We are so excited to announce a national open invite for you to attend Parliamentary Pro-Life Week! This annual event, organized by a group of pro-life MPs, will be held on Parliament Hill in Ottawa from April 8-11, 2019. Normally these MPs invite lobby groups to join them for a few days of meetings. This year they are expanding this event by encouraging us to invite our supporters to come along with us to Ottawa!
As many of you know, we’ve been advancing an ambitious plan to introduce abortion legislation in Canada. For those who were at our presentations last fall, or took part in our recent webinar, you’ll recognize this as what we call ‘Project Next Step’. A huge part of this plan involves meeting with Members of Parliament to advocate for a specific piece of legislation – an International Standards Abortion Law.
We would be thrilled if you could join us in Ottawa for a few days of lobbying MPs for abortion legislation. Hearing from a wide variety of Canadians is critical for advancing abortion legislation, and this is an incredible opportunity to be heard by MPs who want to make a difference for the pro-life cause.
We want to make this as easy as possible for you! Here are a couple of things to keep in mind as you make your decision:
- We will be organizing all your meetings. All you need to do is fill out your availability using this Google form for the event. We will coordinate your meetings and notify you when they are booked.
- We will be hosting a briefing session prior to the meetings. This will equip you with talking points and questions for your meetings. We will also have printed copies of the supporting documents and draft legislation for you to pass on to MPs you meet with.
- There will be a pro-life reception hosted by the Parliamentary Pro-Life Caucus on Wednesday, April 10 from 6:00-7:30 pm. We would love to have you join us to mingle and fellowship with pro-life MPs and staffers! You will be able to indicate whether you can attend on the same form mentioned above, at this link.
- Our Ottawa office will be available for any down times during your stay, if you want a place to sit down and relax and grab a cup of coffee. Also, please let us know if there is anything we can do to assist with the planning of your trip.
We are looking forward to a week of building relationships and meaningfully advancing pre-born human rights in Canada. We sincerely hope that you can join us!