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Holiday Luncheon Fundraiser: Women’s Reproductive Freedoms and How CA is Leading the Fight

Womens reproductive freedoms how ca is leading the fight featuring shannon olivieri hovis
Please join the League of Women Voters of Piedmont on Friday, December 2, 2022, at 11am for our first in-person event and fundraiser since 2019! This annual holiday luncheon will feature guest speaker Shannon Olivieri Hovis, Director of NARAL Pro‑Choice California. She will speak about the current state of reproductive rights in the country and how California is leading the fight to protect this critical right in light of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade. 

When: Friday,  December 2, at 11 am 
Where: Piedmont Community Hall, 711 Highland Avenue, Piedmont CA 94611

Lunch will be served:  $40 members and $45 guests. Online registration for this event is now closed. You may register at the door on the day of the event, however, we cannot guarantee a box lunch for you. There will be snacks, coffee, and drinks available.

This year has been the worst year for reproductive freedom on record. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to abortion and allowing states to enforce total and extreme bans on abortion. This decision eviscerated federal constitutional protections for abortion access, sending a clear and terrifying message to Americans: Our freedom to determine if, when, and how to start or grow a family is now gone for many people across the country. Emboldened by the Supreme Court decision, anti-choice lawmakers are racing to ban abortion in roughly half of the United States, with more than a dozen states already enforcing total or extreme bans.

California is proudly leading the fight to protect and expand access for all people. California has long played an outsized role in ensuring that all people can access the critical abortion care they need. Even before Roe v. Wade was overturned, California was home to 1 in 4 healthcare facilities in the country that provide abortion care. Now, as providers and clinics in states all across the United States are forced to stop providing care, that percentage is increasing exponentially.

This event will be the first fundraiser and first in-person event for the League of Women Voters of Piedmont in three years. Please come and support the League’s work!

More about our speaker: 
Shannon Olivieri Hovis (she/her) is a policy expert and political strategist who has spent her career fighting for civil and human rights, with fifteen years of experience in state and local government, the classroom, electoral campaigns, and mission-driven advocacy.   She joined NARAL Pro-Choice California as the Assistant Director in July 2018 and became the Director in April 2019.  While at NARAL Pro-Choice California,  Shannon played a critical role on the California Future of Abortion Council, leading a legislative package of 16 bills in 2022, including a constitutional amendment to specifically enshrine the right to abortion and contraception in the California state Constitution. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Social Sciences and Theatre from the University of Southern California, a Master of Science for Teachers from Pace University, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.

COVID-19 Precautions: 
We will be following the Alameda County Public Health Department guidance based on the community transmission rates for COVID-19. The indoor space will be well ventilated and the number of attendees is limited. Weather permitting, we will provide outdoor tables for those who prefer not to eat indoors. Masks are encouraged when not eating. You also have the option of purchasing your ticket without a meal so you may leave your mask on for the entire event. Please stay home if you are sick on the day of the event or have tested positive for COVID-19 within five days of the event. If you are unable to attend because of illness, please reach out to us at to request a refund. Thank you for helping to keep our community healthy.

Friday, December 2, 2022, 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM
Piedmont Community Hall
711 Highland Ave.
Piedmont, CA  94611
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