|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2016
|CONTACT: Ryan Hughes
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
Annual Event on National Mall Moving Ahead as Scheduled
|Washington, D.C. — The March for Life Education & Defense Fund announced today that the 43rd annual event is scheduled as planned. The March has gone on through rain, snow, sub-freezing temperatures and more as the solemn day of the anniversary of Roe vs.Wade and will do so again tomorrow. While weather reports indicate a major snow storm barring down on the nation’s capital late in the afternoon, the event starting on the national mall at noon Friday will not be cancelled.
“Tens of thousands of people from across the country have traveled to Washington for this massive event and we ask participants to use their best judgement as to whether they should come in person or watch on TV,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life. “We are very concerned for people’s safety and want everyone to be cautious. However, the pro-life community is also concerned for the safety and well-being of the innocent, unborn in the womb. This movement to end abortion in this country is bigger than us and it is bigger than a weather event. This is a cause that is worth our best efforts and dedication, despite difficult circumstances.”
This year’s March for Life Rally on Capitol Hill will begin at 12:00 noon on January 22 near the Washington Monumen and will feature a diverse line-up of speakers including leaders in business, government, athletics and the arts. Featured speakers including businesswoman Carly Fiorina, former Baltimore Raven and Super Bowl Champion Matt Birk, and US Senator Joni Ernst, among many others.
The March Rally at noon at 14th and Constitution Avenue, and through social media using the hashtag #WhyWeMarch.” EWTN Global Catholic Television Network will be broadcasting live and providing full coverage of the March, which can be streamed online for any who cannot attend.
The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.
|Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education & Defense Fund is available for commentary. This year’s march will be open to the press, and radio shows hoping to participate should RSVP by contacting Ryan Hughes at RHughes@SBPublicAffairs.com or (703) 739-5920.