Ohio Right to Life Launches Young Professionals for Life of Cleveland

New Affiliate to Promote Life-Affirming Service Among Millennials

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       CONTACT: Katherine Franklin
DATE: Thursday, March 3, 2016     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304


CLEVELAND, Ohio--Today, Ohio Right to Life announced the launch of a new affiliated organization, Young Professionals for Life of Cleveland. The group, led by attorney Tom Haren, launched on Saturday with a volunteer opportunity at the Cleveland Pregnancy Center. Cuyahoga Right to Life, another local affiliate of Ohio Right to Life, partnered with Young Professionals for Life of Cleveland to host the event. The core focus of the new group will be providing service to life-affirming organizations in Cleveland communities.

2-27-16_Young_Professionals_for_Life_of_Cleveland_with_caption_2.jpg"Under Tom's leadership, Young Professionals for Life of Cleveland is already proving to be a highly collaborative, action-driven organization," said Stephanie Ranade Krider, executive director of Ohio Right to Life. "In a city with the largest share of abortions in the state, we are eager to introduce yet another group of passionately pro-life people who are ready to make a difference among their peers."

Last year, Ohio Right to Life introduced the first millennial-focused group in Ohio, Young Professionals for Life of Central Ohio. Haren, an attorney at Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash Co., LPA, received his bachelor degree in philosophy from John Carroll University and his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He now leads a diverse group from professions ranging from law to accounting to social work.

"Now more than ever it's imperative to mobilize young professionals to not only advocate on behalf of pro-life issues, but to show our communities what it means to live by pro-life principles," said Haren. "For that reason, our chapter of Young Professionals for Life will be sponsoring service activities and meet-ups throughout the Cleveland area over the coming months. We hope to spread the pro-life message and engage others through positive action."

Tom invites those interested in working with his new group to contact him at haren.tom@gmail.com or (440) 638-9443.

Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 chapters and local affiliates, is Ohio's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death. 
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