FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2015
Contact: Mallory Quigley, [email protected] 202-223-8073
*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Reince Priebus to Receive Pro-life Awards
Washington, D.C – This morning the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List announced the details and speakers for their eighth annual Campaign for Life Gala and Summit. Both events will take place next Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) will address SBA List supporters at the Summit on Thursday morning. That evening, Carly Fiorina will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies at the Gala, keynoted by Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC), lead sponsor of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the U.S. Senate. Freshman Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will receive awards for their pro-life leadership.
The full schedule of events is available online at http://gala.www.sbaprolife.org/.
*The Gala is open to the press. To request credentials, please email [email protected]*
“With the Republican presidential field unified behind the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, momentum is building to advance this legislation in Congress and elect a pro-life president who will sign it into law. We are encouraged to have such a diverse coalition of leaders from across the Republican Party participate in this year’s Gala and Summit with these very goals in mind,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List. “It is heartbreaking to see the Democratic Party, which once championed the weakest and most vulnerable, hold fast to their party platform of abortion on-demand, at taxpayer’s expense. Their extremism turns off many Americans – including women, Hispanics, and young people. We look forward to seeing this year’s speakers address this clear difference and the fact that the pro-life position is not only morally just, it is politically smart.”
Previous Campaign for Life keynote speakers include Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR), Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN), Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN), and Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA).
The Susan B. Anthony List and its Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, spent $15.25 million in the 2014 election cycle to defeat pro-abortion incumbents and elect pro-life candidates to federal and statewide office. The SBA List is dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women. The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.