By Rai Rojas
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely-recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving.
The idea for Giving Tuesday was first announced in October 2012 as an opportunity for Christmas shoppers to stop and reflect on how donating to non-profit organizations during the holiday season could positively impact the life of others. #GivingTuesday, now in its 7th year, has become a catalyst for consumers to become partners in many life-saving ventures.
And what greater undertaking in which to participate than of truly saving lives. That is why your donation on #GivingTuesday to the National Right to Life Committee is so important.
The National Right to Life Committee is the largest and longest established pro-life organization in America, as the late and great Congressman Henry Hyde famously said, “National Right to Life is the flagship of the pro-life movement.” His sentiment still holds true. NRLC’s dedicated staff works day in and day out, each and every day to ensure that LIFE is at the forefront of every aspect of American life through education, legislation, and electioneering.
The following are but a few examples of National Right to Life’s single-minded commitment to LIFE and why your support on #GivingTuesday is so crucial.
Every year the National Right to Life Committee hosts one of the preeminent pro-life gatherings in the country at the annual NRLC Convention. In the past, NRLC Conventions have featured an all-star lineup of speakers such as Mother Teresa, Ben Shapiro, David Daleiden, Ann McElhinney, Ryan Bomberger, numerous pro-life leaders of Congress and many Governors. NRLC has also been the place to see screenings of movies like Gosnell: The Movie, and the award winning Bella.
The annual National Right to Life Academy is a fun, fast-paced, and intense five-week academic summer course for pro-life college students eager to put their pro-life passion to work and the opportunity to earn three college credits
Few organizations are more sought after to help write, promote, and lobby for pro-life legislation than National Right to Life. We have been a part of almost every successful pro-life effort in Congress and in a majority of state legislatures.
The highly anticipated annual National Right to Life Jane B. Thompson Oratory Contest strives to promote the ability of high school juniors and seniors to share their pro-life views with others. Although speaking ability is important, this contest also seeks to help teens organize and express their pro-life views.
National Right to Life takes the fight for life all over the world. Whether it’s at the United Nations in New York City, the annual meeting of the World Health Assembly in Geneva or Food Summit in Rome, NRLC is there defending the life ethic.
- We are there for you. We are there for LIFE. With your continued support, you and National Right to Life will always have a seat at the table. Give generously on #GivingTuesday.