Road to the 7th Congressional District Babbage For Congress

Why I'm Running

May 2019

Why I'm Running

My name is Lisa Noel Babbage and I am going to ask each one of you to think back to a specific
moment in time. For some, you will draw on memories from more than two years ago. For
others, the memory lane will be much shorter. I am speaking of the moment you realized that
President Donald J. Trump was the right man for the job of the presidency. That election was
nothing short of miraculous: miraculous because the establishment was challenged, common
sense leadership was presented, and the candidate that became president broke the status quo
in politics.

I am that kind of candidate. That is why I am choosing to run for the 7th Congressional District in

No Republican candidate will tell you they are going to stray away from the Republican platform:
a platform of conservative values, a stand for religious freedom, a freedom to bear arms, and of
course, a stand for life. But I submit to you that there is a difference between candidates who
run on a Republican platform and a leader who fights for those same conservative principles.

Let’s face it. As voters, we cast a ballot for the person we like the best out of a pack of people
who “say” they will do this or that. So I want to tell you not about my many professional or
personal accomplishments, instead I want to prove to you that I am the only candidate in the
Seventh District of Georgia that is able to fight for conservative principles even in the face of
liberals like Nancy Pelosi.

My grandfather came to America through legal immigration as a pastor who wanted to fight for
the rights of African-Americans with Dr. King. My parents both wear a scar on their foreheads
from dangerous encounters with angry bigots they received when they integrated Lake
Allatoona, the Cathedral of St. Philip, and other Georgia landmarks. In an Atlanta housing
project in the shadow of the State Capitol where I grew up, I was taught to fight for racial
equality based on a principle of self determination and accountability. In our community, we
were the only Republicans among hundreds of families. I understand what it means to face
overwhelming odds to fight for conservative values because for me, it is a family principle.

When I became pregnant my freshman year of college, I faced the opportunity to defend my
stand for life. Even though I began volunteering in the pro-life movement when I was 17, it
wasn’t until I experienced an unplanned pregnancy myself that I truly tested my resolve in
standing up for the most vulnerable in our community. Since then, I have written books, blogs,
developed and presented talks on Pro Life, an issue I am completely committed to.

When it comes to our national sovereignty, I am un-apologetically in support of securing our
borders. I grew up in American poverty and I know what it is like to have people invading your
home for economic gain. While my heart goes out to the thousands across the globe who
struggle economically in their home countries, never would I sacrifice the safety of millions of
American citizens of every ethnicity who call this nation home. I will support the President and
will vote to build a wall to secure our southern border.

National security also means keeping its citizens armed. Our service men and women work
tirelessly to protect our nation from foreign invasion and domestic terrorism. The right to bear
arms protects American citizens from all other threats. Legal gun ownership is an American
principle and I support our second amendment.

Since President Trump introduced the urban revitalization initiative of using tax incentives to
drive investiture back into our impoverished communities, I have worked tirelessly to inform
citizens, develop partnerships, and strengthen Georgia. I am committed to continue to work for
all of the 7th district from Norcross to Forsyth and every town in between.

I moved to Gwinnett County in the late 1990’s after divorce and began raising my children in the
community where I still live as a single mother, and now, grandmother. While I put myself
through school by working two jobs and attending college part time for nearly twenty years, I
never strayed from the American ideology of small government, reduced spending, and
personal accountability. Eventually, I became a teacher and have worked in education for two
decades. Unlike many who have sought this same office, I know what it is like to piece ends
together to make them meet while still fighting for our nation.

Those in our community living paycheck to paycheck have a struggle that has become
common casualties in our country - legislators have to take part in reducing American poverty
through strategic government like opportunity zones tax initiatives that drive public funds into
impoverished communities. Welfare is not a paycheck nor is not a permanent solution to our
urban economic crisis. Yet socialist dogma would have us believe a hand out is the only way to
help America’s middle class and struggling citizens. But I know that the hard working people in
the 7th district just want an opportunity to work and raise their children, take a vacation and
have the life America advertises to the rest of the world without worrying that a medical bill or
stock market swing will wipe out their life savings.

I am a God-fearing woman, actively involved in my faith community, Free Chapel. My pastor,
Jentezen Franklin, serves on President Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board. We stand for Israel
and the protection of the Jewish State. As a child, we attended services at the synagogue and I
still do - the roots of my faith are steeped in an irrevocable partnership with Israel.

As an author, teacher, doctoral student, mentor, mother, leader, and as a member of the
Gwinnett County Republican Party I will continue to fight for the needs of 7th district every single
day. This is my country, this is my county, and this is my district - and we must keep it RED. I
am the only candidate that has a chance against the Democrats who will flood our district with
rhetoric that is damaging to our nation. We saw how close the last election came and we cannot
allow ourselves to end up there again.

A vote for me is a vote for Freedom. My name is Lisa Noel Babbage and I am the next
representative from Georgia’s 7th.

Lisa Noël Babbage

Lisa Noel Babbage is a author, teacher, and patriot who is dedicated to rebuilding communities through philanthropy and activism.

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