Obama For President - Rep. Jan Schakowsky and NARAL President Nancy Keenan to Discuss Obama's Committment to Fighting For Women

MANCHESTER— Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D, IL-9) and NARAL Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan will be in New Hampshire this Saturday, September 20th to discuss the McCain-Palin record on choice and Senator Barack Obama’s commitment to protecting women’s rights with Granite State women in Keene, Peterborough, and Manchester.

“The stakes of this year’s election could not be higher for New Hampshire women and their families,” said Sandra Abrevaya, New Hampshire Communications Director. “This November, Granite State women will make a critical choice between the Obama- Biden ticket, which will fight for women’s issues on all fronts, and the McCain- Palin ticket, which wants to overturn Roe. V. Wade.”

Sen. Obama has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving women’s rights under Roe v. Wade a priority as president. John McCain, on the other hand, received a 0% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood, and has declared his support for a constitutional amendment to ban all abortion, even in the cases of rape and incest.

Rep. Schakowsky is a leading advocate for women's issues in Congress, sponsoring legislation that would prevent violence against immigrant women, establish transitional housing for women and children who are victims of abuse, and commemorate International Women's Day. During the 110th Congress, Rep. Schakowsky served as Democratic Vice Chair of the bipartisan Women's Caucus. Rep. Jan Schakowsky was elected to represent Illinois' 9th Congressional District on November 3, 1998, after serving for eight years in the Illinois State Assembly. She is in her fifth term.

Nancy Keenan began her tenure as president of NARAL Pro-Choice America in December 2004. Under Nancy's leadership, NARAL Pro-Choice America launched Prevention First, a values-based initiative encouraging lawmakers to focus on commonsense ways to prevent unintended pregnancies and reduce the need for abortion. A Montana native, Keenan began her career as a teacher before serving as a state legislator and the statewide elected superintendent of schools .

Saturday, September 20th:

10:00 a.m. Canvass Kickoff at the Keene Campaign for Change Field Office

305 Park Avenue, Keene

11:00 a.m. Forum on Women’s Issues at Keene State College

Lloyd P. Young Student Center at Keene State College

Mountain View Room

2:00p.m. Event on Women’s Issues

Aesop’s Table (inside Toadstool Bookstore)

12 Depot Street, Peterborough

4:00 p.m. House Party in Amherst

Fells Club House- hosted by Nan and Peter Stearns

1 Fells Dr., Amherst