Thank you so much to everyone who joined us in honoring
Congressman Joseph Kennedy III and State Senator Dan Wolf
2017 NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Men for Choice Award Recipients
Congressman Joseph Kennedy III has represented the Fourth Massachusetts District in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2013 and is a leader on issues that disproportionately affect women and families. In Congress, he introduced legislation to protect access to the full range of reproductive health care, as well as legislation to support survivors of domestic violence. Rep. Kennedy has consistently championed abortion access, co-sponsoring the groundbreaking EACH Woman Act, which would repeal the Hyde Amendmentís ban on Medicaid coverage of abortion care, and the Womenís Health Protection Act (WHPA), which combats state-level restrictions on abortion access. In October of 2015, Rep. Kennedy testified in the Massachusetts State House to aid the passage of the landmark Public Accommodations Law, which establishes anti-discrimination protections for transgender Bay Staters.
A consistent champion of reproductive health, rights, and autonomy, State Senator Dan Wolf represented the Cape and Islands Massachusetts Senate district from 2011-2017. While representing a district without a single abortion provider, Sen. Wolf took a leadership role in expanding access to abortion care in Massachusetts. In the 2015-2016 legislative session, he introduced a bill to combat deceptive, anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers, which outnumber abortion clinics 3:1 in Massachusetts. He also co-sponsored a bill to guarantee medically accurate sexual education in Massachusetts schools. As chair of the Labor and Workforce Development Committee, Sen. Wolf championed policies to ensure reproductive freedom and economic equity for all Bay Staters, including paid family and medical leave; workplace protections for pregnant workers; and an increased minimum wage in Massachusetts.
For questions about the event or about making a gift to NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, please contact Cassandra Euphrat Weston, Development Manager, at 617.556.8800 x11 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See below for information about past years' events:
Men for Choice 2016 - Honoring Mayor Martin J. Walsh
Men for Choice 2015 - Honoring State Representative Harold Naughton, Jr. (D-12th Worcester) and Mac D'Alessandro
Men for Choice 2014 - Honoring State Reps. Carl Sciortino (D-4th Middlesex) and Jim O'Day (D-14th Worcester)