Campaign 2012: Making the Right Choice for Women and Families

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Date/Time:Thursday, 04 Oct 2012 at 11:00 am
Location:Gallery, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
Contact:
Phone:515-294-9934
Channel:Lectures Program
Categories:Lectures
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Cecile Richards, the daughter of former Texas Governor Ann Richards, has an impressive record as an advocate for women's health, sex education, preventive care and reproductive rights in the United States. She is a frequent speaker and commentator on issues related to women's rights. Part of the Campaign 2012 Series providing the university and community with opportunities to question candidates or their surrogates before election day.

Raised in a family committed to social justice and public service, Ms. Richards began her career organizing low-wage workers in the hotel, health care, and janitorial industries throughout California, Louisiana, and Texas. In the last election, she founded and served as president of America Votes, a coalition of forty-two national grassroots organizations working to maximize voter participation nationwide. She has been affiliated with Planned Parenthood, recognized as a national leader by the National Council of Jewish Women, U.S. Action, and the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship as well as named to TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world. She currently serves on the board of the Ford Foundation and is a long-time supporter of President Obama.