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U.S. Senator Ron Wyden Named 2018 "Pro-Choice Champion"

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden Named 2018 "Pro-Choice Champion"

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon will honor U.S. Senator Ron Wyden as its "2018 Pro-Choice Champion." The award will be presented at the 2018 Courageous Voice Breakfast with keynote speaker Sonya Renee Taylor on Wednesday, May 30th in Portland.

Every year, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon presents the Marilyn Epstein Pro-Choice Champion Award to recognize a leader who goes above and beyond in advocating for women's and reproductive healthcare issues. The award has previously honored State Representative Mary Nolan (2011), Secretary of State (now Governor) Kate Brown (2012), Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum (2013), U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (2014), Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy (2015) and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (2016). Last year's award went to the chief sponsors of the Reproductive Health Equity Act: House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson; State Representatives Jeff Barker and Julie Fahey; and State Senators Laurie Monnes Anderson and Richard Devlin.

"Senator Wyden has been a leader in fighting against this administration's agenda of discrimination and attacks on Planned Parenthood," said Becca Uherbelau, Board Chair for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon. "As the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, he understands that women's health issues are economic issues. Now more than ever, we are so grateful for leaders like Senator Wyden who will not back down in the face of attacks on our rights and our bodies."

Throughout his tenure in the nation's capital, Senator Wyden has courageously stood up for reproductive freedom time and time again:

The 2018 Courageous Voice Breakfast will take place from 7:30-9am Wednesday, May 30th at Hilton Portland Downtown, 921 SW Sixth Ave. This year's keynote speaker is Sonya Renee Taylor, an award-winning performance poet and body-positivity activist. Tickets are available here.

Posted on April 9, 2018 in News.
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