By Jacki Ragan, Director of State Organizational Development
When I went to the NRLC Convention page this morning, it sent a clear reminder: It read, “The NRL Convention begins in 1month, 5 days, 28 minutes.” The time for you to sign up for the Education Event of 2022 is now.
We will gather at the Atlanta Airport Marriott in Atlanta, Georgia, and will begin on Friday, June 24. But we need you to come in on Thursday, June 23 so you can be a part of a special session that will help you be ready if Roe indeed has been overturned . The session will be held from 8 to 10 pm at the Atlanta Airport Marriott at 4711 Best Road. We hope to see you there!
The idea, that Roe v. Wade may no longer be the law of the land is a testimony to the persistence of grassroots pro-life America. Maybe, just maybe, we can pass laws to not only save unborn children, but also provide real help and needed love and support to the mothers of these babies.
The roster of convention speakers is tremendous.
Our Friday morning Prayer Breakfast speaker is Catherine Davis, the Founder and President of The Restoration Project. She often partners with the National Black Prolife Coalition, the Network of Politically Active Christians, and the Frederick Douglas Foundation in an ongoing effort to educate Americans about the issues that are impacting the Black community.
Melissa Ohden headlines our Friday Afternoon General Session. Melissa survived a saline abortion in 1977. In 2012, Melissa founded The Abortion Survivors Network, to help connect and support abortion survivors and to help educate the public about the reality of failed abortions and abortion survivors.
Matt Birk, the Friday Evening General Session, is a Super Bowl champion and a graduate of Harvard University. Matt was the recipient of the 2011 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award for his excellence on and off the field, including his commitment to emphasizing the importance of education through his H.I.K.E. Foundation.
Wesley J. Smith, an award-winning bioethicist, will speak at the Friday Morning General Session. Throughout his career in public advocacy, Wesley has appeared on thousands of television and radio programs. Wesley has testified as an expert witness in front of federal and state legislative committees.
On the Saturday morning General Session attendees will hear insights from Rep. Michelle Fischbach, J.D. Michelle Fischbach is the U.S. Congressional Representative for western Minnesota’s 7th District. She is a trailblazer and proven conservative leader, already making her mark as a member of the House Committees on Agriculture, Judiciary, and Rules.
Dr. George Delgado will headline Saturday afternoon’s General Session. Dr. Delgado pioneered Abortion Pill Reversal. With more than 50% of abortions now being chemically-induced, APR is more important than ever.
Jim Daly, our closing Banquet speaker, is a husband, father, author, and broadcaster. He is the president of Focus on the Family and host of its daily radio broadcast which is heard by more than 5.6 million listeners a week and has been honored as Program of the Year by the National Religious Broadcasters.
The convention officially begins on Friday morning with a 7:30 am Prayer Breakfast and continues Friday featuring 3 General Sessions and 24 workshops. On Saturday, we will host 2 General Sessions, a Closing Banquet, and another 24 workshops.
Take a look at the two-page Convention Ad attached to this post and on pages four and five of the May issue of NRL News for just a hint of some of the amazing speakers we have lined up for you.