JANET FOLGER PORTER
President and Founder of Faith2Action
Janet (Folger) Porter is the President and Founder of Faith2Action - created to WIN the cultural war by working TOGETHER with the most effective organizations on the side of faith and family.
She hosts a LIVE daily radio program, Faith2Action with Janet Porter, (from 2-3 p.m. EST) currently in about 200 markets. She also has a 60-second daily commentary that has been on the air for five years and is currently heard on about 300 stations. The talk/action show and commentaries can also be heard anywhere on the Faith2Action website at F2A.ORG. She became Janet Porter on September 13, 2008 when she married David Porter.
Before she started Faith2Action in 2003, Janet served as the National Director for the Center for Reclaiming America, founded by Dr. D. James Kennedy [from 1997-2002] where she launched an online effort that resulted in one of the largest pro-family grassroots armies in the nation-more than 500,000 strong .
Before that, Janet served for nine years as Legislative Director of Ohio Right to Life where she successfully lobbied for passage of the nation's first and partial-birth abortion ban, which sparked the national debate in Congress and throughout the country. She also secured passage of the Woman's Right to Know Law, Parental Consent, Fetal Homicide, Clinic Regulations, Adoption reform, as well as removing all state funding of abortion.
Janet has appeared on NBC's Today Show, ABC's Evening News, 20/20, and Nightline, CBS This Morning, FOX News including The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, The Big Story, Heartland, and Huckabee, MSNBC including Hardball with Chris Mathews, CNN, including Inside Politics and CNN Headline News, and the syndicated Extra among others.
Janet has been profiled in The New York Times, People magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Miami Herald, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dayton Daily News, Akron Beacon Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, is listed one of the city's 10 most fascinating faces in Miami Metro Magazine and is recognized in Who's Who.
She has debated Planned Parenthood president, Gloria Feldt, National Organization of Women (NOW) president, Kim Gandy, former NOW president, Patricia Ireland, Jack Kevorkian, as well as spokespeople from the ACLU, The Human Rights Campaign, NARAL, GLSEN, and Atheist Organizations.
Janet has also appeared on hundreds of radio programs, including multiple appearances on Focus on the Family, USA Radio Network News, SRN News, Family News In Focus, as well as programs hosted by: Colonel Oliver North, Alan Keyes, Pat Buchanan, Janet Parshall, and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
In 2000, Janet authored the book, True to Life, her life story and dramatic lessons learned in the pro-life movement. Her second book, :30 Seconds to Common Sense, featuring a compilation of her Award-winning radio and TV commentaries, was published in 2001. Janet's newest books are, What's a Girl to Do? While Waiting for Mr. Right (2004), The Criminalization of Christianity (2005), and Truth to Go (2008), that she co-wrote with F2A Communications Director Ross Conley.
Janet has received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Christian Humanitarian Service from the South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. She graduated with honors from Cleveland State University with a Masters degree in Communication.
Janet has spearheaded several high-profile national campaigns:
In September 2007, she was the driving force behind the Values Voter Presidential Debate held at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale featuring seven of the candidates.
In January of 2003, Janet launched the "I am an American" Campaign featuring a 3-D ultrasound picture of an unborn baby's face and a call for action on the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Full page ads ran in newspapers across the country, along with television ads, billboards, church bulletins, and bumper stickers, through National Right to Life's network and 35 Faith2Action partnering organizations.
In 2001 & 2002 Janet led the "Shake the Nation back to Life Campaign," which coordinated with more than 20 pro-life groups to send the message "loud and clear" about the need for pro-life judges to the U.S. Senate-to be accompanied with more than 45,000 baby rattles. Folger wrote and was the Executive Producer of the television commercials for this campaign that ran nationally and won the "Silver Angel Award" for excellence in Media.
In 2000, Janet spearheaded the "Second Thoughts About Abortion" campaign to raise awareness of the life-altering consequences of abortion. The campaign featured a powerful, award-winning television c ommercial that aired in Philadelphia and Los Angeles during the weeks of the Republican and Democratic political conventions. It was joined by a dozen national organizations.
In 1999, after the shootings at Columbine, she launched the "Yes, I Believe in God" campaign designed to equip and empower students across the nation to boldly proclaim their faith in Jesus Christ. More than 10,000 "Yes, I Believe in God Kits" went to high school leaders across the country-complete with resources from the Alliance Defense Fund, American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), and Liberty Counsel for students whose First Amendment rights were being violated. During this campaign, she co-authored, with Christian recording artist Rebecca St. James, the "Yes, I Believe in God" song that climbed to number 2 on the Christian Adult Contemporary Music Chart.
In 1998, Janet coordinated the "Truth In Love" campaign that carried the message of hope for change to those struggling with homosexuality in full-page ads and television commercials across the country. This unified effort was the first of it's kind and it's unprecedented success set the stage for the campaigns that followed, and ultimately, the foundation of Faith2Action.
From June 1998 to December 2000, Janet hosted "Reclaiming America with Janet Folger," a daily 60-second commentary on issues affecting Christians. It aired on more than 500 radio and TV stations and received the National Religious Broadcaster's "Genesis Award," as well as the Excellence In Media "Silver Angel Award.
"Light Wins" reveals the frightening trend not to simply ignore Christian believers, but to rid society of us altogether. This ground breaking, eye opening film will awaken viewers to the fact that being a spectator is no longer an option. One will be part of the solution or part of the problem, and I hope this riveting documentary will cause believers to take notice."
-Gov. Mike Huckabee
Janet 'Porter Folger' was exceptional! I had seen her a couple times before and have always loved her, but she was even better that night. She is one of my favorites. Everyone was raving about her!"
-Karen Reynoso, CHOICES Women's Resource Center
"Put down the white flag and pick up Light Wins--the first step to taking back our freedoms."
-General Jerry Boykin, Family Research Council
"Janet Folger is a true leader in the battle for life. She will leave you with renewed confidence and courage to continue the fight."
-Former U.S. Congressman Henry Hyde
"Janet's public speaking abilities coupled with her personal integrity and her sheer enthusiasm make her a great spokesperson. She is a real inspiration!"
-John Kasich, FOX News host and former chairman of the U.S. House Budget Committee