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July 6, 2019 by iowa | No Comments


We encourage you to put Wednesday, July 24th on your calendar!  This is the date of our annual Des Moines Area House Party.  You won’t want to miss it!  Come and enjoy the delicious refreshments, the political networking, and the inspirational and motivational speakers.  You will be treated to a lovely atmosphere on the shores of Maffitt Lake.

We are thrilled and blessed to announce that Martin Cannon, a highly distinguished attorney and pro-life advocate, has committed to speaking.

Martin Cannon is one of several Senior Litigation Counsel at Thomas More Society. In his 30 year career in state and federal courts, he has emphasized pro-life litigation and legislation and the continuous defense of sidewalk counselors. He has defended over 40 cases on behalf of sidewalk counselors brought at the behest of Nebraska’s late term abortionist Leroy Carhart and, with fellow Thomas More attorney Matthew Heffron, obtained the jury acquittal of Fr. Norman Weslin on federal FACE charges arising out of events at the Carhart clinic.

Since joining Thomas More Society, Mr. Cannon has tried cases with a winning record in Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Alabama and New York. He has resolved other cases in favor of sidewalk counselors without trial in those and many other states. On behalf of 10 Thomas More Society clients, he was lead counsel in defeating Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Federal Court effort to shut down the activities of sidewalk counselors around one of the country’s biggest abortion clinics.

Mr. Cannon has actively assisted state legislators in drafting and passing pro-life legislation, and recently represented Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and the people of Iowa in defense of Iowa’s Heartbeat Law.

In addition, we will be blessed to have at least one individual from the national Faith & Freedom Coalition here, to share with us the exciting 2020 political plan for Iowa.  We will also have a number of elected officials in attendance.

Come for a fun-filled evening.  Your attendance and participation will allow IFFC to raise the necessary resources for the most important election cycle ever.  See you on July 24th!!

Here are the details:

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Home of Gary & Shelley Pitts – 34454 Edgewater Circle


Go South on I-35.  Get off at Exit 68 (DSM Airport Exit)

Get off immediately at next exit which is Exit 102 (Walnut Woods exit)

Turn right at this exit, and immediately right again at the T intersection (Maffitt Lake Road)

Continue 3 miles west on Maffitt Lake Road to Greenbrier entrance on your left.

Turn in here, & turn right on Meadow Lane.

Continue past first stop sign on Meadow Lane to Edgewater Circle.

Their home is on the lakeside.

Contribution Requested

Please R.S.V.P. to (515) 225-1515,  events@ffciowa.com, or

Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition – 939 Office Park Rd, Suite 115, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Light Refreshments will be served – Business Casual Attire.





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