WHY “A NIGHT FOR ADVOCACY”
We are learning more and more that advocacy is not limited to lobbying for legislation or running for political office. Advocacy is in our communities. On behalf of the vulnerable, we educate, train, and equip advocates how to impact their communities for life. This “Night” gives our supporters a window into the impact that our advocates have.
What does the Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation do?
Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation is a 501c3 that funds all our outreach efforts. These programs are designed to inform, equip, motivate, and connect both current and future pro-life advocates.
Roe v. Wade is overturned, and while we are thankful for this incredible victory, a new era of pro-life advocacy has begun.
When abortion-vulnerable parents have access to support (material, physical, emotional, etc.) they are more likely to choose life. There are countless pro-life advocates, organizations, churches and community groups ready to uplift and support families facing unsupported pregnancies, but they aren’t necessarily working together.
Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation is actively organizing networks by connecting pre-existing resources in communities across the state. Through the Pro-Life Communities project, these communities and community members will be ready to embrace any parent facing an unsupported pregnancy and encourage them to choose life for their baby.
EDUCATION & OUTREACH
We look at all individuals as either current or future pro-life advocates who just need further education, resources, or outreach opportunities to be activated. This could take one or decades of positive pro-life conversations.
Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation interacts with thousands of people at county and state fairs each year, providing eye-opening information about fetal development and abortion laws in Oregon. We constantly receive testimony about how this presence positively impacts community members.
ORTLEF has curated two new education presentations for different age groups. These presentations have been given at private schools, churches, and community gatherings. High demand has allowed us to grow our speaker’s bureau and expand our reach.
Each year Oregon Right to Life and Oregon Right to Life Education Foundation produce a variety of events to educate and inspire advocacy among community members.
March for Life – Held at the Oregon State Capitol, the Oregon March for Life gathers thousands of pro-life advocates each year to honor the over 64 million lives lost since Roe v. Wade passed in 1973.
Together We Advocate – Held in Tualatin, OR, Together We Advocate is Oregon Right to Life’s annual conference. National pro-life leaders and local experts are brought in to give pro-life advocates from around the state an in-depth look at the pro-life movement’s most pressing issues.