Get Ready for the March for Life

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Photo Credit: March for Life (Facebook)

Today marks two months until the 41st annual March for Life in Washington, DC. The march will be held on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014, at the National Mall.

It is the premiere pro-life event in the country. Most recently, the event attracted over 500,000 people from all 50 states.

This January, I was able to attend my first march. It was a beautiful and uplifting event. I highly recommend everybody attend it.

If you plan to come, be sure to RSVP here. Hope to see you there!

Ending January Right With Babies, Guns, and Photo Bombs

January is coming to a close, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on some recent happenings.

This past week was certainly eventful. Unfortunately, President Obama was coronated…er, inaugurated again for a second term. He called for communitarianism (basically, more class warfare policies) and made the same rallying cry for more “hope and change.” He still isn’t taking responsibility for adding over $6 trillion dollars in debt in his first term, and he’s overstepping his constitutional duties with respect to guns, immigration, and recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (which SCOTUS just ruled unconstitutional), to name a few. There are too many absurd policies and things to list, but you should grasp how disastrous this administration’s policies are and will continue to be these next four years. Oy vey!

On a more positive note, conservatives had something to celebrate this week. Although January 22, 2013, marked 40 years since that tragic and unfortunate  Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion, over 500,000 Americans-mostly young people-descended to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Friday  to champion life.

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I went down to the National Mall with my co-workers to recruit students to our Campus Leadership Program. This being my first March for Life event, I couldn’t help but feel overjoyed by the sight of hundreds of thousands of fellow  pro-lifers from all walks of life coming together for this important occasion.

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Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss and for being a philanthropist to my alma mater UCSD, had this to say about  life: “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” May we continue to change the culture of death into one that champions life. L’chaim!

Yesterday I exercised my Second Amendment rights with my two good friends Celia Bigelow (think “gun girl” who appeared on the Piers Morgan Show recently) and Ron Meyer at Blue Arsenal Range in Chantilly, VA. The place was packed with many people rightfully scared by this administration’s plans to undermine Second Amendment rights. Americans still regard the right-to-bear arms as an unalienable right, and we’re not going to allow them to undermine it.

It’s undeniable that girls want to have guns. This is me shooting a CZ 75 9mm pistol – a semi-automatic handgun. And yes, shooting is fun – try it!

58270_10151381255032668_621120062_nAnd no end to a great week would be complete without crashing an event and seeing all your blogger/Twitter friends there.

Several of my friends and I ventured to Woodley Park in Washington, D.C., to meet up with some friends in town for the National Review Institute and soon enough, a party was underway at the hotel bar. It was great running into people and seeing good friends like Orit Sklar and Courtney Mattison there. (It was also nice finally meeting  Matthew Vadum, John La Rosa, and Brad Marston.)

One of the highlights from last night? #UnsustainableBarTab and schmoozing. Gotta love being a part of the conservative blogger community.

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Mark Steyn came sat down at our table, so we felt inclined to approach him about taking a picture with us. He obliged and offered this epic pose. Pretty awesome, right?

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…And then a group of us photo-bombed Jonah Goldberg.

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A drunk Dutchman who works for a conservative nonprofit (who shall remain nameless) crushed my Lithuanian amber ring, which kind of sucked. Amber is priceless and he just dismissed it as, “Oh, well, I have a forceful handshake.”

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When I asked him about Lithuania in relation to European politics, he scoffed and said, “Is Lithuania a country?” I answered, “It regained its independence in 1991.” Unlike Palestine, which has yet to be discovered, Lithuania is not a mythical place. I must confess, it was fun outsmarting a European scholar. But I digress…

This great night wouldn’t have been possible without the legendary Robert Stacy McCain (American Spectator/The Other McCain). Thank you for always looking out for us young conservatives and showing us a good time. Thanks, Stacy!

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And most of all, this weekend was made possible because good friends like Matt Vespa and Liz Thatcher. (Huntington gang for life!)

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This week, I’ll be meeting with students up in the frigid Northeast. You’re welcome to follow my musings on Twitter @Gabby_Hoffman. Expect more articles and blog posts in the coming days and weeks.

May you have a wonderful rest of January!

Students for Life of America Unveils Powerful New Video: “Turn the Tide 2012″

Via TurntheTide2012.com

January 22, 2012 marks the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, some of the most controversial and equally anti-life court cases to ever be decided in the Supreme Court.

To counter this, pro-life activists have held a “March for Life” event each year to bring awareness to the importance of safe-guarding life for future generations. Each year, the event draws thousands of people from all across America – especially young people.

In 2011, the pro-life movement made great strides against the abortion industry. TurntheTide2012.com lists the following accomplishments:

  • Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider was exposed as not only partners in sex crimes covering up statutory rape but also human trafficking.
  • The U.S. House of Representatives, for the first time in its history, voted to federally defund Planned Parenthood and launched a formal investigation of its business practices.
  • Nearly 30 abortion facilities shut down adding to the 1513 that have been shut down since 1991.
  • Poll after poll revealed that this generation of young people, unlike previous generations of young people, is pro-life.
  • The Guttmacher Institute, Planned Parenthood’s research arm, reported that states enacted a record number of pro-life laws, 92 laws in 24 states, more than triple than the 23 enacted in 2010.

Watch the video below:

Check out TurnTheTide2012.com for more information and get your free download of the correspondent battle plan.

“ProLifeCon” To Feature Yours Truly

I’ve graciously accepted an invitation to partake in Family Research Council’s “ProLifeCon” on January 24th, which centers around the annual “March for Life” event. I will be a featured tweeter.

The Family Research Council event page further details the nature of the event and has a list of confirmed guests:

Pro-life internet activists will gather at Family Research Council headquarters on January 24th, 2011 for ProLifeCon, the premier conference for the online pro-life community.  The event will be webcast live, and will feature experts and legislators to inform you about the cutting edge of the pro-life movement and give you ways to make a difference on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the rest of the online world.  Register today, and stay tuned for more information.

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Be sure to tune in then! I know 5:30am-8:30am PST is a tad early, but it’s worth it. I’ll keep you posted about it.

 

 

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