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Friday, August 1, 2008

Planned Parenthood Honors Illinois Champions for Choice

Hundreds of Planned Parenthood staff members from affiliates around the country recently met for the annual Organizing and Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. The three-day conference in July entailed intensive training and planning and provided staff with a unique opportunity to work together and learn from each others experiences in various states. From e-organizers, to CEOs, to Volunteer Coordinators - everyone came together to celebrate past achievements and prepare for future successes in reproductive choice!

At the conference, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America presented the inaugural “Stand Up for Planned Parenthood Hill Staffer of the Year Award” to Cathy Hurwit, chief of staff for Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL). Cathy has been involved with health policy for 30 years and has been a key ally, exceptional strategist, and passionate advocate for Planned Parenthood priorities. Check out this photo of Cathy (left) with Pam Sutherland (right), Vice President for Public Policy of Planned Parenthood of IL.

In addition, the Planned Parenthood Republicans for Choice® Senator Barry Goldwater Award was presented to the Honorable Mark Kirk (R-IL) for his ongoing leadership on choice issues. Congressman Kirk (below) has been a true champion on women's health issues and has courageously stood up for women and their families.

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