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About Reality of Roe Action Hours: NARAL members in states across the country will host Reality of Roe Action Hours in September and October to educate and mobilize their family, friends, and communities. During these Action Hours, volunteers just like you will bring people together to learn about the lay of the land around abortion access — including threats and opportunities — take immediate action, and plan for what’s next.
Anti-choice activists have been going after Roe for 46 years – and we all need to work together to stop them now before it’s too late!
For more than a decade, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota has trained clinic escort volunteers who help women safely into their local abortion provider. Clinic escorts are a friendly face and a safe barrier between patients and the anti-choice protesters who harass patients outside of clinics. NARAL has trained hundreds of volunteers for our Minneapolis and Robbinsdale clinics – and we’re inviting you to become one of them. Join us on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019, at our office in St. Paul for a clinic escort training. You’ll learn the history of clinic escorting, the logistics of working with providers, and how to handle clinic protesters. After the training, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up for specific escorting dates. Clinic escort shifts take place Monday – Saturday at varying times in the morning and last approximately two hours. We ask all clinic escorts to commit to at least one shift per month.
Join us on Thursday, October 10th at the Profile Event Center for our annual Power of Choice celebration. We’re delighted to have local author and activist Robin Marty as our special guest and keynote speaker.
Robin is an author, activist, and journalist who covers abortion and the fight for reproductive freedom. She is co-author of Crow After Roe: How “Separate But Equal” Has Become the New Standard In Women’s Health and How We Can Change That, and more recently published Handbook for a Post-Roe America—a user guide to understanding the looming changes to reproductive rights laws and getting the health care we need— by any means necessary. She’s been featured in Cosmopolitan, Politico, the Guardian, Rolling Stone, and more.
At 6:00, our Gold level ticket holders are invited to an intimate cocktail hour in a private lounge area to meet and mingle with Robin.
At 7:00, Silver level ticket holders will have the opportunity to get their copy of Handbook for a Post-Roe America autographed by Robin at a VIP book signing.
Doors for the main event open at 6:00 pm. The Silent Auction begins at 6:00 and closes at 7:30 with the start of the speaker program. All proceeds from the silent auction go to the NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota Foundation.
5:30 Doors open for Gold ticket holders
6:00—6:45 Exclusive cocktail hour with Robin
6:00 Doors open for Silver and Bronze ticket holders
6:00—7:30 Silent auction
7:00—7:30 Book signing with Robin
7:30—8:40 Speaker program and gala
*Heavy appetizers will be served beginning at 6:30 pm.