I'm proud to have a 100% pro-choice rating from Maryland NARAL!
I'm proud to announce that I received a 100% pro-choice rating from Maryland NARAL!
Being a champion for choice is a strong part of my background. I chaired the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington (PPMW), leading the organization through major political attacks and other challenges so that we could continue to provide health care to women, men, and teens throughout the region. I also chaired the Board of the PPMW Action Fund, our advocacy arm.
In 2006, after the FDA put politics over science with respect to women’s health, I founded and co-chaired the Maryland Coalition for Emergency Contraception to promote over-the-counter availability of EC in Maryland. I was a member of the founding Steering Committee of the Maryland Women’s Coalition for Health Care Reform (now Consumer Health First). And I worked on reproductive rights issues as a legislative aide to Senator Sharon Grosfeld (D18).
I also served as president of the Montgomery County Commission for Women, engaging legislators, community members and other stakeholders to champion issues of vital concern for women and girls – including production of publications on single mothers and poverty, domestic workers’ rights, and sexual assault.
As County Councilmember, I'll continue to be an advocate for women and families.