2018 Rose Day Rally
Oklahomans have an opportunity to express their belief in the sanctity of human life to their legislators during the 27th Annual Rose Day this February at the State Capitol.
Registration / Rose Distribution: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Rally: 11:45 a.m.
Location: House Chambers
Speaker: Kay Cole James
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. Roses will not be provided.
Rose Day Highlights:
- You will need to bring your own roses. Roses will not be provided.
- The south and east parking lots will provide ease of entry and exit.
- The Rose Day rally will be indoors and is free of charge.
- The rally will take place in the State House of Representatives chambers. Overflow seating is available in the State Senate chambers. Both are accessible from the 4th floor rotunda.
- Day of registration is available. Registration tables are located at all entrances into the 4th floor rotunda.
- You can find out your legislators at the event. Large posters will share where their offices are within the Capitol.
- This event is child friendly however childcare is not provided.
- Allow a bit of extra time to go through security.
2018 Rose Day Keynote Speaker
Kay Cole James, a graduate of Hampton University, has a rich history of service as a leader and manager on the local, state and federal levels of government under the administration of former U.S. president George H. W. Bush (1989-1993), former Virginia governor George Allen (1994-1998), and former U.S. president George W. Bush (2001-2009), and has served dozens of organizations in the corporate, nonprofit, and academic arenas. Mrs. James served under former president George H. W. Bush as associate director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and as assistant secretary for public affairs at the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. Mrs. James also served during that time as a senior fellow and director of The Citizenship Project at the Heritage Foundation, as dean of the School of Government at Regent University, as the senior vice president of the Family Research Council, and as the executive vice president and chief operating officer for One to One Partnership, a national umbrella organization for mentoring programs.
To read more about Kay Cole James you can find her speaker bio here.