Neas Lauds Keenan Appointment to NARAL Pro-Choice America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2004

Contact: Josh Glasstetter or Priscilla Ring at People For the American Way

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Washington – Following the announcement late Thursday that NARAL Pro-Choice America has chosen People For the American Way (PFAW) Director of Education Policy Nancy Keenan as its new president, PFAW President Ralph G. Neas had the following statement:

“At a time when many of the fundamental rights of American women are at risk, NARAL has found the perfect champion in Nancy Keenan.

“Nancy brings with her a lifetime of dedication to the fundamental rights and freedoms of women, a brilliant strategic mind, a sharp wit, great compassion and common sense. Nancy’s ability to communicate the concerns of women and their families and bring people together made her a successful officeholder in her home state of Montana, and an effective advocate on the national stage. NARAL could not have made a better choice.

“We will miss her skill and savvy, but we know we will still be fighting side by side in the looming battles over the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill, and in legislative chambers across America. With Nancy in charge, Naral Pro-Choice America and People For the American Way will continue their steadfast partnership in safeguarding reproductive rights and personal privacy for the women of America and their families.”