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Three Leading Pa. Senate Candidates Sign APP’s Big Family Pledge

April 28, 2022

WASHINGTON — Three of the most prominent Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania — Carla Sands, Dave McCormick, and Mehmet Oz — have signed American Principles Project’s Big Family Pledge, joining dozens of other signers from across the country.

Launched earlier this year by APP, the pledge asks candidates to promise to “actively support legislation, litigation, and other efforts that would”:

  1. Defend girls’ sports by prohibiting biological males from participating, including at the collegiate level;
  2. Protect children from experimental “gender transition” procedures, including irreversible surgeries, chemical castration, and psychiatric neglect;
  3. Let kids be kids and protect them from dangerous and divisive propaganda being taught in schools, such as critical race theory and gender ideology;
  4. Safeguard children from exposure to pornography, obscenity, and indecency.
  5. Protect life from conception to natural death.

To date, 86 candidates representing 25 different states have signed the pledge.

In response, APP President Terry Schilling released the following statement:

“The tide is changing in American politics. As the woke Left has pushed their agenda to ever further extremes, voters are recognizing the severe danger this agenda poses to their families and especially their children. Issues like defending women’s sports, protecting kids from harmful sex change procedures, and removing ideological indoctrination from schools are becoming high priorities that will have a significant influence on the outcome of this year’s midterm elections.

“We launched our Big Family Pledge in February to help families understand which candidates really stand with them. We are grateful for the many leaders since then who have taken this pledge, including now Carla Sands, Dave McCormick, and Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania. We would encourage any candidates who have not yet signed to join them, so that pro-family voters can go to the polls with confidence knowing who they can trust to protect their interests in office.”

To schedule an engagement with American Principles Project, contact Paul Dupont at (o) 202-503-2010 or pdupont@americanprinciplesproject.org.


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