The blog for Massachusetts Citizens for Life: the pro-life movement in the Bay State since 1973.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Updates: Dinner and Choose Life plates
The Mass. Citizens Annual Dinner was a sell-out with 450 people attending. They were inspired by Professor Esolen remarks, especially on what we pro lifers see as the "seamless garment". The video of his talk will be posted shortly on the web site.
Congratulations to State Representative Elizabeth Poirier and her husband, Kevin, who is a former State Representative. They received jointly the Dr Joseph Stanton Award "for outspoken courage in defense of life, through tireless personal example".
Marian Desrosiers, head of the Pro Life Office for the Diocese of Fall River, received the Ignatius O' Connor Award "for outstanding contributions to the pro-life movement".
Local Chapter Service Awards, given to "the unsung hero of a chapter who has demonstrated outstanding service", were awarded to Don Golden, Longmeadow; Madeleine Lavoie, Greater Fall River; Jim Loughman, North Adams; and Claire Donohoe, West Roxbury/Roslindale. Pro-Life Community Awards, "given to a citizen or group who demonstrates outstanding support of a chapter's mission", were awarded to Eleanor McCullen, Newton; Msgr Francis McGann, Needham; Patricia Stebbins, Cape Cod; and The Watertown Knights of Columbus Charitable Trust. The enthusiasm and commitment of the attendees was inspiring!
Choose Life License Plates Only 242 people needed and another excellent reason for reserving. We have been buying advertising for the Walk to Aid Mothers and Children and have learned that radio ads in Boston cost as much as $500.00 for 30 SECONDS. TV and newspaper ads cost in the tens of thousands. For forty dollars, you are spreading the word to more people than any of that other advertising, which is seen or heard only once. You will be interested to see how many people in your town have reserved: http://www.machoose-life.org/Plate_Counts.htm The reservation form was inserted in the July/August MCFL News. Or you can print it out, http://www.machoose-life.org/images/ChooseLife_Registration_Application.pdf Do it now!