For Immediate Release
May 5, 2011

Craig Parshall





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Aaron Mercer

Manassas, VA – NRB is delighted to announce the important addition of Aaron Mercer to our Capitol Hill office. “Aaron has joined NRB this week to fill the key position of Vice President of Government Relations,” said Dr. Frank Wright, President and CEO. “He was chosen from an extensive list of possible candidates and clearly delineated himself as the person most prepared to run point on the issues of importance to our association. He will add depth and dimension to NRB’s advocacy team.”

As the association’s primary lobbyist in Washington, D.C., Mercer will work in tandem with the Office of the General Counsel to spearhead NRB’s efforts to protect and promote our cherished First Amendment rights to free religious speech and expression. Most recently, he directed the Generation Forum of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), an important pro-life project to explore ways evangelical Christians can reduce the number of abortions in their congregations and communities. Prior to that, Mercer served as a key staffer to Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), where he was the organizer of the Senate Values Action Team (VAT). In that role, Mercer became a leading voice among Congressional staff to find creative ways to respect the sanctity of human life, promote the development of healthy families, and ensure America’s continued religious freedom.

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