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[Release] March for Life taps Colorado Christian University to co-lead pro-life rally; over 180 CCU students to march Friday, Jan. 24

Jan. 21, 2020
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Over 180 Colorado Christian University (CCU) students are traveling from Colorado to Washington, D.C., this week as CCU prepares for its role as the official university-leader of the 2020 National March for Life, Friday, Jan. 24. CCU is no stranger to Washington, D.C., given the extensive reach of the university’s public policy think tank The Centennial Institute.

Participating alongside the students is the university President Donald W. Sweeting, various members of the university faculty, trustees, alumni, and friends of The Centennial Institute. Delegates among the student representatives are available to meet with leaders throughout the nation’s capital, including with members of the press.

“The record number of young people from CCU, and all over the country, attending this year’s March for Life will clearly demonstrate what many of us have been saying for a long time —  that the younger generations are more pro-life,” says Jeff Hunt, Executive Director of The Centennial Institute. “Young people are leading the pro-life movement, and rejecting the lies of the past that a child in a mother’s womb is simply a clump of cells that can be discarded. These students are caring for mothers, demonstrating alternatives to abortion, and may very well be the generation to overturn Roe vs. Wade.”

CCU has an “overwhelming pro-life culture,” according to campus leaders who point toward a robust campus ministry, CCU for Life, which routinely serves women facing the decision to abort their baby or not and works within and outside of the State of Colorado to reform abortion policies.

Throughout the course of their time in Washington, students will attend the annual March for Life conference, meet U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, members of media, tour Washington, D.C., and join hundreds of thousands of Americans in the March for Life on Friday.

The students will also participate in the annual CCU President’s Dinner to be held Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Museum of the Bible, and the March for Life’s Rose Dinner on Friday, January 24.

MEDIA INQUIRIES: to request an interview with CCU President Dr. Don Sweeting, Centennial Institute Executive Director Jeff Hunt or members of the student delegation in DC for March for Life, email or call 202.810.5530.

The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University works to enhance public understanding of the most important issues relating to faith, family and freedom. As part of this endeavor, the Institute focuses its efforts on conducting research, analyzing public policy options and sponsoring seminars, conferences, and other activities that involve students, faculty, staff and outside experts.


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Colorado Christian University is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. Founded in 1914, CCU is the flagship Christian university in the Rocky Mountain region. A leader in higher education, the University is consistently ranked in the top two percent of colleges nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

CCU offers undergraduate and graduate degrees for traditional and adult students through its College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 8,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online. CCU is an NCAA Division II university in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC)