awarded the prestigious Weyrich Grassroots Organization of the Year.

This year, the SBA List continues to lead the fight to protect unborn children, mothers, and pro-life taxpayers. At the federal level, the SBA List has worked tirelessly with congressional allies to advance the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the U.S. Senate. This monumental legislation, which was passed in the House of Representatives last year, is supported by the majority of Americans, women in higher number than men. With an eye towards 2016, the SBA List worked with U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham to secure endorsements of the pain-capable legislation from likely 2016 GOP presidential candidates including Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Mike Pence, Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz and more.

Through its partner Women Speak Out PAC, this year the SBA List launched the largest ever pro-life grassroots operation of its kind. Women Speak Out PAC has opened 14 field office and hired more than 350 pro-life field representatives to reach voters across North Carolina, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Thus far, the team has knocked on more than 200,000 doors, exposing voters about the incumbents’ support for taxpayer funding of abortion and failure to support the most modest pro-life reforms.

Marjorie appears regularly as a commentator on news shows such as Fox News in addition to appearances on “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” “Fox & Friends,” CNN’s “John King Live,” EWTN’s “The World Over” and CBN. Her list of recent op-ed placements includes FoxNews.comThe Weekly Standard, The Hill, Human Events, The Washington Post, The Washington Examiner, AOL Politics Daily and WORLD Magazine. Marjorie is a regular contributor on RedState and Townhall.com.  She has been interviewed or cited in an array of national print, radio and online outlets, some of which include the Associated Press, Politico, United Press International, MSNBC.com, ABC News, National Public Radio, Focus on the Family, the Janet Mefferd Show, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, American Spectator, Catholic News Agency, Congressional Quarterly, The Hill and Roll Call.  

Marjorie was recently named one of Newsmax’s top 25 Most Influential Republican Women and one of Newsweek’s top ten “Leaders of the Christian Right.”

She serves on the boards of the Alliance Defending Freedom, Constituting Culture Foundation and Chosen Families, a ministry to families who have special needs children. Prior to launching the Susan B. Anthony List, Marjorie served on Capitol Hill as staff director of the Congressional Pro-life Caucus and also worked at the Heritage Foundation. She is originally from North Carolina and is a graduate of Duke University. Marjorie lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband Marty and their five children.