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AMY HAGSTROM MILLER

Amy Hagstrom Miller, the founder and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health, has worked in abortion care since 1989. Whole Woman’s Health provides comprehensive gynecology services—including abortion care—in Baltimore, Fort Worth, Las Cruces, McAllen, Minneapolis, Peoria, and San Antonio. Two of her clinics, in Austin and Beaumont, were forced to close after Texas passed the law currently under challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court (Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt). In addition to providing holistic, compassionate care, Amy is an advocate, partnering with the National Institute in Texas and Minnesota to fight for abortion access, and is the founder of Shift, a non-profit organization that builds community power to transform the political and cultural landscape around abortion and reproductive health. She is the past president of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers and the Abortion Care Network.

PAUL, WEISS, RIFKIND, WHARTON & GARRISON LLP

Paul, Weiss is a firm of more than 900 lawyers with diverse backgrounds, personalities, ideas, and interests who collaboratively provide innovative solutions to clients’ most critical and complex legal and business challenges. Its lawyers represent the largest publicly and privately held corporations and investors in the world, as well as clients in need of pro bono assistance. Paul, Weiss is known for its unwavering dedication to representing those in need and advocating for the expansion and protection of civil and human rights. In its decades-long commitment to women’s reproductive health and justice, the firm has litigated a number of cases to protect women’s access to abortions and filed several important amicus briefs, including most recently to the Supreme Court in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The firm’s pro bono work, including on behalf of reproductive rights, has yielded legal victories that have improved the lives of many in our community and our nation.

AMALGAMATED BANK

Amalgamated Bank was established in 1923 by the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union—a union comprising mostly women—to provide banking services to low−wage workers who were refused service by other banks. Today, it is the largest majority union−owned bank in the country and an advocate for progressive social issues such as raising the minimum wage, equal access to health care, and workers’ rights. In 2013, Amalgamated provided a line of credit—when no other institution would—to the Trust Women Foundation in Kansas, a critical factor in enabling them to reopen the Wichita abortion clinic after the murder of Dr. George Tiller. That facility—as well as a second clinic opening in Oklahoma in 2016—will provide thousands of women with access to abortion and other reproductive health services with dignity in a caring, supportive environment. At Amalgamated, its core principle is that the real currency of banking isn’t dollars—it’s trust.

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH works to increase access to reproductive health care by changing public policy, galvanizing public support, and normalizing women’s decisions to have abortions and use contraception. Since 2008, the National Institute has partnered with more than 100 organizations in 46 localities and 35 states.

THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACTION FUND (formerly NARAL Pro-Choice New York*) conducts legislative and political advocacy to protect and advance reproductive health, rights, and justice in New York and supports partner advocacy in states and cities nationwide. The Campaign for a Pro-Choice New York, a project of the National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund, is the state’s foremost pro-choice political and advocacy organization.

TOGETHER, we apply the political and policy acuity we’ve honed in New York to our groundbreaking work with partners in states and cities across the country—including both independent and affiliated organizations—and the strategies that have been successful in other states and cities back home in New York.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Audrey Spiegel, Chair
Raquel Levin, Treasurer
Jill Braufman, Secretary
Lissa Hirsch
Robert Jaffe
Kathleen McHugh
Laura Ross, M.D.
Laura Scheuer
Heidi Sieck
Nancy Silverman
Felicia Taylor
Donna Bascom, Ex officio

THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR REPRODUCTIVE
HEALTH ACTION FUND

(formerly NARAL Pro-ChoiceNew York*)
Donna Bascom, Chair
Shirley Gordon, Treasurer
Bob Fertik, Secretary
Daniel J. Brooks
Kim Chirls
Debra Cooper
Sarah Kovner
Raquel Levin
Christine Quinn
Audrey Spiegel, Ex officio

Champions of Choice 2016

Co-Chairs
Donna Bascom Lawrence Benenson Jill Braufman Kristen Dickey Audrey Gruss Kathleen McHugh
Margaret Munzer Loeb Christine Quinn Laura Ross, M.D.
Nancy Silverman Audrey Spiegel Felicia Taylor

Host Committee
Daniel J. Brooks Kim and Richard Chirls Roxanne Donovan
Carole Eisner Bob Fertik and Antonia Stolper Caroline Hirsch Sarah Kovner
Linda Lloyd Lambert Raquel Levin Margot MacNabb Nederlander Fiona Rudin Heidi L. Sieck Allison Stern

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*The National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund, Inc. is not affiliated with NARAL Pro-Choice America. “NARAL” and “NARAL PRO-CHOICE AMERICA” are trademarks of NARAL Pro-Choice America.