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Highlands County August Meeting
You are invited to attend the Highlands County Republican Party August Meeting – Thursday, August 12th from 6:30 to 7:45 PM at the Sun N Lake Island View Restaurant banquet room in Sebring.
Our special Guest Speakers will be Juia DeLuce and Andy Secola from Students for Life.
Students for Life Mission Statement – STUDENTS FOR LIFE OF AMERICA EXISTS TO RECRUIT, TRAIN, AND MOBILIZE THE PRO-LIFE GENERATION TO ABOLISH ABORTION. Julia and Andy's presentation will cover the “Equal Access to Abortion Coverage” Act. We will go over what it is, how it directly negatively effects the American people, and what we as a community can do to put a stop to it.
Dinner (optional) will be available from the Island View menu and can be ordered from 5-6 PM. Members are requested to let our Secretary Judi Bentley know by phone or email if you will be unable to attend. Guests are invited and welcome. RSVPs with your name and contact info are encouraged and appreciated so that we can plan appropriately or notify you of any changes in schedule.
Bio for Julia DeLuce
Julia DeLuce grew up in Springfield, Missouri and studied Marketing and Sociopolitcal Communications during her time at Missouri State University.
When she was just in 7th grade, Julia found her calling in the pro-life movement while attending a Pro-Life Summit hosted by Students for Life. She knew after participating in her first of many National Marches and hearing from the amazing panelists and student leaders at the summit that she was to use her spunk and voice for the fight against abortion.
Julia led her group, Students for Life at Missouri State University, and she feels so honored to be able to show the same encouragement and leadership to the students of Florida that was demonstrated to her as a student by her Regional Coordinator.
Julia currently resides in Plant City, Florida and serves the Pro-Life Generation as Students for Life's Field Operations Coordinator. This work includes starting Students for Life groups across the country and promoting group health through strategic resources and relationships.
Bio for Andy Secola
Andy Secola grew up in Brookfield, Connecticut, and graduated from the University of Connecticut with a major in Communications and minor in Business Administration.
Prior to joining the Students for Life team, Andy spent much of his time growing in his faith through Catholic organizations such as Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, Crossroads4Christ, and St. Thomas Aquinas Center. He also spent a lot of time volunteering at the HDHM Ministry (a Christian non-profit) and HuskyTHON, a charity for children with cancer, where he led the University in fundraising.
With his Catholic upbringing, he has been pro-life from childhood onward. Although this was something he was passionate about, he didn’t initially see how it was possible to truly make a difference. It wasn’t until seeing the success of Students for Life that he decided to move on from his corporate business background and follow his passion by immersing himself in the pro-life movement.
Andy serves the Pro-Life Generation by working full time as Students for Life’s Florida Regional Coordinator. This work includes helping pass pro-life legislation, creating and growing pro-life groups on campuses, speaking at pro-life events, and educating future pro-life leaders to help in our fight to end the tragedy of abortion.