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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut announces new executive director

After a state-wide search, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut's board of directors has announced the hire of Christian Miron, as NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut's new executive director.

Miron replaces Jillian Gilchrest, who served as executive director since 2008.

"We are thrilled to welcome Christian to NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut. We are so impressed with his expertise and his commitment to the mission and work of NARAL and are confident that his abilities will take our organization to the next level," said Leslie Blatteau, NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut board president.

"Christian's energy and fresh perspective will help us continue to build our grassroots networks, engage in effective political lobbying, and educate the citizens of Connecticut about their reproductive rights," said Blatteau.

A Connecticut native, Miron's recent work experience combines non-profit development with high-level political organization and management. Miron holds a B.A. in Political Science, and has spent the past six years working in the non-profit development sector and in electoral politics managing the campaigns of pro-choice candidates.

"I look forward to working with NARAL's board and their passionate member activists at this critical time for women's reproductive rights," said Miron. "I am honored to take on this role, to advocate for increased access to the full range of reproductive choices and to continue the fight to keep abortion safe, legal, and accessible in our state."

"NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut has been a leading advocate against anti-choice, anti-women laws in our state for over 30 years," added Miron. "Connecticut is at the forefront of the pro-choice movement and has a strong history of promoting and protecting a woman's right to choose. I will dedicate myself to ensure we continue to follow in that proud tradition."

NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut is a grassroots pro-choice advocacy organization.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed. It is largely unedited here.

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