The Pro-Choice Message Raises the Roof at the Democratic National Convention
Kristin Koch is the deputy director of communications for online advocacy strategies for NARAL Pro-Choice America
What a night! Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, rocked the Democratic National Convention last night - it was electrifying to be in there in person. You have to watch:
Nancy made important points about what it means to be pro-choice, what's at stake in this election, and praised President Barack Obama as our pro-choice champion. She emphasized the importance of making sure our friends, our neighbors, and our families understand the critical nature of this election and the importance of supporting our pro-choice president in the November election.
It was truly inspiring to see speaker after speaker talk about why this election matters so much to women. Women leaders drove home this same message even away from the cameras.
Yesterday morning, delegates and activists were wowed by the lineup of speakers at the Women's Caucus. Talk about hearing from accomplished, tough-as-nails, smart women!
These pro-choice leaders got the room on its feet again and again:
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Donna Brazile, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett, EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock, Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards, actor Ashley Judd, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, birth-control advocate Sandra Fluke... and our own Nancy Keenan.
One thing is crystal clear: we must re-elect President Barack Obama if we're to protect women's freedom and privacy for generations to come.
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