NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland’s annual Evening of Chocolate Gala was a blast! We had much to celebrate from the 2018 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 announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement, 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.
The evening 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 was held Friday, October 19, 2018, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville. Watch this space for news of next year’s gala!
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 the candidates willing to fight for reproductive health, rights, and justice who won during the Maryland 2018 local and state elections.
Thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate 29 years of the Evening of Chocolate Gala! Thank you for your generosity and continuing support of NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland’s mission. We look forward to seeing you next year!