NEW PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
The fall season is here and year-end approaches – a family-oriented season. I’d like to take a moment to thank each of you, our Citizens for Choice family: our board, workers, volunteers, donors and other pro-choice supporters. Special appreciation goes to our partners at Women’s Health Specialists, which staffs and operates our Grass Valley clinic. And to our new Outreach workers, Samantha and Debra – two outstanding additions to our team. Thank you for all you are doing to advance reproductive health, rights and justice. Each in your own way, you have earned our community’s gratitude.
And mine. Whether you’re contributing countless hours as a volunteer board member, devoting skills and expertise to specialized tasks, or giving as generously as you can to our cause, you are the energy and sustenance that keep us (and me) going. You enable us to devote ourselves to our mission: so that our community members and fellow citizens are able to make their own decisions and choices about their sexual and reproductive lives.
So, thanks to you all for supporting us as we strive to accomplish our mission by:
- providing reproductive health access at The Clinic!,
- conducting educational and outreach activities to inform our community about the Clinic!, reproductive health and public policy, and
- advocating for laws and policies that promote reproductive justice and health access.
I invite you to learn more about all that we are currently doing. Check out the rest of this newsletter.
And finally, let me acknowledge and thank the two people on our communications team who put it together: Communications Director and Editor Lynn Wenzel and Digital Communication Director Phyllis Orzalli; and the contributing authors of the newsletter articles.