By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director
Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
Facetime is such a marvelous innovation. The ability to see the happy smiling face of a friend while speaking on an iPhone is such an incredible gift.
But when it comes to forming meaningful relationships, experts say electronic communications--even the most visual--are not enough. We also need old-fashioned "face time," in other words, face to face communication with the people who are important to us.
Each year our Executive Director and Education Director set out on a grand adventure, circling the state with a series of Pro-Life Town Hall meetings. These are magnificent events because they allow people some face time with other committed pro-lifers, enabling them to connect, to learn, and to grow.
During my time as Education Director, I found our Pro-Life Town Hall tour to be one of the highlights of my tenure. To be able to meet people where they were--in their own communities--and talk about the most profound issues of our day was inspiring, invigorating, and instrumental in strengthening Pennsylvania's pro-life movement.
Please consider attending one of the meetings planned for this year's Town Hall Tour. Chances are, you will come away with new ideas, new friendships, and a new vigor for helping pregnant women, their children, the frail elderly, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable populations.
Life is indeed winning not only in Washington, but in Pennsylvania as well. You can keep the momentum going through some quality "face time" at a pro-life town hall meeting.
Below is a list of the Pro-Life Town Hall events taking place in Pennsylvania. If there is no Pro-life Town Hall meeting scheduled in your area yet, and you are willing to host one, please contact Executive Director Michael Ciccocioppo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - Wyoming Valley Pennsylvanians for Human Life and Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation--Pro-Life Town Hall Meeting from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center 77 East Market Street, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702. No registration or fee required. For more information, contact Betty Caffrey at 570-826-1819 during the day or 570-474-6180 in the evening.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - Elk County Right to Life and Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation--Pro-Life Town Hall Meeting from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Sacred Heart Parish Center (rear entrance) 337 Center St, St. Mary's PA 15857. No registration or fee required. For more information, contact Mary Bea Maloney at 814-834-3834 or by emailing email@example.com.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Crawford County Citizens for Life and Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation--Pro-Life Town Hall Luncheon from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. St. Agatha Center, Pine and S. Main Sts., Meadville PA 16335. Free will donations will be accepted to cover the cost of lunch. Register by April 21 by contacting Barb Burkett at 814-336-8443 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Southwest Region Pennsylvanians for Human Life and Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation--Pro-Life Town Hall Meeting from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Cranberry Municipal Building, 2525 Rochester Road Cranberry Twp PA 16066. Park in the back & enter through double doors and go to the BEAR RUN ROOM. All are welcome to attend. No registration or fee required. For more information, contact Kathy at 412-889-5389.
Monday, May 22, 2017 - Bucks County Right to Life and Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation-- Pro-Life Town Hall Meeting from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. St. Mary's Hall, East State Street. & Maple Avenue Doylestown PA 18901. For more information, contact Kathy Cox at 215-348-4381.
The Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, Inc., is committed to promoting the dignity and value of human life from conception to natural death and to restoring legal protection for preborn children. Through legislation, political action, education and other legal means, we proclaim the truth about abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia. For more information or to find out how you can become involved, please use this link.