Posted by Jenifer Bowen (October 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm)
After 2 dreary, rainy days in Iowa, the clouds parted and the sun came out, as if on cue, for the Stand Up for Freedom Rally in Des Moines on the steps of the Iowa State Capitol.
The crowd of about 120 were met with enthusiasm from pro-life student group speakers from Iowa State and Simpson colleges.
Jenifer Bowen, Iowa Right to Life, read a statement from Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds that they would always stand with us in protecting and promoting the religious freedoms of all people.Local candidates for both House and Senate addressed the crowd and urged everyone to exercise their freedom and vote their values.
The clarion call for those in attendance came from Monsignor Frank Chiodo who reminded us of our heritage and the cost for religious freedom.
Everyone enjoyed the weather and the speeches and most mingled around long after the rally talking with the speakers.