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*In May, we canceled our 2020 Power of Choice Gala because of the pandemic.
We had hoped to re-schedule this signature event in the fall, but, unfortunately, it is still not safe to host in-person events; so, we are going virtual. 

Thank You to Our 10th Annual Power of Choice Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsor
Jeanne and Michael Morency
Diane M. Smith
Platinum Sponsor
Susan Dykstra, Dr. Lisa Kelly and Dr. Steve Wolf, Lee Roussel
Ruby Sponsor
Marshall Cesena, Brian Dixon, Jane and Jim Edmondson, Pam McCoach, Gwen and Jerry Paulson
Gold Sponsor
Andrea Bridgeman and Steve Parker, Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy,
Brian Devine, Karen DuVal, Mary Jane Gallagher,
K2D Strategies, Dr. Wendy Klein, Julie Lansaw Warin, Sam Alexander and Christine Larsen
Silver Sponsor
Nancy Bleeker, Stair Calhoun, Lori Carbonneau, George Chuzi and Toni Ianniello,
 Stacy Collins, DC Abortion Fund, Claudia Dwass Jeffers, Amy Eckert, Joel Foster,
Amy Friedrich-Karnik and Nik Karnik, Friends of Don Beyer, Sally Hill Cooper,
Dr. Sara Imershein, Herschel Kanter, Karin Kirchoff and Travis Johnson,
Elizabeth and Jan Lodal, Emily McCoy, John and Roma Sherman, Morsal Tahouni, Lynn Westine, Del. Kaye Kory, Holly Hazard

If you would like to become a sponsor, click here.

Virtual Event
Zoom Consultant
Special Instructions:
VIP Reception 6:30-7:00PM General Program 7:00-8:00PM

Join us for our tenth annual Power of Choice Gala!

We’ll be celebrating what we have accomplished together this past year and unveiling our 2021 legislative priorities. The Virginia General Assembly opens January 13th, and we will have the opportunity to pass legislation that will increase access to birth control and abortion care, but we can’t do it without you. Celebrate the victories of 2020 with us and get energized for 2021.

Schedule of events:

6:30 pm VIP Reception

7:00 pm General Reception

Special Guests:

Imani Gandy
Senior Editor of Law and Policy for Rewire News Group, where she covers law and courts and co-hosts the RNG podcast Boom! Lawyered. Imani also began and continues to write the Angry Black Lady Chronicles.

Margie Omero
Principal at the Democratic polling firm GBAO and has over 20 years of experience providing strategic advice using qualitative and quantitative research.

Senator Jennifer McClellan
Serves as Vice-Chair of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus. As the first House member to be pregnant while in office, Senator McClellan has been a fierce champion of reproductive rights, and a staunch advocate for Virginia’s children, and families throughout her years in the state legislature.

Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy
One of the first Black women to graduate from Virginia Military Institute, she has gone on to become a foster mom, a magistrate judge, a public defender, and a vocal champion for reproductive rights in the Commonwealth.

Terry McAuliffe
He served as the 73rd Democratic Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018. Currently, he is a CNN commentator, a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, and a bestselling author.

Mistress of Ceremonies:

Carolyn Fiddler
Communications Director for Daily Kos and has worked in communications and state politics for the better part of a decade, most recently as the national communications director at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC).

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