February 6, 2019

Oklahoma State Capitol | 11:30am

 

Due to construction at the State Capitol building, please allow extra time for parking and Capitol entry. Parking is available to the South and East of the Capitol, but parking is limited. The east tunnel walkway is closed.

 

About Rose Day

Each year, hundreds gather at the Capitol at the beginning of the new legislative session to promote and support the lives of unborn babies by meeting with their state senators and representatives and presenting them red roses, which represent the sanctity of the unborn. Attendees are encouraged to present roses to their representative, senator, Lieutenant Governor and Governor.

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2019 Keynote Speaker

Jen Bricker

Jen Bricker

Author | Aerialist | Speaker

Jen Bricker – Born without legs, Jen’s biological parents left her at the hospital. One would think she would be destined for a life of hardship. However, the “hand of destiny” brought her an amazing adoptive family, who gave her one simple rule, “Never say the word ‘CAN’T.’”

As a child, Jen was obsessed with gymnastics, and her idol was gold-medalist, Dominique Moceanu. In fact,
watching Dominique on TV helped inspire Jen to start competing herself. Seemingly against all odds, Jen went on to compete against able-bodied athletes and became a state champion in power tumbling. As part of her amazing story, and as a twist of fate, Jen later learned that her childhood gymnastics idol, Dominique Moceanu, was actually her biological sister.

Always challenging herself, Jen made the transition into an accomplished acrobat and aerialist. As such, she has traveled internationally and appeared as the headliner at prestigious venues, including The Shangri La Hotel in Dubai.

Jen’s incredible story has been featured on multiple shows, including 20/20 and Good Morning America. She is currently living in Los Angeles, and has added a successful speaking career to her list of
accomplishments, including being featured in well-renowned TED talks.

Jen hopes to inspire and motivate others to BELIEVE that anything is truly possible. Jen published her first book, Everything is Possible, that hit the New York Times Best Sellers list in 2016.

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Prior to the Rose Day Rally, pro-life advocates of all ages arrived with bushels of roses as soon as the Capitol doors opened. Rose Day attendees were encouraged to pass out roses to their state legislators to symbolize their stance in the pro-life movement. Beginning in the morning, individuals and families began walking the State Capitol halls, delivering roses and pro-life messages to elected officials at the Capitol. “Christians and other pro-life Oklahomans made a powerful statement by bringing red roses for their elected officials, as a symbol of their belief in the sanctity of human life and pro-life views,” said Brian Hobbs

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Previous Rose Day Speakers

The Rose Day Pro-Life Rally has featured numerous leaders within the pro-life movement and faith community through the years, including the following:

2018    Alveda C. King, niece of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2017    Dr. Ronnie Floyd, pastor & former Southern Baptist Convention President

2016    Dr. Anthony Jordan, retired Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma Executive Director-Treasurer

2015    Melissa Ohden, abortion survivor

2014    Dr. Russell D. Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission

2013    Lila Rose, pro-life activist and President of Live Action

2012    Abby Johnson, pro-life spokeswoman and former Planned Parenthood center director

Other Rose Day speakers include Norma McCorvey (from the Roe v. Wade case), abortion survivor Gianna Jensen and Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life.

Rose Day Committee Members

Neil Baltazor

Knights of Columbus

Lisa Billy

Chickasaw Legislator

Kevin Calvey

Committee Member

Brett Farley

Catholic Conference of Oklahoma

Candy Hines

Committee Member

Brian Hobbs

Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma

Robin Jones

Committee Member

Tony Lauinger

Chairman Oklahomans for Life

Catherine Howe

Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption Services

Heather Hails

Deaconess Pregnancy and Adoption Services

Nellie Sanders

Center of Family Love

Mistie Swinford

Committee Member

Brett Magbee

Family Policy Institute of Oklahoma

Brian Smith

Catholic Charities

Gayla White

Hope Pregnancy Ministries

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Do this for every form of communication you use – a call, fax or email without this information will be ignored by most legislators. Never cover more than one bill at a time, and be brief, but polite. You may contact a legislature by phone, fax, email or mail, but it is best to use three methods of communication. By contacting a legislator and key people, (such as committee chairs and members and conferees) a powerful message is sent that a certain bill or issue is important to Oklahomans. Remember, a non-voter or person who lives outside the legislator’s district carries less weight than a voter who lives in the district, but all communication is important. If the line is busy… do not give up.