Sandra Fluke receives Stand Up for Choice Award
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Women's rights advocate and law student Sandra Fluke was recognized Sunday, April 22 with the Stand Up for Choice Award. Fluke was given the Stand Up for Choice Award at the "Third Annual Multi-Generational Brunch" of the organization which was held in New York City (NYC), New York in the United States.
|Sandra is a remarkable leader and a true hero in the reproductive-rights community.|
—, NARAL President
The organization's president,, attended the event and had previously spoken in favor of Fluke in a press release announcing the award. "Sandra is a remarkable leader and a true hero in the reproductive-rights community. This event brings together women and men from many generations, and the one thing that unites us all is the personal stories that are the reason for our joining this cause. Without a doubt, many people have witnessed Sandra's strength over these last few weeks and have been inspired to join her in standing up for women's freedom and privacy."
Chair of the NARAL Pro-Choice America’s Future Direction Committee Amanda Hirsh released a statement in support of Fluke saying, "we are thrilled to honor Sandra Fluke with the Stand Up For Choice Award at this year's multi-generational brunch. Attempts to silence voices like Sandra's have failed. Young leaders across the country are looking to Sandra as an inspiration."
|I was honored to receive it! Thank you! I'm very humbled by the inspiring stories women told of their own lives.|
Fluke responded to a post onfrom NARAL congratulating her on receiving the award, stating, "I was honored to receive it! Thank you! I'm very humbled by the inspiring stories women told of their own lives."
Fluke received a nomination in March as a candidate formagazine's 100 most influential people in the world. The list is released annually as a special edition of Time magazine, titled .
She gave testimony to the US Congress on February 23 before the on a hearing about and . She also worked for Sanctuary for Families in NYC which worked to crackdown on human trafficking and domestic violence.
- "Sandra Fluke named candidate for Time's 100 most influential people" — Wikinews, March 30, 2012
- "Sandra Fluke, Chelsea Clinton and Christine Quinn on women in politics" — Wikinews, March 29, 2012
- "Sandra Fluke insists she will not be silenced" — Wikinews, March 14, 2012
- Sandra Fluke. "@NARAL I was honored to receive it!" — , April 22, 2012
- "Third Annual Multi-Generational Brunch" — , April 22, 2012
- "NARAL Pro-Choice America to Honor Sandra Fluke at Third Annual Multi-Generational Brunch" — , March 22, 2012