“Our state is in sad shape…” As we approach the March 20th primary election, that very thought is on the mind of a lot of voters.
Those words, however, are from Ann Scheidler, the vice president of the Pro-Life Action League. Scheidler also serves as chairman of SpeakOut Illinois, and in this video, she opens by saying: “Our state is in sad shape from a pro-life perspective and we need you get more involved.”
You can get more involved by attending SpeakOut Illinois 2018, the state’s “premiere pro-life conference.” The event is on Saturday, March 10th, ten days before the primary election, and sponsored by the SpeakOut Illinois Coalition, “a group of pro-life and pro-family groups dedicated to fighting for the good of the family and the right to life for all people from conception to natural death.”
SpeakOut Illinois is the state’s Sponsored by the SpeakOut Illinois Coalition, a group of pro-life and pro-family groups from across the state, this conference will equip you to fight for your values in the coming year. At SpeakOut Illinois 2018 you can learn about the various groups working in our state, meet and collaborate with fellow pro-lifers, and get energized for the coming year.
This year’s conference is being held at The Meadows Club – 2950 Golf Road in Rolling Meadows.
The conference begins at 8:30 a.m., and breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m.
You can register online HERE.:
The event’s Facebook page is HERE.
You can download the flyer HERE.
This year’s “Henry Hyde Life Leadership Award” will be presented to Drs. Hiram and Joronda Crawford of the Pro-Life/Pro-Family Coalition.
Among the conference speakers are:
Fr. Thomas Loya, a Byzantine Catholic priest, is pastor of Annunciation of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Parish in Homer Glen, IL. He is an artist, writer, theologian and radio host who has chosen to place the sanctity of life in the forefront in his ministry.
Rep. Tom Morrison (R-54th), who has served in the Illinois legislature since 2011, representing Palatine and neighboring communities. He is a sponsor or co-sponsor of most of the pro-life legislation that is filed every year in the Illinois General Assembly. His commitment to the value of life is the reason he ran for office and serves in Springfield.
John Kirkwood, who pastors Grace-Gospel Fellowship, Bensenville, where “We His People” seek to honor “In God We Trust.” He is a founding member of the Christian Emergency League and a Co-host of Here I Stand Radio. His wife, Wendy, is his partner in ministry. You can follow him on Facebook and read his blog at parsonspoint.com.
Mary Zeien, who is the director of Well of Mercy, a residential home in Chicago for pregnant homeless women and their young children. She provides stability and a safe haven for young women as they discover their own strength and potential and celebrates life with each new baby that arrives at Well of Mercy.