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The Power of Choice 2014
Join NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia for our fourth annual
The Power of Choice
gala celebration and awards presentation
Thursday, May 29, 2014,7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Waterview Conference Center, 1919 N. Lynn Street, Arlington, Virginia
(near Rosslyn Metrorail station)
Enjoy food, drink, and the Waterview Conference Center's stunning views of the Potomac as you mingle with our members, activists and political allies. Celebrate and support our work together to protect and advance reproductive freedom in Virginia!
Featuring special guest speaker
The Honorable Mark R. Herring
Attorney General of Virginia
The Aggie Wolf Defender of Choice Award to Senator Mamie Locke
In Senator Locke's ten years in the state Senate, she has been a champion for reproductive rights and women's health, particularly as a pro-choice voice on the Senate Education and Health Committee. During the 2014 General Assembly session, she introduced two pro-active bills: SB 617 to repeal the 2012 mandatory ultrasound law, and SB 618 to end Virginia's ban on insurance plans that cover abortion being sold in healthcare exchanges. Senator Locke represents parts of Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, and York County.
The Outstanding Advocate for Choice Award to Lianne Best
Lianne, a resident of the city of Manassas, has been a dedicated advocate for reproductive health care access in her city, including alerting NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia to the introduction of a local zoning ordinance targeting abortion providers there and working with us to organize Manassas residents to contact the City Council.
And a special Steadfast Supporter Award to retiring Congressman Jim Moran for his over two decades of representing Virginia's 8th Congressional District with pro-choice votes in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Also at this year's Power of Choice:
Enter our raffle drawing for a chance to win
Lunch for four with Virginia's Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam!
(Raffle tickets for sale at the event $20/each; drawing at end of the event program)
Bid in our Silent Auction on items including:
Hand-painted antique furniture ● 4-night stay in a Cape Cod vacation home ● Basket of Virginia wine and wine tasting packages at local vineyards ● Jewelry and accessories ● Baseball tickets ● Theater tickets ●
Custom web design services ● Salon hair cut & color ● and more!
Doors open 7:00 pm for main reception, program begins around 7:30 ●
Business attire ● Venue is wheelchair accessible
Pre-event online ticket sales are now closed.
Remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.
General Admission (1 ticket): $100 each
"Choice Power Couple” (2 tickets): $150
Discounted tickets for current GEM for Choice monthly donors: $75 eachDiscounted Student/Young Professional under 35 ticket: $40 each
Show you or your organization's outstanding support by sponsoring The Power of Choice. Sponsors are listed on the invitation and event materials, recognized at the event, and receive admission for themselves and their guests to the pre-event VIP meet-and-greet with speakers and honorees.
Diamond Level -- $2,500, 10 tickets with reserved seating, option of advertisement in programPlatinum Level -- $1,000, 6 tickets with reserved seating, option of advertisement in programGold Level -- $500, 4 tickets, option of advertisement in programSilver Level -- $250, 2 ticketsYoung Leader Level -- $100, 2 tickets (for individuals under 35 years old)
Thank you to our sponsors!