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NARAL PCM to Honor Congressman Joseph Kennedy III and State Senator Dan Wolf for Leadership on Reproductive Freedom at “Men for Choice” Event
Boston, MA – NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts will host its fourth annual "Men for Choice” event on Feb. 8, 2017 from 6-8pm at Carrie Nation Cocktail Club in downtown Boston in celebration of men holding political office who have demonstrated a commitment to reproductive freedom. This year’s event will honor Congressman Joseph Kennedy III and former State Senator Dan Wolf for their work as proven champions for women and families at the state and federal levels.
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Executive Director Rebecca Hart Holder said, "In a climate of unprecedented attacks on reproductive rights at the federal level, it is more important than ever for Massachusetts to take the lead on defending reproductive freedom. We are excited to celebrate the pro-choice champions whose leadership in the Bay State has advanced the movement for reproductive rights. Congressman Joseph Kennedy III and State Senator Dan Wolf have been exceptional and bold leaders in expanding reproductive freedom, and we are honored to have an opportunity to recognize them.”
Congressman Joseph Kennedy III was a champion for passing Massachusetts’ landmark Public Accommodations Law, which establishes anti-discrimination protections for transgender Bay Staters. In Congress, he has prioritized reproductive freedom and issues impacting women and families, including co-sponsoring the EACH Woman Act and introducing legislation to combat domestic violence. More recently, he has been a leading voice opposing the anti-woman priorities of the Trump administration.
Former State Senator Dan Wolf introduced groundbreaking legislation to combat deceptive, anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers in Massachusetts. Throughout his six years representing the Cape and Islands State Senate District, he consistently championed policies to ensure reproductive freedom and economic equity for all Bay Staters, such as medically accurate sexuality education, paid family leave, and protections for pregnant workers.