My journey as a lobbyist for the National Advocacy Center
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My journey as a lobbyist for the National Advocacy Center

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
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Collaborating with Good Shepherd agencies to act for justice

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
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Shine the Light Virtual Conference on Human Trafficking

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,…

Road to Justice: anti-immigrant policies
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Road to Justice: anti-immigrant policies

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…