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Pro-life student chat room or blog
We just started a blog not only for students, but for anyone else who wants to "blog." Check it out and add your comments. We want to know your thoughts. If you think a chat room would be fun, we will work on making that happen, too.
Pro-Life Petition Drive
One of the most urgent needs for the pro-life movement is to identify and activate new pro-life citizens. The best method we have found is to get people to sign one of our pro-life petitions. This does two things. It is a clear expression of how the person feels about specific pro-life issues, and it gives one an opportunity to do something right away.
What if your student group were to conduct a door-to-door petition drive in your community? That would be so effective! You would be finding new people who may never have been asked to get involved. We think you would be surprised at how many of your neighbors are actually pro-life.
We have ongoing petitions on various issues at different times. Those working on the petition drive will have to learn enough about the petition topic to answer basic questions. We can provide Q&A sheets about the issue so petitioners will have the knowledge to answer 99% of the questions that might be asked. It's fun, educational and it helps to build support for life. Contact our office for more information.
Another need that the pro-life movement always has is money. Educational materials, radio spots, brochures and books all cost money, as do phone calls and keeping the lights on at the office. Unlike the pro-abortion groups, MCCL gets no corporate or government money. We depend on the good will of members and chapters for the majority of our income. There are several options and we can provide help in organizing.
Walk-a-thons: A commonly used method of fundraising involving pledges for distance walked, run, skied, skated, crawled or whatever your group would like to do.
Rock-a-thons: An indoor version of the above. Students can dance (rock) or actually rock in a borrowed rocking chair with pledges being accepted based on time rather than distance. Rockers can enjoy food and drink while rocking.
Aluminum can collection: A simple and easy way to raise small amounts of cash with little effort. For a double impact the students could combine this with a highway, lot or street cleanup project.
Make and sell Christmas wreaths or luminaries: Both are simple projects. You need balsam boughs and cardboard circles and some wire coat hangers for the wreaths; the luminaries involve white paper bags that are decorated by students, votive candles and some sand for weight. Put them out for an event and they really make your event shine (at least at night!).
The proceeds of these events can be split between your local MSCL sponsoring group and MCCL – just make sure it is clear to the donors where the contribution are going.
MCCL Student Day at the Capitol
Here's a great educational experience for your group. Each spring, MCCL hosts Student Day at the Capitol in St. Paul. At previous events, students have met with the Speaker of the House in the House chamber and also with their own senators and representatives. They also learned about fetal development, abortion methods, how they can lobby for pro-life laws and much more. To participate, simply register and get to the Capitol. All you will need is $10 for lunch—everything else is free. For more information, see the listing on the events page. To register, contact the MCCL state office at 612-825-6831 or look for online registration links as the event approaches.
Let your imagination flow for this idea. It can be held at your church, shopping mall or another meeting place. It can be held in conjunction with another event or can be done as a separate stand-alone event. MCCL can provide display backdrops, fetal models, videos and numerous printed materials for the display. MCCL does county fair booths as well and is always looking for help to staff those booths.
MCCL can provide speakers to speak to high school or college classes on any of the life issues. All we need is the invitation. The best way for us to get into these classes is for students to recommend us to their instructors.
You may even want to develop your own persuasive or contrast / compare speech to present to your speech, debate or social studies class. MCCL can help with research, ideas and key points.
Want to kick it up a notch? Compete in MCCL's Oratory Contest. You could join the list of Minnesota winners who go on to compete nationally. Several Minnesota winners have won the national contest as well. See our Oratory Contest page for more info.
Do you have/want more ideas? See our student contact page.
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