FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2001
Kathryn Bowden has been named Executive Director
of Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform. It was announced today
by Dr. Thomas Corts, chairman of the non-partisan citizens group.
"As constitutional reform gains momentum in our state, we're thrilled
to have someone of Kathy Bowden's caliber and professional ability
to lead our organization," said Corts. "She's exactly the right person
to lead us in continuing to build support for changing Alabama's unworkable
Ms. Bowden, a Eufaula native, was hired last week by
ACCR's Executive Committee. Prior to joining ACCR, Ms. Bowden worked
as an attorney in Mobile and with numerous political and public interest
organizations. She was executive director of Alabama Voters Against
Lawsuit Abuse, and also worked with the Alabama Civil Justice Reform
Committee. She served as press secretary to Supreme Court Justice
Harold See's successful 1996 campaign and to Winton Blount Ill's 1998
bid for governor.
"Constitutional reform has clearly emerged as one of
the most significant issues to face Alabama in recent history," said
Bowden. "I'm happy to be a part of such a diverse group working to
move our state forward. I'm particularly heartened by the broad base
of support that continues to grow across the state for this cause
at the grassroots level. Alabamians from all walks of life and all
political persuasions can come together to work on this issue, in
what will be a defining moment in Alabama's civic history."
Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform is a non-partisan,
grassroots organization working to achieve a new constitution for
the state of Alabama. It was organized last summer by citizens from
across the state working to replace Alabama's 1901 constitution, the
nation's longest such document with over 700 amendments.
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