Above are photos from the 2018 Evening of Chocolate Gala
NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland’s 30th annual Evening of Chocolate Gala is fast approaching! We have much to celebrate from the 2019 Maryland General Assembly with the passage of proactive, pro-choice laws and the defeat of an increasing number of anti-choice legislation designed to undermine reproductive health, rights, and justice in our state.
However, recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings have disappointed us greatly and shaken the public’s confidence in the stability of laws that protect our ability to choose if, when, and how to form our families. With the last year’s announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, and the installment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, each day now reminds us of how important it is to remain vigilant in protecting our rights and ensuring meaningful access to healthcare, including the right to contraception and abortion care.
We need you to stand with us in our resolve to protect and advance reproductive freedom for generations to come. Maryland must stay strong amid the passage of restrictive abortion bans in other states. We must make sure women and girls in our state will continue to access the full scope of sexual and reproductive healthcare they deserve through their lifespans, and help those traveling from across our nation to secure timely and essential care.
Gala evenings consisted of tempting displays of decadent chocolate desserts and delicious chocolate martinis, a silent auction, a live jazz band, and a short program honoring recent pro-choice champions. This year’s event will be held Saturday, October 19, 2018, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville. Watch this space for news about this year’s Choice Advocate of the Year Awards.
This event serves as the premiere opportunity for Maryland’s pro-choice candidates and elected officials to meet their supporters in the pro-choice community. With everything that has happened since the Trump/Pence Administration took the White House, there are high expectations of elected officials willing to fight for reproductive health, rights, and justice who won during Maryland 2018 local and state elections, and candidates vying for seats in local school and county council races during 2020.
Thank you for your generosity and continuing support of NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland’s mission. We look forward to seeing you in October!