Pro-Choice Politicians Make Brunch
11:00 AM11:00

Pro-Choice Politicians Make Brunch

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Please join NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut for Sunday brunch prepared by pro-choice elected officials! This is a rare opportunity to not only find out which of our elected representatives bakes the best muffins, but also support reproductive rights in Connecticut!

Donations received for this event will be used to support our work passing proactive legislation, empowering politicians to support reproductive rights, raising awareness about threats to reproductive healthcare, and fighting anti-choice forces in our State. Support our work and buy your ticket today!

Interested in becoming a sponsor for the event? Learn more here.

Keep an eye on this page for an updated list of confirmed Chefs and Sponsors.

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Men for Choice
6:00 PM18:00

Men for Choice

Join us for our first Men for Choice cocktail party in an evening celebrating the many men who support reproductive rights in our state! We are generously hosted at the home of Attorney General George Jepsen and Diana Sousa.

Guests of any gender welcome!

Tickets available here:

Supported by our generous host committee members (Committee formation still in progress. Check back for updates!):

Attorney General George Jepsen
Senator Richard Blumenthal
Congressman John Larson
State Comptroller Kevin Lembo
Mayor of Hartford, Luke Bronin
Mayor of Middletown, Dan Drew
Mayor of Bridgeport, Joseph Ganim
First Selectman of Fairfield, Mike Tetreau
State Senator Paul Doyle
State Senator Bob Duff
State Senator Tim Larson
State Senator Martin Looney
State Senator Gary Winfield
State Representative James Albis
State Representative Jeff Currey
State Representative Mike D'Agostino
State Representative Josh Elliott
State Representative Gregg Haddad
State Representative Roland Lemar
State Representative Matt Lesser
State Representative Matt Ritter
State Representative Kevin Ryan
State Representative Derek Slap
State Representative Jonathan Steinberg
State Representative William Tong
State Representative Michael Winkler
Hartford Councilman John Gale
Arunan Arulampalam
Edwin Camacho
Sean Connolly
Oz Griebel and Monte Frank
Joe Grabarz
Kevin Graff
Jonathan Harris
John Hartwell
Valerie Horsley
Darcy Hicks & Josh Koskoff
Ned Lamont
Glenn I. Levin
John Levin
Matthew Mandell
Chris Mattei
Rob Simmelkjaer

Are you interested in joining the host committee? You can find out more here:

Organizing Committee:

Sam Carmody
Andrew Elash
Ben Florsheim

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25th Annual Catherine Roraback Awards
6:00 PM18:00

25th Annual Catherine Roraback Awards

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NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut's 25th Annual Catherine Roraback Awards Dinner honors a group of awardees who have made a substantial contribution to reproductive rights here in Connecticut.

All of our awardees have raised the profile of reproductive rights, fought for political rights, or provided vital healthcare services. We hope that you will join us in congratulating these amazing individuals for their fierce contributions to our cause!

This year we have the pleasure of honoring: Congresswoman Elizabeth EstyGina Barreca, comedian, writer, and UConn professor; and the staff and physicians of Hartford GYN Center.

Tickets are $100, and can be purchased online. You can also purchase a table of 10 seats for $1,000, and be thanked in our printed program.

Tickets to the awards ceremony include appetizers, dinner, an open bar all evening long, and access to the silent auction.

We are also looking for event sponsors:
Sponsors will have their business or organization promoted throughout the event, and will be formally thanked as a part of the award ceremony. Email for further details, or sign up online.

We are selling space in our ad book to promote your business or organization, or to congratulate the awardees:
Prices are $100 for a quarter page (2.1" x 3.6"), $150 for a half page (4.5" x 3.6"), or $250 for a full page (4.5" x 7.5"). 
Please email details of your ad to

We don't want anyone to miss out on this event because of their financial circumstances. A limited number of tickets are available at a reduced price. Please email if you need a reduced price admission.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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Giving Tuesday Happy Hour
5:30 PM17:30

Giving Tuesday Happy Hour

After the consumption of Black Friday & Cyber Monday it's time to give something back! So come and join us at our #GivingTuesday Happy Hour!

As we approach the end of this year, this is a chance to regroup, talk with others who support reproductive rights, and get ready for the continued fight to protect abortion access and birth control in our state. So why not join us at the NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut #GivingTuesday Happy Hour?

All funds raised will support NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut and our 2018 legislative agenda. And we'll be celebrating the victories of 2018, including expanded workplace protections for pregnant workers in CT!

We hope that you can join us for drinks on Tuesday November 28. We will be gathering at Republic in Hartford, and encourage everyone to make a donation to support us in our #GivingTuesday fundraising.

Tickets available here: 

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Expose Fake Clinics: 12th & Delaware Screening & Discussion
6:00 PM18:00

Expose Fake Clinics: 12th & Delaware Screening & Discussion

12th & Delaware "presents a fly-on-the wall view inside two organizations in Fort Pierce, Florida, that cater to pregnant women. Though across the street from one another, in political terms the offices might as well be on separate planets; the Woman’s World clinic offers abortions, and the anti-abortion Pregnancy Care Center goes to great lengths to goad women out of them."

"While the anti-abortion movement certainly appears in the courtroom and during campaigns, it is perhaps outside the political world that it has gained most of its power... there are [just over 800] abortion centers across the country, there are five times that many anti-abortion pregnancy centers."

Join us Thursday Nov. 9th at 6PM for a community conversation on what the anti-abortion movement looks like here in Hartford. Register ahead here:

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Dirty Bingo with Lady Parts Justice League & Hartford GYN Center
6:00 PM18:00

Dirty Bingo with Lady Parts Justice League & Hartford GYN Center

Lady Parts Justice LeagueHartford Gyn Center and NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut for 2 hours of Dirty Bingo! Similar to traditional bingo, but with a naughty twist. Players can buy into the game for $5 and receive 2 bingo cards while comics entertain and call out the winning numbers. Additional cards will be available for a small donation! We've got some incredible (and whacky) prizes!

Plus, you'll have a chance to learn about how you can support and build community around your local abortion provider, Hartford GYN Center! While mingling with the the NARAL and LPJL crews, hear about what is happening in Hartford and how you can fight for reproductive freedom locally! You should join us for games, booze and laughter!

Huge shout out to Hanging Hills Brewing Company for hosting us! SO. MUCH. LOVE.

Lady Parts Justice League is a coven of hilarious badass feminists who use humor and pop culture to expose the haters fighting against reproductive rights. We believe if there is not laughter, dancing and sexy time in your revolution, you need to fix that.

Hartford GYN Center is the only independent, state-licensed Family Planning Clinic in Connecticut. They offer abortion through 21 weeks in pregnancy as well as a full range of reproductive healthcare services.

Hartford GYN is conveniently located in the South Green section of Hartford and has been specializing in abortion care since 1978. They are an accredited member of the National Abortion Federation and a member of the Abortion Care Network as well as the training site for many nationally recognized medical institutions. Their accreditation requires a commitment to excellent patient care, commendable safety records, continually educated staff, modern medical equipment and high standard policies and procedures.

When you visit the Center you will find a warm, friendly and inviting space that allows patients the freedom to make thoughtful pregnancy decisions surrounded by staff who respect their choices. (LPJL staff can vouch for this!)

NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut works to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. (They're doing really cool local shit - ya gotta hear about it).

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"Birthright: A War Story" Film Screening
7:20 PM19:20

"Birthright: A War Story" Film Screening

See the film that examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America.

Birthright: A War Story explores the accelerating gains of the crusade to control pregnant women and the fallout that is creating a public health crisis, turning pregnant women into criminals and challenging the constitutional protections of every woman in America.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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An Evening with Katha Pollitt
6:00 PM18:00

An Evening with Katha Pollitt

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Katha Pollitt is the award-winning author of Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights and has been a contributor to the nation since 1980.  She is a fierce advocate for reproductive rights.

You can read Katha Pollitt's full bio here.

Light refreshments will be served.

Space is limited for this event so tickets must be purchased in advance.

  • Individual Ticket - $50.00 per ticket

  • Young Professional/Restricted Income - $35.00 per ticket

Click here to purchase tickets.

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Bridgeport Pro-Choice Happy Hour
6:00 PM18:00

Bridgeport Pro-Choice Happy Hour

Come and join us for a Happy Hour! The legislative session is well underway. Come and talk with us about what we're working on in Hartford, and learn more about how you can get involved with NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut and our political work at the state and municipal level. Staff and board members will be on hand to chat about what we do. And, of course, it's always fun to hang out in a great bar with like-minded pro-choice folks!

All funds raised will support NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut and our proactive legislative agenda for 2017. We are working on protecting women's preventive services with no cost sharing (including access to contraception), protection for pregnant women in the workplace, and other proactive bills, including supporting paid family leave.

Co-hosted by:

  • Greater Bridgeport Young Democrats
  • Fairfield Standing United
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