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Sandra Fluke          

Lawyer, Social Justice Advocate, Women's Health Expert

Sandra Fluke is an American lawyer and women's rights activist.

She first came to public attention when, in February 2012, Republican members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee refused to allow her to testify to that committee on the importance of requiring insurance plans to cover birth control during a discussion on whether medical insurance should have a contraception mandate. She later spoke to Democratic representatives.

Fluke supported President Barack Obama's re-election campaign in 2012 and was a featured speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. She ran for the California State Senate seat of Ted Lieu, who vacated the seat to run for the Congressional seat being vacated by Henry Waxman, but lost to fellow Democrat Ben Allen.

Speech Topics

Making our Voices Heard: Women's Rights Today

In this presentation, women's rights speaker Sandra Fluke expertly surveys local, state, and federal legislation and legislative trends that have the potential to advance or hinder the progress of social justice. Her inspiring talk is nothing short of a call to audience members to make their own voices heard and create social change and legislative action on issues that are important to them. Fluke also discusses her notable experience in 2012 before a House panel, in which she passionately testified on the need to provide access to contraception. She discusses how even though she was raked over the coals by conservative political commentators, rather than respond in kind, she transformed the media focus into an opportunity to advocate for important social justice concerns.


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