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The Defenders

Where would we be without our policy allies?  They ensure that women, men, and young people here and abroad have the tools for family planning and reproductive health care.  By supporting legislation and securing funding for programs, they look after our physical, mental, and economic well-being.   We have a long history of public engagement—fighting for suffrage, integration, and health care—and we need our Defenders to advance our causes.

Karen Bass

Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA),
U.S. Congresswoman
@RepKarenBass

Cory Booker

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ),
U.S. Congressman
@CoryBooker

Courtney Christian

Courtney Christian,
Director of Policy and Advocacy, Black Women's Health Imperative (BWHI)

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Dr. Regina Benjamin,
Former Surgeon General of the United States
@ReginaBenjamin

Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile, 
Political Analyst
@DonnaBrazile

Yvette Clarke

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY),
U.S. Congresswoman
@YvetteClarke

Donna Crews

Donna Crews,
Director, Government Affairs, AIDS United Public Policy Committee

Jotaka Eddy

Jotaka Eaddy,
Senior Advisor to the President and CEO & Senior Director, Voting Rights, NAACP
@JotakaEaddy

Marcia Fudge

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH),
U.S. Congresswoman and Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus
 @RepMarciaFudge  @OfficialCBC

Samantha Gordon

Samantha Gordon,
Director, Public Affairs, NARAL Pro-Choice America
@SamanthaGGordon

Sabrina Hersi Issa

Sabrina Hersi Issa,
CEO, Be Bold Media

Robin Kelly

Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL),
U.S. Congresswoman
@Robin42CD

Sheila Jackson Lee

Rep. Sheila Jackson
Lee (D-TX),
U.S. Congresswoman
@JacksonLeeTX18

Jessica Marcella

Jessica Marcella,
Senior Director, Federal Affairs at The National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA)

Mimi Spalding

Marisa “Mimi” Spalding,
Public Policy Manager, Physicians for Reproductive Health

Marc Veasey

Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX),
U.S. Congressan
@MarcVeasey

Helene Gayle

Helene Gayle,
President and CEO of CARE
@Helene_Gayle

Anton Gunn

Anton Gunn,
Director of External Affairs in the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
@AntonJGunn

Valerie Jarrett

Valeri Jarrett,
Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama

Kristine Kippins

Kristine Kippins,
Federal Policy Counsel, Center for Reproductive Rights

Caya Lewis

Caya Lewis,
Counselor to the Secretary for Science and Public Health, U.S. Department of Health Human Services

Barack Obama

Barack Obama,
President of the United States of America 
@BarackObama

Jamila Taylor

Jamila Taylor,
Senior Policy Advisor, IPAS