Portland, January 23rd, 2014. This year Missionary Chocolates won the “Chocolates for Choice” tasting party hosted by NARAL. The event drew over 200 people and was also a celebration of the 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Supporters sampled chocolates and desserts from local venues, and attendees cast their votes alongside a panel of celebrity judges to decide the best of the best. Sex Life DJs kept the music going. The emcee was local comedian Bri Pruett. Celebrity Guest Judges included: Kjerstin Johnson, Editor-in-Chief- Bitch Magazine; Lisa Schroeder, Executive Chef/Owner of Mother’s Bistro; Sally Eck – Portland State University Professor and radical feminist.
Pro-choice supporters were in attendance along with pro-choice elected officials, Brad Avakian, Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, Alissa Keny-Guyer, Tom Hughes, and Teddy Keizer who is running for office. The event was held at Union/Pine in South East Portland.
While this event is most certainly a celebration of Roe v. Wade and not a fundraiser, the event did bring in $5,000 in donations.