Yesterday was truly incredible.
The morning started early, as we beat the sun to the Supreme Court to make our presence known at a Planned Parenthood/NARAL rally and held our own “Where’s the Freedom” pro-life youth press conference and rally. We had over 30 TV cameras pointed at us while I laid out our case for why Obamacare should be ruled unconstitutional and why it restricts the freedom of all Americans, born and pre-born. Click here to read my speech.
At the end of our press conference, as a symbolic gesture, our students ripped up pages from the 2,000-page Obamacare bill. It was quite a sight!
From there, clad in our bright purple “Where’s the Freedom” t-shirts, our students marched the halls of Congress educating Members of Congress about Congressman Jeff Fortenberry’s Respect for Rights of Conscience Act (HR 1179), which could overturn the recent HHS Mandate that forces all employers and universities, regardless of religious or personal beliefs, to pay for abortion-causing drugs in employee and student healthcare plans.
In just under an hour and a half, our team of dedicated students was able to visit over 20 targeted Congressional offices, and we heard many staffers tell us how refreshing it was to hear from young, pro-life students.
After we finished lobbying on the Hill, our team spent the afternoon rallying both at the Americans for Prosperity Hands off My Healthcare Rally and at the Supreme Court, amongst a large group of pro-abortion advocates.
I am so proud to say that at one point, thanks to my trusty bullhorn, we had a majority of folks outside the Court chanting, “Hey Hey, Ho Ho Obamacare has Got to Go!”
All of our students felt that today was an overwhelming, positive experience for them, and they are eager to do more lobby days in the future. They asked me to let you know how much they appreciate everyone’s thoughts, prayers and support, which allowed them to get to Washington yesterday.
If you were watching the news last night, I hope you saw or heard us in front of the Supreme Court! We are already hearing and seeing some great coverage from yesterday. In fact, I just watched a clip of myself on NBC News and a picture of me and my bullhorn appeared on the front page of the Washington Post website. We also heard that this photo was seen on the cover of the Wall Street Journal in Europe! Our Assistant Director, Tina Whittington made it on Fox News’s “On The Record” with Greta Van Susteran! The media coverage has been amazing! I wonder if we weren’t out there this morning would there have been a pro-life voice in the media speaking out against ObamaCare?
Thank you again, we wouldn’t of had such an amazing day of getting our message out through the media nor would we of had such an amazing Lobby Day without you and your support.