CLPP made what Sophie does now possible

Our alums are key players in today’s demand for change, leading frontline fights against racism, oppression, and all forms of injustice.

They are advocates for the most vulnerable in our communities as we all face the greater threat of hate that is legitimized by the current administration.

From academic programs to an activist conference to summer internships, CLPP is educating, inspiring, and training these rising young activists and emerging leaders.

Your generosity is the foundation of their success. Your donation sustains our leadership programs. Your support makes possible life-changing experiences for more than 1,000 people each year.

Meet Sophie Woodruff, one of our 17,000 alums:

Sophie Woodruff smiling. Pink-text quote reads: "I cannot overstate the power that CLPP had, not just in guiding me to the work I currently do, but also shaping me as a person. I grew up in a working poor home in New Orleans, with a single mom, and I never thought I would attend college let alone travel and see the world. My RRASC internship was a transformative experience. I learned so much about abortion care and access and also about the fragile legal situation facing so many immigrant women. RRASC and CLPP opened my world up and made what I do now possible." Underneath, text reads: "Name:  Sophie Woodruff  
CLPP Alum:  Student Group 2003-2007, Conference Speaker 2007, RRASC Intern 2005 (Women on Waves, Amsterdam) 
Now: I am an immigration attorney in New Orleans who provides free representation for unaccompanied children in immigration and removal proceedings. I work for children who have been trafficked, abandoned, been the victims of crime, or are fleeing persecution in their home countries. Despite the current political climate, I am committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate representation for all my clients. I also volunteer to provide information to immigrant communities through hands-on trainings and asylum pro-se workshops."

CLPP alums are bending history, striking down injustice, shaking the world! Many of them continue to courageously and tirelessly fight for reproductive justice throughout their careers.

They are strong, smart, and accomplished. They are changing lives. And we need them today, more than ever.

We believe in this future. Join CLPP in creating a cascade of change: Invest in the Sophies of tomorrow.

In hope and solidarity,

Mia Kim SullivanAmy CryselMarlene Gerber Fried

CLPP Co-Director

CLPP Co-Director

CLPP Faculty Director


P.S. Help us raise $9,000 to bring 30 emerging reproductive justice activists, who are building community in particularly under-resourced and embattled areas, to our annual conference. Our conference educates, energizes, inspires and trains more than 1,200 people to take action against injustice and oppression.

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