Christian Conservative Groups to Gather in New York City
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Katherine Franklin
DATE: Friday, June 17, 2016 PHONE: 614-949-7382
COLUMBUS, Ohio—On Tuesday, June 21, national Christian conservative leaders will gather in New York City for a private summit with presumptive Republican nominee Donald J. Trump to meet with him regarding issues of importance to the pro-life and faith-based community. Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonidakis has been invited to attend the meeting as a representative of Ohio’s pro-life movement.
“After seven long years of pro-abortion policies and hundreds of millions of our tax dollars poured into Planned Parenthood’s coffers, it is critical for Mr. Trump to understand the positive impact a pro-life president can make to save lives,” said Gonidakis. "Ohio is the key battleground state and engaging our state’s social conservatives must be priority number one for Trump to win Ohio."
The goal of the meeting is to seek unity by allowing pro-life leaders and Mr. Trump to learn more about each other. The group will not be making any joint or collective endorsements, decisions or statements.
“As we consider the candidacy of radical pro-abortion nominee Hillary Clinton, the pro-life community is looking for assurance that they have a pro-life alternative,” said Gonidakis. “Human lives hang in the balance. Ohio Right to Life is committed to getting Election 2016 right, and we believe this meeting will go a long way in ensuring that we do."
Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 chapters and local affiliates, is Ohio's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death.