Join Pro-Life Prayer and Picket Demo against NEA Pro-Abortion Agenda


Bob Pawson

National Coordinator ~ PLEAS

Pro-Life Educators and Students

PO Box 2826 Hamilton, NJ 08690  (609) 610-3522


Pro-Life Prayer & Picket Demo Against NEA Pro-Abortion Agenda

at the NEA’s own Convention & State Capital HQs

Washington Convention Center * Wednesday July 2 10AM-2PM

801 Mount Vernon Place, NW • Washington, DC 20001 (Rain or Shine)

Dear Pro-Life & Pro-Family Organizations, Leaders, Activists in DC, VA, MD & DE,

You are invited and exhorted to please help stage a massive, peaceful, highly visible, pro-life prayer-&-picket demonstration against the National Education Association leadership’s egregious pro-abortion agenda. I urge you to become stake-holders in this endeavor. Please commit yourselves and your organizations to adopting a pro-active leadership role in making this pro-life action effective and successful.

Press Release Link:


Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama: One or both will surely speak at NEA Convention 2008 (as they did at the Philadelphia NEA Convention 2007); especially whichever one becomes the Democratic nominee. NEA-PAC may vote on and announce the union’s 2008 Presidential Endorsement at this convention. Please recall that late-term abortionist George Tiller addressed the pro-abortion Feminist Majority Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Conference held at NEA’s Washington, DC headquarters in March 2008.

This document has been sent to at least fifty pro-life & pro-family organizations with headquarters or operations in the greater DC area. Surely, such a coalition task force can mobilize a minimum of one thousand people for a few hours to picket the NEA Convention (and fifty+ people at each state capital’s NEA HQ). We cannot wait for “somebody else” to do this. In your hearts, you know that this is a good and Godly idea – and that you really do want to be a part of it. It is up to you/me/us to combine our forces, resources, and talents and get it done. Besides – it will be fun to do! Imagine smacking the NEA! Hard! Many of your organizations’ members would love the chance to smite the NEA leadership – on their own turf no less! This has got to be a Team Effort. Please be one of the Team Leaders.

Over 9,000 Delegates from all fifty states and US territories will meet at the Washington Convention Center, July 1-6, to set policy for 3.2 million NEA members. Celebrities & politicians address the convention. Fortune 500 companies set up exhibit booths. Approximately 3,000 visitors also attend the convention.

This is a unique opportunity for the Pro-Life Movement to make millions of American citizens and school employees keenly aware of the NEA leadership’s radical agenda by generating a tidal wave of news coverage through both secular and Christian media outlets such as FOX, CBN, ABC, USARadio, NBC, SRN, CBS, BOTT, CNN, TV & cable, newspaper and magazine front pages, internet sites, the blogosphere and more.

Nationwide press coverage of a dynamic, well-attended, pro-life demonstration is virtually guaranteed. Hundreds (yes, hundreds!) of reporters from international, national, regional, and local news media outlets always attend and cover NEA’s annual meeting. NEA prides itself on being the organization which does the picketing; not being the target of picketing. This prayer and picket demo can be one of the most significant pro-life news events of 2008 across the USA and worldwide.

This cooperative event has the potential to synergistically re-energize pro-lifers all across America as we stage an effective, united, nationwide, pro-life “happening”. It will imbue in all participants a great sense of accomplishment and feeling of satisfaction to give the NEA leadership a well-deserved, highly publicized thrashing. We will also hearten and embolden the handful of Pro-Life NEA Delegates inside the Convention!

If you or your organizations host radio or TV programs, print publications, or web sites, please promote this event via your broadcasts and columns. If you have access to media personalities such as Dobson, Rush, Hannity, Ingraham, Beck, Parshall, Levin, Schlafly, O’Reilly, et al, please tell them about this event and your group’s participation. Encourage them to inform their audiences about the event and NEA’s agenda. If possible, get yourselves booked as guests on their shows so that you can personally promote the prayer-&-picket demos.

Therefore: Please recruit as many pro-life people as you can muster to picket against the NEA leadership’s pro-abortion policies & activism. Imagine the impact of 1,000+ picketers from all walks of life taking the NEA to task: men & women, taxpayers, parents, children, babies, and clergy – in addition to school employees, teachers (especially NEA members), and students (public, private, parochial, home school, etc). Invite pro-life elected officials with whom you have influence.

The peaceful, non-confrontational prayer-&-picket pro-life demonstration is scheduled for Wednesday, July 2, 10AM-2PM (Rain or Shine) as the 9000 Delegates arrive to register at the Convention Center.

Pro-Lifers more than 90 minutes from Washington, DC: You can still participate! Please picket the NEA affiliate HQ in your state’s capital at least one time during NEA Convention week. Pick dates & times which work for you, although my suggested date is Wednesday, July 2, 11:00AM-1:00PM (lunch hour) in your local time zone for maximum impact & media boost. Send press releases to your local media tying in your state demos with the NEA Convention demo. Click this link for addresses of NEA State Affiliate HQs.

PLEAS will transmit a general press release* by June 26 via and other outlets. All pro-life organizations, ministries, and churches supporting the demonstrations are encouraged to send out their own independent press statements June 27-30. A “flood” of press releases will enhance and reinforce media coverage of the event and impact upon the public’s consciousness.

(* If your organization would like to be listed as a participating group in the PLEAS press release, please advise me by June 23.)

Do NOT assume that other pro-life leaders, organizations, or activists already know about this opportunity. Inform them yourself. Forward this e-mail to them. Send out your own notification to any & all pro-life groups and individuals in your circle of contacts. Please send this plan to your entire e-mail list.

If YOU are committed to making this pro-life event a success, please contact me at once. Thank you.

><> Yours for Life,

        Bob Pawson

“A pro-abortion teacher union makes about as much sense as pyromaniac forest rangers.”

FYI:  If you need info about my pro-life background and ministry, go to for biographical sketch at bottom of page. Google search terms: “Bob Pawson” prolife     Also search: “Bob Pawson” bringyourbible

Additional Data, Maps, Suggestions, Rules of Conduct, etc:

NEA Resolution on Family Planning (currently listed as Res. I-15) was adopted in 1985, amended in 1986, and is reaffirmed annually at every NEA Convention:

“The National Education Association supports family planning, including the right to reproductive freedom.

The Association urges the government to give high priority to making available all methods of family planning to women and men unable to take advantage of private facilities.

The Association further urges the implementation of community-operated, school-based family planning clinics that will provide intensive counseling by trained personnel.”

In 1990, the NEA delegates easily passed New Business Item 1990-65.

“NEA will oppose any legislation which will erode the status of Roe v. Wade and/or which impedes access to and choice of reproductive health care options, by providing technical assistance to state affiliates.”

The NEA leadership is one of Planned Parenthood’s primary advocates. The NEA leadership co-sponsored the pro-abortion rally in Washington, DC in November 1989, April 1992, and April 2004. Other sponsors were: PPFA, ACLU, NOW, NARAL. Late term abortionist George Tiller spoke at NEA HQ in March 2008.

You can find out more about the NEA leadership’s radical agenda on many issues (abortion, homosexuality, sex education, home schooling, illegal immigration, etc) by going to the NEA homepage at or a searchable PDF file at


OK to bring standard pro-life signs (Abortion Kills Children, Stop Abortion Now, Abortion Hurts Women, etc)

However, if you are motivated to create new signs, some ideas are below:






Please ~ All signs should be easy to read, BIG, DARK print – to be seen best by millions

of people looking at TV newscasts, newspaper & magazine photos, web sites, blogs, etc.

Media coverage will go National & International front page & top-story for several reasons:

1) The NEA is rarely targeted for any sort of public demonstrations. A massive picket against NEA is newsworthy in and of itself!

     NEA takes pride in being the group which DOES the picketing! NEA is never the target OF picketing!

2) The idea of the NEA being picketed by a broad coalition of Parents/Taxpayers; Children/Students; School Employees

     & Teachers (including NEA members) will be hard for media organizations to pass up. They’d get scooped by competitors.

3) The media will not be able to ignore such an event – partly because the media ATTENDS the NEA convention.


Pro-Life NEA members can actually go into the NEA Convention and REGISTER to attend. There is no fee for NEA members; just show your NEA-affiliate ID card at the Registration Booth to obtain your Badge/Name-Tag “credentials”. [Note: Be sure to wear your credentials while picketing outside.] Do NOT picket inside – although it is OK to wear pro-life t-shirts & buttons inside. Visit the pro-life exhibit booths of “Teachers Saving Children” and “NEA Educators for Life Caucus”. Take a walk through the exhibit area July 1-3 to see for yourselves some of the radical organizations and causes on display. Bring your cameras! Pick up some of the free, high-quality gifts and goodies from the hundreds of exhibit booths. You may also register guests at (low cost or possibly no cost — esp for guests under age 18).



(Note: METRO Station “Mt. Vernon Sq/7th St. Convention Center” on the Yellow or Green Line is ideal!)

CAR POOLS / VAN POOLS & BUSES ~ Drivers can drop off passengers & go park; or if your vehicle has a big pro-life sign or display, consider driving continuously around the blocks of the Convention Center.

DIRECTIONS:  The Convention Center is easily accessible via main roads and highways throughout the greater Washington area.

PARKING near Washington Convention Center: There are many Parking Facilities near the Convention Center (walking distance). A map of their locations is available at


Note: All of the graphics & maps below can be re-sized (enlarged) or copied-&-pasted.


Washington Convention Center   801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001
Located between 7th & 9th Streets – and- N Street & Mt. Vernon Place

Closest METRO stop is “Mt. Vernon Sq/7th St. Convention Center” on the Yellow or Green Line


Numbered Red Dots ?thru? indicate key locations where pro-lifers should assemble.  = Metro Station



General Rule: Honor the Lord in all we say and do.

This is an informational/educational picket – NOT a “Protest Demonstration”.

Pray & Picket at the Red Dot locations & in-between the Red Dots. (Idea: Bring this map with you.)

Be Peaceful, Polite, & Calm at all times. J Smile J Be Friendly & Cordial. Obey any Police instructions.

Do NOT block access to sidewalks or Convention Center doors. Respect all property. Do not litter.

Do NOT engage in verbal debates, arguments, or physical confrontations with NEA Delegates or passersby.

Ignore provocation: If someone says or does something offensive – do NOT respond; quietly walk away.

Carry no weapons, alcohol, or drugs. Parents: Please maintain control of your minor children.

Hold up your signs towards TV & newspaper cameras for millions of viewers to see/read.


Future Note: NEA Convention July 1-6, 2009 in San Diego; July 1-6, 2010 in New Orleans.

Start planning to picket the Conventions and NEA HQs in all 50 states.

MA senators must wait for the debate


MassResistance Update

Pro-family activism

“In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
– George Orwell

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1. After MassResistance budget victory — State Sen. Dianne Wilkerson files budget amendment for $300,000.00 increase in homosexual programs in schools!  DON’T let it happen!

2. See video of horrific attack on photographers at May 10 state-run “Youth Pride”event – incited by speakers on stage.

3. Anti-Catholic / anti-Christian pamphlets given to kids at “Youth Pride” event causing national outrage.

4. Supporter reacts to homosexual lobby’s big money – donates $12,000 to MassResistance and challenges others to follow!

1. After MassResistance budget victory — State Sen. Dianne Wilkerson files budget amendment for $300,000.00 increase in homosexual programs in schools!  DON’T let it happen!

Last week your overwhelming pressure caused the Senate Ways and Means Committee to do something the homosexual lobby never expected: it cut the funding for the homosexual programs in schools by $200,000.00.

Here’s what the homosexual lobby group MassEquality sent to their supporters in an email on Thursday:

Just this week, anti-gay activists [i.e., MassResistance!] sent another round of emails to state legislators, urging them to oppose any funding to support LGBT youth and accusing them of “caving in to the lies and intimidation of the homosexual lobby.”

. . . Yesterday afternoon, the Massachusetts State Senate released its version of the 2009 budget. The problem? This budget didn’t include any of the increases that we fought so hard to win in the House.

The deadline for submitting amendments with co-sponsors is Friday at NOON.

We had also hoped that a pro-family Senator would offer an amendment to get rid of ALL the funding for these hideous programs. But none were willing to come forward.

Is this the way you want your tax money to be spent? Well, get ready for more.

State Senator Dianne Wilkerson (D-Boston) has filed budget amendments to give an additional $300,000.00 of your tax money for these homosexual programs aimed at schoolchildren! This Wednesday, the Senate is scheduled to vote on it. Wilkerson is doing this as a favor to the homosexual lobby for supporting her election against two challengers two years ago. (And she also has two challengers in this upcoming election!)

    Amendment #466: Increases item 7010-0005 from $200,000 to $300,000

    Amendment #654: Increases item 4590-0250 from $350,000 to $550,000

Thus – a total of $850,000 will be going to these depraved, hideous programs if this holds up and is passed!

Don’t just stand there – DO something!

Demand that she IMMEDIATELY WITHDRAW her amendments –
#466 and #654!!

These amendments — #466 and #654 -add $300,000 to push homosexuality on our kids! (Maybe she needs to know that you’ll support her opponent in the November elections.) She is in effect selling your children to the gay lobby. She REALLY needs to hear from everyone! (See below for where just some of this money goes.)

This needs to happen before Wednesday. On Wednesday and Thursday the full Senate will be voting on these amendments, according to State House News Service. These amendments MUST BE WITHDRAWN by Wilkerson!

CALL NOW: Senator Dianne Wilkerson
Room 312-C, State House, Boston, Massachusetts
Office: 617-722-1673   Home: 617-445-8989
Office Fax: 617-722-1079  Email:

Everyone ought to at least make one phone call.

ALSO: Here’s how to contact the entire Senate. THEY need to hear from you, too! They may be voting on this Wednesday or Thursday.
Sen. Dianne Wilkerson (D-Boston)
Paying back the homosexual lobby
for getting her elected.

Don’t let the homosexual lobby control your government!

Call the homosexual lobbies – They need to hear from you. Tell them to STOP going after our kids.

MassEquality  617-878-2300

Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus 617-248-0776.

2. See video of horrific attack on photographers at May 10 state-run “Youth Pride”event – incited by speakers on stage.

The state-sponsored gay “youth pride” day was even worse than we expected.

But extremely troubling and frightening was how the the adult activists incited the kids to “send a message” to photographers they suspected being connected with MassResistance. They whipped the kids into a frenzied, angry state, and as police watched they surrounded, screamed and cursed at, blocked and pushed the cameras, and even assaulted the photographers, including an elderly lady. It was a hideous scene.

(At the same time, several photographers for homosexual websites were allowed to shoot unimpeded, and the following day over 350 photos of the kids were on gay websites.)

          Watch the VIDEO here!

We have lots of photos and also video from the state-sponsored gay “Youth Pride” day. It’s really horrible to actually see what homosexual activists do with kids at their “celebration” events. There’s more to come.
Angry youth activist blocks and pushes video camera.

Dear Senator,

Would you spend thousands of taxpayer dollars to protect smokers? Would you want them to be taught that there is a “smoker personality” and that therefore, one is born either as a smoker or a non-smoker?

Don’t laugh at that, please, because back in the 60s when I was translating scientific papers for the Cancer Society but also for a tobacco company, I read several serious scientific papers that took the pro-smoking view. It was quite intriguing. The authors in the tobacco lobby’s pocket said that a person with “smoker personality” was a person who was excessively nervous and intense, and smoked because–to put it in today’s terms–he was essentially hardwired to do smoke.

Eventually, reason won out, but it was a tough battle because the tobacco companies had all the money and the best lawyers to defend their dangerous product.

Likewise, today, it is not at all clear that reason will win out, because the homosexual lobby has enormous spending power, enough to quell the debate vital to policy making.

Yet, as long as the debate can be kept alive, I believe reason will prevail.

Unfortunately, so far, because you fear a small but powerful lobby, MA is about to spend thousands of tax payer dollars to teach kids that it is perfectly ok to engage in a dangerous lifestyle, as long as you use “protection.” You the legislators have bowed to the will of a scary vociferous group of censors, who, as demonstrated at Smith College a little while back, will not tolerate free dialogue on this subject, while touting themselves as the keepers of tolerance.

That is like spending thousands on a program to tell kids that if they smoke they should be sure to use filters and not smoke more than a pack a day but not debating the issue of whether they should be smoking at all, and not allowing others to debate the issue.

Male homosexuals account for 71% of AIDS cases and a higher incidence of STDs and other diseases, some quite serious. They also suffer from more emotional disorders, and no, not only because people make fun of them or fail to tolerate them (after all, who would dare oppose them in today’s environment?). Those who do not practice homosexual activity are within the medically normal range.

Doesn’t that suggest that practicing homosexuality just might be a tad bit risky? Risky enough that one may wish to refrain from encouraging children to practice it?

Here is what I propose: Don’t take sides in the debate just yet and don’t spend any money yet. Look at studies on the subject, and I mean serious studies, not just anecdotal evidence and not just studies done by activists. Don’t automatically discount studies done by defenders of traditional values. Not all traditions are bad and not all traditional people are anti-intellectual, racist, sexist or homophobic, as is often supposed a priori by those of us indoctrinated in today’s citadels of higher learning. Look in particular at what happens emotionally to children in same-sex marriage.

I as a linguist can testify that there is no language known to me (I translate from over 20, including 2 Asian ones) in which the equivalent for the English “marriage” can mean anything but a union between a man and a woman. I wonder if that fact has ever occurred to policy makers who so glibly endorse the concept?

After all, it is not just a trivial fact. It is central to our survival on this planet, because embedded in language is the wisdom of the ancients, who passed it on to modern humans to help ensure the survival of the species. If homosexual marriage was ever tried, it failed, for whatever reason. No doubt you can imagine why.

Civilizations in which sexual promiscuity, whether homosexual or heterosexual, abounded are also known to be short-lived. (The First Emperor of China was legendarily promiscuous and was not tolerated by the common people, who dethroned him).

Finally, note that a well-known homosexual researcher just very recently tried to hold a debate on the subject of whether people can be or are, born gay. His debate had to be canceled because the gay lobby rioted.

Does that tell you something?

Suffice this message as a bit of a seed to be planted in your mind. Doubt is painful but good for us in the end.

Thank you for your attention and have a very nice day!

Don Hank