President's Message

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    Lisa M. Passante
    NAWL President

    November 2014
    NAWL congratulates Loretta E. Lynch on her historic nomination for United States Attorney General, and applauds President Obama for his selection of Ms. Lynch. Ms. Lynch is a highly experienced prosecutor with a strong record on civil rights, and is highly admired for her professional and thoughtful approach in the most difficult matters.  We call upon the Senate for an equally professional and thoughtful confirmation process, conducted without resort to partisan politics or undue delay.

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