National Advocacy Center

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My journey as a lobbyist for the National Advocacy Center

By Larry Couch

My journey as a lobbyist for the National Advocacy Center (NAC) of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd began when I interviewed for the job more than 12 years ago. I remember my joy when Sr. Gayle Crumbley called to say I was selected for the job.  I had had extensive experience as a lobbyist…

Collaborating with Good Shepherd agencies to act for justice

By Patricia Kelly

Over the past nine months, I have been collaborating with Good Shepherd agencies to act for justice.  I had the incredible opportunity to work with several partner agencies that help carry out the Good Shepherd mission across the country. It has been a powerful learning experience meeting agency staff and hearing their unique stories and…

Shine the Light Virtual Conference on Human Trafficking

Shine the Light Virtual Conference on Human Trafficking

By Sylvia Casaro Dietert

I was invited to share my impressions of NAC’s 2021 Shine the Light Virtual Conference: Root Causes and Intersections on Human Trafficking. Ending human trafficking has been a cause dear to my heart since my days of working to eradicate modern-day slavery with the Good Shepherd Sisters in Budapest. At the time, Hungary, particularly Budapest,…

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Road to Justice: anti-immigrant policies

By Larry Couch

This blog on anti-immigrant policies is the first of an occasional series of articles focusing on social justice issues that the National Advocacy Center addresses as part of its ongoing mission. In announcing his candidacy in 2015, Donald Trump claimed that Mexico was sending “people that have lots of problems …They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing…

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NAC2020 goals and plans

By Kathy Dempsey

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] NAC2020 refers to the plans that the National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd has for the year 2020. This includes responding to the unexpected that happens every day in Washington, DC.  The outlook for NAC2020 looks like this: We will continue to be vigilant in working to halt policies and…

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Human trafficking conference features survivors

By Kathy Dempsey

Television reporters interview Winifred Doherty, RGS, about the trafficking conference and her role with Good Shepherd at the United Nations. Sister Winifred spoke at NAC’s first conference on human trafficking in 2018 and addressed conferees again this year.