I’ve often written about statesmanship and my hopes for how it can transform Georgia. I believe so strongly that statesmanship can change our state because I’ve seen firsthand what a statesman – a real, authentic, do-the-right-thing-no-matter-what statesman – can achieve. I’ve seen it because I’ve seen Representative Ed Setzler in action.

That’s why I am humbled to make Ed Setzler our first endorsement of this pivotal 2020 election cycle.

My friend Ed Setzler is more than a legislator. He’s a student – eager to learn and craving more information on subject matters that impact Georgians. He’s a friend – a compassionate and thoughtful colleague to every member of the General Assembly, even those who despise him for his beliefs. He’s a steward – of the people’s trust who shows up early, leaves late, works tirelessly, and serves with integrity. He’s a champion – for the voiceless, for those who are struggling, and for those who cannot afford a lobbyist. And, he’s a leader – someone whose opinion is carefully cultivated, whose words are measured and influential, and who is a force for good who rallies others behind a cause.

Ed Setzler is a statesman of the highest order, and his impact at the Capitol is beyond measure. He fearlessly proclaims what he knows to be right, and he joyfully serves those he represents. Georgia is a better place because of his dedication and leadership, and I look forward to doing all I can to re-elect this champion for every, single Georgian.

But, sadly, we can count on radical ideologues from the California and New York working tirelessly in opposition.

You see, Ed Setzler has struck a nerve with this fringe liberal element because he’s given voice to what common sense has increasingly made apparent to our culture: that all life is precious, all life is valuable, and that those with a heartbeat are alive and worthy of protection.

One of the great honors of my life is spending the last 2 years talking with, planning with, and praying with men like Ed Setzler and Brian Kemp in the fight for the most vulnerable among us. Ed’s commitment to stop the arcane, barbaric, and absurd-on-its-face notion that it is acceptable to kill people whose hearts remain beating simply because they are small has been a source of great inspiration to many throughout Georgia and across the nation. Quite frankly, his articulation of the value of a human being, the manner in which he fought for this most basic civil right, and the humility in which he has conducted himself makes him, in my opinion, this generation’s Wilberforce – a champion who has lit a flame that will never be put out.

As we roll out endorsements throughout this cycle, I won’t be sending them all statewide. But, this is one that, while covering just 1 of 180 House districts, needs to be lifted up in every household of faith across Georgia. Ed has been and will be attacked, maligned, and targeted for his bold stance for LIFE and his career-long commitment to family and freedom. If the pro-family community sits back, raises a glass to Setzler, pats him on the back, and then does nothing to help him in the face of opposition, it will be an appalling witness.

I’m asking you – regardless of where you live – to engage with us in this race. Together, we must pray and fight for a man I’m humbled to call a friend and proud to say is the epitome of a statesman: Representative Ed Setzler.

To Victory,

Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

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Early last summer, we endorsed Brian Kemp in his bid to lead our state – an endorsement made long before polling indicated he would even have much of a chance to earn the nomination. We cited his commitment to our values, his integrity, and his fortitude.

My friends, since enthusiastically offering that endorsement, I have never had an ounce of doubt that Brian Kemp would faithfully fulfill his pro-life campaign promises, and today he did so.

Recognizing that every Georgian has value and is worth protecting, Governor Kemp signed the historic Heartbeat Bill, HB 481. Throughout the process, he provided the leadership necessary to ensure passage and rallied other elected officials behind a pro-life vision for our state.

Your support and urgent engagement in the last election was instrumental in the victories both in the runoff and in the general election. I can say with absolute certainty: had not Georgians elected Brian Kemp; this bill would not be the law in Georgia today!

Today is a great day for Georgia, for our ministry, and for the pro-life movement. But, it is just the beginning. The ACLU and Planned Parenthood will certainly file legal challenges, and they will engage relentlessly in the upcoming election. We must exceed their enthusiasm for death with an unbridled commitment to cherishing life!

I cannot thank you enough for making this day possible. If you stand with us to keep up this fight, I invite you to pray, connect with our ministry, or even donate today.

For Life,

Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

Last week, a series of miraculous events and the strong leadership of Governor Brian Kemp led the “Heartbeat Bill” (HB 481), sponsored by our friend Rep. Ed Setzler, to passage in the House. By making your voice heard, you provided some much-needed encouragement to members who were bombarded by hostile attacks from Planned Parenthood throughout the day.

Now, we need you to do the same in the State Senate.

We are expecting a hearing on the “Heartbeat Bill” on Thursday, and the Senate could be voting on this life-saving bill as early as next week. There will be countless lobbyists and angry citizens aiming to convince your senator to do the wrong thing between now and then. Make sure your senator knows where you, their voter, stands and what you expect of them.

Please call AND email your senator TODAY!

In order to find the contact information for your State Senator, go to our Action Center and enter your zip code or address as prompted.

While you will initially see contact info for our federal delegation presented, you can then click on the Georgia tab to view your state officials’ emails and phone numbers.

Sincerely,

Cole Muzio

President and Executive Director

It is my privilege to announce the Family Policy Alliance of Georgia endorsement of Representative Ed Setzler in his campaign for re-election to the State House.

Our Georgia House of Representatives has many fine leaders as members, but Ed Setzler is one who stands out. He is not only one of the most impactful pro-family leaders in Georgia; he is one of the foremost champions nationally.

Each of us have people in our lives we are truly honored to know. Ed Setzler is one of those people. His faithfulness to our God, intelligence and grasp of policy, and commitment to genuine servant-leadership is unique and a blessing to all who encounter him.

As a legislator, Ed exhibits the qualities of a true statesman. He is unwavering on conservative principles, winsome in his delivery and ability to foster relationships, and impactful in his leadership. His ability to articulate our principles in a positive way is unmatched, and he is universally respected. As the Chairman of the Science and Technology Committee, he has cultivated a key leadership position that allows him greater impact for Georgia and for his district. It is essential that we keep Ed Setzler in the State House.

Now, as we all know, the radical Left is doing everything it can to set up shop in Georgia. Organizations like Planned Parenthood and leftists from San Francisco have repeatedly poured big money into our state to elect leaders hostile to our values. Because of his stellar conservative record, Ed, like others in Cobb County, has become a target.

To forge a Georgia where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished, we need Ed Setzler in the State House. He is a cornerstone of the conservative movement here- someone who recruits other leaders, has established trust, and makes a difference. His impact cannot be overstated.

I am genuinely honored to know and call Ed Setzler a friend. Ed and others like him are a great source of hope and inspiration for me, and I look forward to more years partnering with him in the fight for families. To enjoy that privilege, however, I am committed to doing all I can in his re-election fight, and I hope you will join me in doing the same.

Standing with Ed Setzler,

Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

 

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