Champions of Choice Award Luncheon 2017

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HONORING

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Teen Vogue is the destination for the next generation of influencers. We educate, enlighten, and empower young women, arming them with all they need to lead stylish and informed lives. Teen Vogue, launched in February 2003, publishes 4 issues a year, has a circulation of more than 1 million, and delivers 27 million-plus monthly impressions through a combination of print, TeenVogue.com, more than 15 social media platforms, and a robust video channel. Over the past two years, Teen Vogue has dramatically increased its coverage of American politics, providing its readers with reporting and groundbreaking analysis on issues of abortion and reproductive rights, social justice, and feminism. In an ever-changing media landscape, Teen Vogue stands out as a strong new voice for women of all ages.

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Amy Brenneman is an award-winning actress, writer, producer, and activist. A founding member of the Cornerstone Theater Company, which specializes in original theater centered on themes of social justice, Amy created and starred in Judging Amy, based on the work of her mother, The Honorable Frederica Brenneman. Other TV: NYPD Blue, Frasier, Private Practice, and The Leftovers on HBO. Film: Heat, Friends and Neighbors, and Casper. A long-time advocate for reproductive rights, gun control, and childhood education, Amy spoke publicly about her own abortion in an amicus brief in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the 2016 U.S. Supreme Court case striking down Texas’s TRAP law restricting abortion access. For her activist work, Amy has been honored by Women in Film, The Feminist Majority, The Brady Center, the League of Women Voters, the California State Assembly, the National Children’s Alliance, the Chime Institute, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the Help Group, and the Producer’s Guild of America, among others.

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Since 1976, the Feminist Women’s Health Center in Atlanta, GA has sought to “put women’s health in women’s hands” by empowering clients to make the best health care decisions for themselves through legislative advocacy, community education, and direct services. Feminist Center is committed to a vision of judgment free reproductive healthcare and access for all. In addition to offering abortions as part of comprehensive reproductive health care, the Feminist Center works to overcome barriers to services for traditionally underserved women and communities. Using an intersectional reproductive justice approach, the Feminist Center’s services and programs aim to meet the unique needs of people of color, low-income, Spanish-speaking, immigrant, refugee, and LGBTQQI clients. Services are frequently offered with sliding scale fees or other discounts since many clients are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicaid. More than a health care provider, the Feminist Center has been an advocacy leader at the Georgia state capitol for the past two decades, bringing the voices of women, all the clients it serves, and clinicians into the public debate on reproductive policy and law.

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EVENT LEADERSHIP

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Co-Chairs
Donna Bascom Lawrence Benenson Jill Braufman
Kim and Richard Chirls Kristen Dickey Audrey Gruss Kathleen McHugh
Margaret Munzer Loeb Jenny Price Christine Quinn
Laura Ross, M.D. Nancy Silverman Audrey Spiegel

Host Committee
Daniel J. Brooks Debra Cooper Bob Fertik and Antonia Stolper
Karen Olin Heimann and Joshua G. Heimann Lissa Hirsch
Julie F. Kay Sarah Kovner Fiona Rudin Sharon Weinberg

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

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The National Institute for Reproductive Health works to increase access to reproductive health care by changing public policy, galvanizing public support, and normalizing women’s decisions to have abortions and use contraception. Since 2008, the National Institute has provided nearly $3 million in direct grants, and millions more in hands-on support, to more than 145 organizations in 37 states and 50 localities. In 2017, we are working with partners in 22 states, including in 11 localities.

The National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund conducts political advocacy and electoral engagement to protect and advance reproductive health, rights, and justice in New York and supports partners to do the same in states and cities nationwide.

Together, we do more than just push back against restrictions on abortion and contraception; we push forward in pursuit of a society in which everyone has the freedom and ability to control their reproductive and sexual lives.

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BOARDS OF DIRECTORS

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

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NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR
REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACTION FUND

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Heidi L. Sieck, Chair
Raquel Levin, Treasurer
Laura Ross, M.D., Secretary
Kim Chirls, Ex officio
Jill Braufman
Lissa Hirsch
Robert Jaffe
Julie F. Kay
Kathleen McHugh
Laura Scheuer
Nancy Silverman
Audrey Spiegel

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Kim Chirls, Chair
Shirley Gordon, Treasurer
Bob Fertik, Secretary
Heidi L. Sieck, Ex officio
Donna Bascom
Daniel J. Brooks
Debra Cooper
Karen Heimann
Sarah Kovner
Raquel Levin
Christine Quinn
Sharon Weinberg

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