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Gov. Palin's Appearances in Indiana Reflect Her Values and True Persona

Contact: Joy Yearout, Susan B. Anthony List, 703-380-6674
WASHINGTON, April 16 /Christian Newswire/ -- Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is scheduled to speak at the Vanderburgh County Right to Life Banquet in Evansville, Indiana tonight. The appearance is her first major public event since the 2008 campaign.

"For Governor Palin to go to a place like Indiana to advocate for women, unborn children, and those with special needs speaks volumes about who she is and where her heart is," said Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List and Co-Founder of Team Sarah. "This type of decision leaves media, beltway, political, and feminist elites scratching their heads. But spending time at a pro-life banquet and a charity event to support families of children with Down Syndrome is a good choice for her because it's a reflection of not only her values, but her true persona: outside the Washington Beltway, beyond elite insider politics."

"She's just being who she is, and what annoys Washington insiders doubly attracts real Americans. They are hungry for authenticity, and they have found it in her. Governor Palin sees the value, necessity, and joy inherent in every human life, and that quality rises above and beyond political gamesmanship."

The Vanderburgh County Right to Life Banquet is an annual event that draws over 2,000 attendees. This year, another 2,500 attendees will watch a live feed of the event from an adjoining auditorium. Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is the keynote speaker at the event.

On Friday morning, Palin will attend an event for S.M.I.L.E., a charity which supports families of children with Down Syndrome, like Palin's own son Trig, born in May 2008. Earlier this year, Palin recorded a special video message of support for attendees of the 2009 Winter Special Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Team Sarah is a coalition of Americans dedicated to advancing the values that Sarah Palin represents in the political process. Its political networking website, www.teamsarah.org, has grown to over 67,000 activists. Team Sarah is a special project of the Susan B. Anthony List. Co-Founders include Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List, and Jane Abraham, the organization's General Chairman.

The Susan B. Anthony List is a nationwide network of Americans, over 156,000 residing in all 50 states, dedicated to mobilizing, advancing, and representing pro-life women in politics. Its connected Candidate Fund increases the percentage of pro-life women in the political process.