Ensuring Local Reproductive Freedom

Friday, December 3

10:30am PT/11:30am MT/12:30pm CT/1:30pm ET

A Mayors-exclusive Event

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Cities play a crucial role in ensuring that people can control their reproductive and sexual lives, choose whether and when to become parents, and get the support they need to raise their families.

The Local Reproductive Freedom Index—just released—evaluates cities and counties on 34 different indicators related to reproductive health, rights, and justice and also lays out a roadmap for local leaders on how to become a “Model City.” We invite all mayors to join us for this virtual session, sponsored by the Women Mayors Network.

This is an issue that all mayors can and should lead on, so mayors of all genders are invited and welcome to attend. 

Jenny Mistry, of the National Institute for Reproductive Health, will provide an overview of the findings in the report, discuss policies and programs that communities of any size can work to implement today, and talk about the importance of local leaders’ involvement.

This event is only open to mayors. However, we will provide all registered mayors with a toolkit of resources and key takeaways to share afterward with city staff.

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Jenny Dodson Mistry (she/her) is the Deputy Director of Partnerships at the National Institute for Reproductive Health, where she supports organizations and policymakers engaged in proactive policy work to advance reproductive health, rights, and justice on the local and state levels. She is the creator of NIRH’s Local Reproductive Freedom Index, a first-of-its-kind report that evaluates 50 cities and counties on their reproductive freedom policies and outcomes. Jenny is a volunteer with SEEDS – Access Changes Everything, which works to increase access to quality educational opportunities. Jenny holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a MPH in Health Policy from Columbia University.