PRESS RELEASE: January 26th, 2017
Pence to make historic appearance as the first Vice President to address the March for Life
Washington, D.C. – The March for Life announced today that Vice President Mike Pence will be the first Vice President or President in history to speak at the March for Life, the world’s largest annual pro-life demonstration, in Washington, D.C. on January 27th, 2017.
Pence will join other prominent pro-life figures, including top-ranking White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson, former Planned Parenthood Director and founder of ‘And Then There Were None’ Abby Johnson, Mexican Telenovela star Karyme Lozano, author and radio host Eric Metaxas, and Bishop Vincent Matthews of the Church of God in Christ, who advocates for adoption in the African-American community, at the March for Life rally on the National Mall on January 27th, 2017.
“We are very pleased to welcome Vice President Mike Pence to speak at this year’s March for Life. His appearance marks a historic moment for the pro-life movement as Vice President Pence will be the first Vice President or President to speak at the March for Life,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life.
“Vice President Pence has been a friend and champion of the pro-life cause his entire career. Pro-life leaders, activists, volunteers and marchers will be thrilled to hear from Vice President Pence and are bound to leave the March for Life even more energized than when they came,” Mancini noted. “Our theme this year is the “Power of One,” highlighting how every individual has the ability to make a difference in the cause of life. As a former Member of Congress, Governor and now Vice President, Mr. Pence has demonstrated throughout his entire career how one person can, indeed, make a difference in the ultimate human right — the right to life.”
Tens of thousands of Americans are set to travel from across the nation to D.C. for this year’s March for Life, which seeks to promote the dignity of every human life and to stand against the greatest human rights violation of our time – abortion-on-demand.
The 44th Annual March for Life
January 27th, 2017
MFL Rally – starts at 11:45am ET
March for Life – starts around 1:00 pm ET (directly after the Rally concludes)
The March for Life and the Rally will begin on the grounds of the National Mall and the MFL will end in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Confirmed Speakers include:
- Mike Pence, Vice President.
- Kellyanne Conway, Senior Counselor to President Trump.
- Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)
- Rep. Mia Love (R-UT)
- Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)
- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York City.
- Benjamin Watson, Tight End for the Baltimore Ravens.
- Abby Johnson, Former Planned Parenthood Director and founder of “And Then There Were None”.
- Karyme Lozano, Mexican telenovela star.
- Eric Metaxas, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and host of The Eric Metaxas Show.
- Bishop Vincent Mathews Jr., President at Church of God In Christ World Missions.
Events Preceding the March: January 26th, 2017 at the Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20001
MFL Conference, 9:00AM – 12:00PM ET. Speakers include Syliva Slifko (ICU Mobile), Amy Ford (Embrace Grace), Callie Jett (Talk About Adoption), Dr. Jeff Pauls (Vitae Foundation)
MFL Youth Rally, 2:00PM – 4:00PM ET. Speakers include Ryan Scott Bomberger (The Radiance Foundation), Jeanne Mancini (March for Life), Bryan Kemper (Stand True Pro-Life Outreach), Jess Barfield (Stand for Life Movement), Lauren Merz (Live Action), Amanda Lord (Students for Life of America)
MFL Expo, 9:00AM – 8:00PM ET. Featuring over seventy-five exhibitors
cont’d 8:00AM – 10:30AM and 4:00PM – 7:00PM ET on January 27th
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