January 22, 2013 will be the fortieth memorial of the 1973 Supreme Court decision in the Roe v. Wade case that legalized the murder of the unborn. However, the day has also been set aside as "Red Envelope Day." It is a day in which Americans will send a visual expression of the moral outrage to Congress and into the Oval Office, as well as, many offices of those in the mainstream news media. It will also be a time when hundreds of thousands of Americans march on Washington, D.C. to give voice to the 56 million babies that have been murdered in their mother's womb since the Court's decision.
The list of contacts desired to send these envelopes to include the following:
Vice President Joseph Biden
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
House Speaker John Boehner
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
All nine Supreme Court justices
CNN President Jim Walton
New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson
Washington Post Editor Philip Bennett
Fox News’ Sean Hannity
Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly
In 2009, the White House mail office confirmed it received what it called "a deluge" of as many as 2.3 million red envelopes. A White House mail worker said, "I’ve been here 35 years, so I’ve seen presidents come and go. This campaign ranks up there with the big ones.”
Proceeds of the campaign to send 2 million red envelopes could benefit pro-life organizations by $1 million.
According to the project's leader, Richard Lepoutre, “Supporting the Red Envelope Day 2013 campaign is a gift that will say so much to our loved ones. Sending those envelopes through the system says to all: We will not abandon the preborn, and we will make our conviction known far and wide.”
President of Operation Rescue Troy Newman said, “Although Obama was re-elected, the pro-life movement is undeterred and will never compromise on the issue of life. Hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers will endure the harsh winter conditions to march from the White House to the Supreme Court on Jan. 22, as they have for the past 40 years."
“Not only does this exhibit the fortitude and resilience of the movement but it demonstrates our firm resolve to never give up," said Newman. "As the throngs of pro-life advocates swarm the streets of D.C., a million postcards will be delivered to our political leaders demanding justice for every pre-born child.”
“The Red Envelope Day campaign is sending a message to the lawmakers that they picked a fight with the wrong people,” he said. “The faith community will not comply."
Andrea Trudden, spokeswoman for Heartbeat International, said, “We must do everything we can to encourage life within our nation, and that starts at the top.
“To maximize our impact in Washington, Remembering Roe and the Red Envelope Day campaign joined forces. Through our combined efforts, we plan to send red envelopes to the White House to illustrate to the president that we are a nation that values life.”
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