Center For Reproductive Rights 2013 GalaYesterday, at Jazz at Lincoln Center, some of the world’s most notable and well respected members of the entertainment, political and fashion spectrum, celebrated women’s rights – a current never ending battle in government. For the past 20 years, The Center for Reproductive Rights has been fighting for women’s rights through legal victories, community outreach, and with the support of like-minded individuals.

Attended by Alfre Woodard, Joan Jett, Nanette Lepore, Senator Richard Blumenthal and many more, the “Draw the Line” campaign has not only received an amass amount of media attention, ultimately garnering a large following. But last night raised nearly $1 Million to go towards continuing the organizations efforts. Efforts to not only educate others, but help others understand a personal choice should be made by the individual.

“Throughout the course of human history runs a dark and shameful thread, of the powers that be in countries all over the world denying the human rights of particular groups of people – relegating them to a second class whose ability to chart the course of their own future is impeded by ideologues bent on holding them down…I say to you, Mr. Stranger: get your thoughts out from between my knees,” said Alfre Woodard in her opening statement at the Gala.

Though this is only the organizations 2nd Annual Gala, The Center for Reproductive Rights are continually embarking on new strategies to make our voices heard. For more information on how you can get involved, please visit them online.