Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Media Update: Life of the Party

Minneapolis/St. Paul 2008
Contact: Jessica Echard - 202/725-7122

September 2, 2008

Media Update: Life of the Party
Laura Ingraham to Speak to Huge Pro-Life Crowd

St. Paul, Minnesota -- The Republican National Coalition for Life (RNC/Life) announces a change in agenda for The Life of the Party party being held today at the Crowne Plaza St. Paul. Radio talk show host and political commentator Laura Ingraham will speak to over 700 pro-life activists, firing them up in support of Gov. Sarah Palin, this year's Life of the Party honoree.

Accepting the 2008 Life of the Party award on behalf of Gov. Palin will be newly elected Republican National Committeewoman for Alaska and pro-life leader Debbie Joslin. Also giving remarks will be Phyllis Schlafly, Gary Bauer and Rep. Michele Bachmann. See schedule below.

3:00pm Doors open for Media set up

4:00pm Reception begins

4:15pm Laura Ingraham

5:00pm Life of the Party Program
Phyllis Schlafly, Chairman RNC/Life
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann
Gary Bauer

Debbie Joslin, accepting award on behalf of Gov. Sarah Palin

The Republican National Coalition for Life was founded by Phyllis Schlafly in the fall of 1990 after other groups publicly announced their intention to provoke a floor fight at the 1992 Republican convention in order to remove the pro-life plank from the Platform. Since that time, RNC for Life has successfully defended the pro-life plank, including strengthening the ban on embryonic stem cell research in the 2008 platform.