Former Vice President Mike Pence has started a new advocacy group called Advancing American Freedom that will focus on "traditional Conservative values" and "the successful policies of the Trump Administration."
"Conservatives will not stand idly by as the radical Left and the new administration attempt to threaten America's standing as the greatest Nation in the world with their destructive policies," Pence said last week.
The group will raise awareness and lobby for conservative policy solutions such as religious liberty and the rights of children in the womb.
Those serving on the group's advisory board include former U.S. Sens. Rick Santorum (R-PA) and Jim DeMint (R-SC), former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas megachurch Pastor Robert Jeffress, former Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, former Heritage Foundation President Kay James, and Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.
Dannenfelser said the creation the group was important "at this moment" in American politics, especially for the pro-life movement.
"For [Pence] to lead at this moment is particularly important, and it is a watershed because of the complete transformation of the federal judiciary," she said. "All of those bills will require articulation, they require advocacy, and then the people who are the governors, who are signing those bills, the legislators that are advancing those bills, the people running for Congress later need an advocate that has a high profile, articulate advocate like Mike Pence."