Portland, October 6th. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem was the keynote speaker at the Annual Choice Celebration at the Portland Marriott and visited with Cylvia Hayes, Governor John Kitzhaber. (Photo credit, Andie Petkus) The event organized by NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon featured the activist and advocate for women’s rights who urged women to vote in November.

Students from 'Girls Lead'--a group from the recently closed Harriet Tubman Leadership Academy for Young Women were invited to join Gloria on stage!

Students from ‘Girls Lead’–a group from the recently closed Harriet Tubman Leadership Academy for Young Women were invited to join Gloria on stage.

Gloria Steinem addressing the crowd of 700.

Gloria Steinem addressing the crowd of 700.

Gloria with the more than fifty elected officials in attendance

Gloria with the more than fifty elected officials in attendance

Gloria with the staff of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon.  From left: Executive Director Michele Stranger Hunter, Outreach Coordinator Rachel Adams, Policy Coordinator Anne Morrill, Program Director Jill Wantland, and Administrative Assistant Kristin Ploog

Gloria with the staff of NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon. From left: Executive Director Michele Stranger Hunter, Outreach Coordinator Rachel Adams, Policy Coordinator Anne Morrill, Program Director Jill Wantland, and Administrative Assistant Kristin Ploog

Steinem visited Portland last year to address the YMCA and Smith College alumni. This year, her message was to remind women they have, “the power to make a difference.”

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