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Breakfast of Pro-Choice Champions!

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On Sunday, hundreds of pro-choice bloggers and activists took to the Internet to share the ways in which they planned to help elect pro-choice champions this year.

This morning, NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC took one key step toward making 2012 a year of pro-choice victories at the polls.

NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC is proud to endorse 20 of the greatest champions of choice in the U.S. House of Representatives.


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From California:

Rep. Lois Capps 
Rep. Judy Chu 
Rep. Barbara Lee 
Rep. Nancy Pelosi 
Rep. Jackie Speier 
Rep. Henry Waxman

From Colorado:

Rep. Diana DeGette

From Connecticut:

Rep. Rosa DeLauro

From Florida:

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

From Illinois:

Rep. Mike Quigley 
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

From Maryland:

Rep. Donna Edwards 
Rep. Steny Hoyer

From my home state of New York:

Rep. Joe Crowley 
Rep. Steve Israel 
Rep. Nita Lowey 
Rep. Carolyn Maloney 
Rep. Jerry Nadler 
Rep. Louise Slaughter

From Wisconsin:

Rep. Gwen Moore

These 20 pro-choice heroes have consistently stood up against the anti-choice House leadership's War on Women.

In addition, NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC proudly endorses two other pro-choice champions from the House who will take their support of women's freedom and privacy to the U.S. Senate:

Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin and Rep. Shelley Berkley of Nevada

Here's what Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said at a breakfast honoring these pro-choice leaders:

Our priority is to elect pro-choice champions and defeat opponents of women's freedom and privacy. We are prepared for campaign battle in 2012 and will mobilize our one million member activists in support of candidates who will stand with our allies in countering legislative attacks on a woman's right to choose.

Twenty-two pro-choice champions, and 22 more ways we'll stop the War on Women in 2012.

Paid for by NARAL Pro-Choice America, www.ProChoiceAmerica.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

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The first state NARAL Pro-Choice America visited during its multi-state Vision to Win tour was Montana. We blogged about our many adventures, including the uber-adorable Mabel - the unofficial pro-choice mascot of Montana.

Well now, the Vision to Win tour is hitting the streets of Maryland for a round table with young, pro-choice activists tonight and a really exciting event on Thursday, Privacy After Dark. Here's more information on this exciting event, which features NARAL Pro-Choice America policy director, Donna Crane, and Rep. Donna Edwards (MD-04):

Do you care about reproductive rights? You are not alone! Please join NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland and your pro-choice neighbors at Hyattsville's Hank's Tavern and Eats for a lively evening of good food, networking, and discussion about the future of reproductive politics in the states and on Capitol Hill at "Privacy After Dark: Your Body, Your Business."

Our special guest for this event will be one of our movement's top defenders of choice in Congress--our own Donna Edwards who represents Maryland's 4th Congressional District. In addition, we are also proud to be joined by one of our country's leading experts on choice legislation, Donna Crane, policy director for NARAL Pro-Choice America.

In recent years, President Bush's Supreme Court nominees have voted to weaken Roe v. Wade. This means more and more decisions about abortion, privacy, birth control, and other reproductive rights issues will be left to the states. Please join us for a fun and exciting evening as we discuss how to ensure that future generations of Maryland women will be able to exercise their right to choose.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online. We hope to see you there!


What is Vision to Win, and is it coming to my state?

NARAL Pro-Choice America is embarking on the Vision to Win tour across the country, from Connecticut to Montana.

The Vision to Win tour is a partnership with our state affiliates to further engage young grassroots leaders and elected officials in the efforts to protect choice.

Get your tickets to a Vision to Win tour event in your state:

Maryland

August 12: "Privacy After Dark: Your Body, Your Business" event with Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-Maryland).

Wisconsin

August 17: Wine and Choice event in Madison
August 18: Wine and Choice event in Milwaukee

Connecticut

October 1: Hartford, Gala/Auction Event
October 2: New Haven, Young Millennial Leaders Roundtable
October 3: Ridgefield, Luncheon with Betsy Thompson and Rep. Jim Hines

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