We are so excited to announce that Celinda Lake, one of the nation’s foremost experts on electing women candidates and on framing issues to women, and a renowned researcher and pollster, will speak about the impact of poverty on reproductive healthcare plays and the policies that determine access to it at An Evening with Celinda Lake from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the home of Vicki King and Roger Pearsall in Paradise Valley.

At a time when women’s access to reproductive healthcare and family planning are under assault, Celinda will provide important insights into their critical importance and what we can do together to protect access and services. The simple truth is: access to reproductive healthcare is directly linked to the decline in unintended pregnancies, teen birth rates and abortions and we can’t afford, at any level, to stop that momentum.

Lake’s firm, Lake Research Partners (LHP) is a leading public opinion and political strategy research firm providing expert research-based strategy for campaigns, issue advocacy groups, foundations, unions and non-profit organizations. LRP has extensive experience and nationally recognized expertise on a wide range of issues impacting women from working to advance parity in politics and the workplace to issues impacting women’s health and quality of life, including domestic violence and sexual assault, discrimination issues and reproductive health and rights.

Lake is one of the Democratic Party’s leading political strategists, serving as tactician and senior advisor to the national party committees, dozens of Democratic incumbents, and challengers at all levels of the electoral process. Known for cutting-edge research on issues including the economy, health care, the environment and education, among the firm’s clients are the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the Democratic Governor’s Association (DGA), AFL-CIO, SEIU, CWA, IAFF, Sierra Club, NARAL, Human Rights Campaign, Planned Parenthood, The Next Generation, EMILY’s List, VoteVets Action Fund, and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Prior to forming Lake Research Partners, Lake’s previous experience includes serving as Political Director of the Women’s Campaign Fund, as Research Director at the Institute for Social Research in Ann Arbor, Mich. and as a Policy Analyst for the Subcommittee on Select Education.

At the event, we will also present the Honorable Doctor Eric Meyer with our Women’s Health Champion Award for his passionate advocacy, tireless support, and leadership in women’s health.

Dr. Meyer is a former member of the Arizona House of Representatives. He served in the legislature for four consecutive two-year terms beginning in 2008. During that time he served as House Minority Leader from 2014 to 2016.

To register for An Evening with Celinda Lake go to  Space is limited. Suggested donation is $100 ($35 for young professionals and students).