When staffers, interns, board members, and vendors descended on Pittsburgh for the 40th Annual National Right to Life Convention, we all knew that we’d be greeted by a whole lot of friendly faces.
And a whole lot of work. We got both.
NRLC Convention Director Jacki Ragan and her staff have spent the day readying the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport Hotel for this year’s convention. Volunteers, interns and NRLC staff have scurried around readying registration, carting chairs and tables to workshop rooms; they’ve unpacked vendor booths, set up video screens and prepared handouts; they’ve said hello to old friends, and connected with other minds in the movement; they’ve bristled their brains and their bodies to the max.
Now, nearing the end of the day, the convention is almost ready, like a kid at a surprise party waiting for their friend to walk in the door. The convention begins tomorrow morning, and the hotel will probably be buzzing with preparations until then.
In the NRLC 2010 Press Office, we’re setting up and fielding calls from reporters. We’re doing our best to make sure that everyone, whether they’re attending in Pittsburgh or not, can keep up with all the information, connection and excitement of the convention.
We do this because of you, of course, so that you can keep your finger to the pulse of the pro-life movement. Whether you’re able to be here in person or join us virtually, you know that what happens in Pittsburgh over the next three days can have a positive effect in our nation on our culture. And, we do this because it’s up to us to give a voice to the voiceless and the most vulnerable members of society – mothers and their unborn children, the elderly, the medically dependent and the disabled.
So whether or not you’re able to make it to Pittsburgh this week for the convention, check back on this blog for updates. I’ll be posting as often as I can, providing quotes from speeches, insights from workshops, stories of convention-goers, and as many pictures as I have time to upload.
But for now, I have to run. That’s a reporter on the line.