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Tuesday, August 13, 2019
(303) 359-8519 or [email protected]
DENVER, CO – Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado will host their annual Champions of Choice event, celebrating local champions of reproductive health care, on August 15, 2019 in downtown Denver. The event will feature attorney Kathryn Kolbert and will honor Colorado State Representatives Yadira Caraveo, Susan Lontine, and Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg.
This event is open to members of the media upon RSVP.
WHO: Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado
WHAT: Champions of Choice, honoring the commitment of community members to protecting and expanding reproductive rights
WHERE: Downtown Denver, exact location provided upon RSVP
WHEN: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on August 15, 2019 (media should plan to arrive at 6:30 p.m. for interview opportunities)
Kathryn Kolbert is the Director of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies, Professor of Leadership Studies, and Professor of Professional Practice, Department of Political Science at Barnard College. In 1992, Kolbert argued the landmark case Planned Parenthood v. Casey before the U.S. Supreme Court and has been credited with saving Roe v. Wade with what Jeffrey Toobin has called "one of the most audacious litigation strategies in Supreme Court history.”
Yadira Caraveo is a first-term Representative from Adams County. In her first session, she carried legislation to make sure that Coloradans receive comprehensive human sexuality education, promoting consent in school curriculum, de-stigmatizing reproductive health care, and ensuring that Colorado schools are inclusive for LGBTQ+ students.
Representative Susan Lontine is a tireless champion for reproductive health care access. She serves as the Chair of the Health and Insurance Committee and on the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee.
Steve Fenberg was elected to the Colorado Senate in 2016 and currently serves as the Senate Majority Leader. He has focused on increasing voting access, advancing renewable energy adoption, and protecting civil and human rights, including banning the practice of gay conversion therapy and increasing access to talk therapy for youth.
Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado is a non-partisan, 501(c)(4) non-profit organization that engages in education and electoral activity, including legislative advocacy, voter education and grassroots organizing to promote Planned Parenthood’s mission.