Marjorie Dannenfelser is the president and an original organizer of Susan B. Anthony List. Under her leadership, SBA List has grown to more than 465,000 members nationwide.
In 1992, Dannenfelser, who had worked for Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, founded the Susan B. Anthony List out of her living room with the goal of increasing the number of pro-life women in federal and statewide office.
The organization has come a long way thanks to Marjorie’s lobbying experience and political strategy expertise. She hired the right talent early on, and with that team, was able to devise strategy and raise the funds necessary to the organization’s growth, which has been exponential especially since 2010.
Susan B. Anthony List and its connected super PAC, Women Speak Out, spent more than $18 million in the 2016 election cycle, knocking on more than 1.1 million doors in battleground states to defeat Hillary Clinton and maintain a pro-life Senate. All told, since its founding, Susan B. Anthony List has helped elect more than 105 candidates to the U.S. House of Representatives, 20 to the U.S. Senate, and 19 to other statewide offices across the country.
Marjorie is a convert to the pro-life cause. She once described herself as vehemently pro-choice. Her conversion and subsequent leadership in American politics has been profiled by The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Hill, The New Yorker, The Telegraph, and other outlets. A recent article entitled “The Courting of Pro-life Leaders” in The Weekly Standard hailed Marjorie’s influence in the 2016 campaign, calling her “the key player” in securing unprecedented pro-life commitments from then-nominee Donald Trump and described the Susan B. Anthony List’s historic ground effort. Marjorie has been named one of The Washington Examiner’s top ten “Political Women on the Move,” one of Newsmax’s top 25 Most Influential Republican Women, and one of Newsweek’s top ten “Leaders of the Christian Right.” She and her husband Marty have five children and live in Arlington, Virginia.