Pro-Life Teachers, Parents and Students: Let's Picket NEA Teacher Union / Philadelphia Sunday July 1 and State Capitals Monday July 2
Contact: Bob Pawson, 609-610-3522, BobPawson@bringyourbible.com; John Tomicki, 201-725-2154
MEDIA ADVISORY, June 20 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Pro-Life teachers, parents, and students are being mobilized and summoned to peaceably picket outside the National Education Association's annual meeting at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Sunday, July 1 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM," announces Bob Pawson, Coordinator of Pro-Life Educators And Students. "Also, Pro-Lifers across America are urged to picket NEA headquarters in their own state's capital city on Monday, July 2, 11AM–1PM (lunch hour) to maximize public awareness and press coverage." About 10,000 teachers-delegates from all fifty states will attend the NEA Convention.
"It is vital to focus nationwide attention on the pro-abortion activism of the leaders of this powerful union supposedly dedicated to protecting children, as well as teachers' jobs. Twenty-five abortions equal one lost classroom, one lost teaching career, and catastrophic losses to America's future," said Pawson, an NEA/NJEA member himself, who teaches computer classes in Trenton's Public Schools. "If you live in nearby PA, NJ and DE - COME JOIN US after church! Bring family, friends and signs."
"Ironically, City Council's recent vote, at the behest of Planned Parenthood, declaring Philadelphia a 'Pro-Choice City' provided extra inspiration to regional pro-lifers to show up at the NEA event. Even though Council rescinded six days later, the original decision already irritated, motivated, and activated many Philadelphia pro-lifers determined to refute and rebuke that obnoxious resolution," said Pawson.
The primary organizers for the NEA Convention picketing are Bob Pawson of PLEAS, John Tomicki - League of American Families (LOAF), and Pastor Clenard H. Childress, Jr. of Life Education And Resources Network (LEARN). "To recruit as many pro-lifers as possible, we sent announcements to groups like the Pro-Life Coalitions of Bucks & Chester Counties, Generation LIFE, Right to Life chapters, Priests for Life, Pro-Life Action League, Operation Save America, Operation Rescue, and Life Chain," said Pawson who is the featured guest on the multi-state cable-TV program Voices for the Unborn on WPPX on Monday, July 25 at 11:30 PM.
"We are rebuking the leadership of America's largest and most socio-politically meddlesome union, for essentially misrepresenting many teachers on the abortion issue. We teachers and school employees love children. It's insane for our union's leadership to condone, much less promote, the killing of babies in their mothers' wombs. Aside from the moral outrage, it's economic suicide. We resent having our dues used to misrepresent us on moral, social or political issues. NEA must repeal and abandon its 'Family Planning' Resolution I-13, and many other resolutions and policies, out of respect for the diversity of 3.2 million members," said Pawson.
Life Decisions International (LDI) has endorsed the event. "It is evident that PLEAS has a good handle on how to organize and execute an effective demonstration," said LDI President Douglas R. Scott, Jr. "I hope many pro-life Americans will participate." Scott, who holds a degree in education and a teaching license, said he is appalled that radicals have taken over the NEA. "It is outrageous that any union, especially a teachers' union, would take a stand in favor of abortion."