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Champions for Choice 2020 Honoree: Senator Kirsten Gillbrand
In 2006 Kirsten ran for Congress as an underdog for a seat held by a long-term Republican incumbent in a district with a 2-1 Republican majority. Unafraid of the uphill battle and determined to bring commonsense ideas to the table, Kirsten won her election with calls for congressional ethics reform, an end to the war in Iraq, and Medicare for All. Senator Gillibrand joined the Senate in 2009.
Champions for Choice Event Chair: Shannon Liss-Riordan
Shannon Liss-Riordan is NARAL MA’s 2020 Champions for Choice Event Chair. Shannon has been a women’s activist for almost 30 years, working with legendary Congresswoman and NARAL champion Bella Abzug after graduating college, and as a co-founder of the Third Wave feminist movement.
Shannon is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top plaintiffs’ class action employment lawyers. In 2009 she co-founded Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C., where she has reshaped industries through her pioneering successes representing tipped workers, employees misclassified as independent contractors, and low wage workers who have been denied overtime, minimum wage, and other wage protections.
Shannon is a former candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination to the U.S. Senate and Politico named her to its guide to the “Top 50 thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2016”.
Ellen Paradise Fisher Activism in Action Award Winner: Halle Jeremie
Halle Jeremie is a senior in the Honors program at Simmons University, where she is pursuing a double major in Political Science and Africana Studies with a minor in History. Halle is passionate about reproductive rights and historical disenfranchisement of women. She focuses her classwork and activism on ensuring accessible reproductive care to communities who have been historically marginalized. To learn more about Halle, click here.
As of 6/16/20
Ellen Paradise Fisher
Norma and Ben Shapiro
Mayor Martin J. Walsh
Landis Becker Young
State Senator Harriette Chandler
Nicki Nichols Gamble
Supporter ($25 – $999)
State Representative Christine Barber
Henrietta Robin Barnes
Tom and Daria Hart
State Representative Kevin Honan
State Representative David LeBoeuf
Miriam Dale Pichey
State Representative Dave Rogers
Mary Ellen Sikes
Laura Van Zandt
Marybeth Van Winter