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Power of Choice 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
CEB Waterview Conference Center
1919 N. Lynn Street, Arlington, VA 22209
(near Rosslyn Metrorail station)
Join us at our fifth annual signature event celebrating our work to protect and advance reproductive freedom in Virginia!
We’ll be recognizing the power and importance of reproductive rights and health care access, celebrating our recent achievements, and kicking off our fight to elect and protect pro-choice state lawmakers during this critical General Assembly election year.
Enjoy a cocktail reception with the Waterview Conference Center's stunning views of the Potomac, hear from our special guests and join us in honoring our annual award recipients, and bid in a silent auction, all while enjoying the company of your fellow pro-choice Virginians and political leaders!
Special Guest Speaker
Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph S. Northam
The Aggie Wolf Defender of Choice Award honoree: Delegate Patrick A. Hope
In his five years representing Arlington, Delegate Hope has stood up for reproductive rights and justice in the anti-choice House of Delegates, particularly as a member of the Committee for Courts of Justice and Committee on Health, Welfare, and Institutions. During the 2015 session, he led on a successful budget amendment to compensate victims of Virginia’s program of forced sterilization between 1924-1979. He also introduced HB 2287, the "Bad Bosses Bill,” to prohibit an employer from discriminating against employees for their reproductive health care decisions. In past years, he has introduced legislation to repeal targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP). Delegate Hope has also been a leader in ongoing work to end the unnecessary shackling of pregnant and birthing inmates in Virginia prisons.
The Outstanding Advocate for Choice Award honoree: Wendy S. Klein, MD, MACP
A Richmond-based physician and women’s health expert, Dr. Klein is a dedicated and outspoken advocate for reproductive rights and health care access. She has frequently testified and provided official public comment to Virginia General Assembly committees, the state Board of Health, and other policymakers. She advises NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia and other advocates, and has mobilized Virginia medical professionals to speak out against politically-motivated targeted regulations on abortion providers (TRAP). Dr. Klein is Associate Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, a co-founder of the VCU Institute for Women’s Health, and founding past president of VCU Women in Science, Dentistry & Medicine (WISDM).
Plus, bid in our silent auction with items including vacation home stays in Cape Cod, the Virgin Islands, and the Dominican Republic; handmade jewelry and art; spa and massage packages; Virginia winery packages, and more!
"Choice Power Couple" discount
2 tickets for $150
For current GEM for Choice sustaining members
For students/young professionals under 35
Show you or your organization's outstanding support for NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia by becoming a sponsor and making Power of Choice – and our work throughout the year – possible.
All sponsors will be invited to a pre-event VIP meet-and-greet; be listed on our website, invitation, and program; and be recognized at the event.
|Diamond Sponsor||$2,500||8 tickets||Reserved seating; option of program advertisement|
|Platinum Sponsor||$1,000||6 tickets||Reserved seating; option of program advertisement|
|Gold Sponsor||$500||4 tickets||Option of program advertisement|
|Silver Sponsor||$250||2 tickets|
|Young Leader Sponsor (under 35)||$100||2 student/young professional tickets|
Thank you to our 2015 Power of Choice Sponsors!
Amy Eckert ● Mary Jane Gallagher ● Jamie Lockhart ● Drs. Steve Wolf & Lisa Kelly
Sally Hill Cooper ● Brian Dixon ● Falls Church Healthcare Center ● Pam McCoach ● Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam ● Steve Parker & Andrea Bridgeman
Ward Armstrong and Whitney Armstrong ● Jennifer Boysko ● Catholics for Choice ● Pamela F. Cipriano ● The DC Abortion Fund ● Senator Barbara Favola ● Feminist Majority Foundation ● Elizabeth & Bill Fogarty ● Rebecca & Brandon Gotwalt ● Angela Guzman ● H & W Printing ● Betty Livingston ● Delegate Alfonso Lopez ● Delegate Kathleen Murphy ● Delegate Sam Rasoul ● Adam Pawlus ● The VA Latina Advocacy Network of NLIRH ● Delegate Vivian Watts ● Women's Information Network (WIN)
Young Leader Sponsors:
Andrea Gleaves ● Kristen & Brian Hayden Safdie ● Xenia F. Ruiz & Joseph B. Cortina
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (571) 970-2603 with any questions.