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Heather Weininger, Executive Director of Wisconsin Right to Life
Prior to joining Wisconsin Right to Life, Heather worked on Capitol Hill for then-Congressman Mark Green. She also worked on the Bush-Cheney ’04 re-election campaign, President George W. Bush's Inaugural Committee, served as the Finance Director to a Congressional Campaign, and assisted with state-wide candidates and state legislative campaigns. Her background also includes training candidates to run for local, state-wide and national offices. Heather and her husband, Chad, have also owned several small businesses.
During Heather’s time on Capitol Hill she handled right-to-life issues while the pro-life movement was working on the passage of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban in Congress.
Heather and her husband are members of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Parish in Green Bay.
Before having a family of their own, Heather was involved with the ASTRA club as a mentor in Green Bay.
Heather began her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and earned her BA in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She is married to Chad, and they have three daughters.
Accomplishments of WRTL under Heather’s Leadership:
2016 – Passage of two laws to redirect approximately $8 million in taxpayer funds away from Planned Parenthood
2015 – Passage of a complete re-write of Wisconsin's long unconstitutional campaign finance law which placed burdens on free speech. The new law heavily relied on Wisconsin Right to Life's past court victories to ensure there would no longer be burdens to free speech, regardless of one's political preferences.
2015 – Passage of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to protect pain-capable unborn babies from abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization and beyond.
Chelsea (Shields) Duffy, Legislative/PAC Director of Wisconsin Right to Life
Chelsea Shields is the Legislative/PAC Director for Wisconsin Right to Life. In that capacity, she is responsible for the state and federal legislative programs for Wisconsin Right to Life and for the election activities of the Wisconsin Right to Life Political Action Committee.
Chelsea began her activism in the right-to-life movement in 2010 as a camper at Wisconsin Right to Life's Teens for Life Leadership Camp. In 2011 she graduated from the National Right to Life Academy, a summer-long pro-life advocacy training seminar, and in 2013 and 2014, served as an academy instructor.
Chelsea holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with an emphasis on Law and Judicial Politics from Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin. She became the Legislative / PAC Director of Wisconsin Right to Life in November 2014.
Chelsea (Shields) Duffy
Legislative / PAC Director
Wisconsin Right to Life
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