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,…

National Advocacy Center shows no slow-down in 2019

National Advocacy Center shows no slow-down in 2019

The National Advocacy Center (NAC) has been working in overdrive the last couple of years. The year 2019 gives no indication that NAC will take its foot off the pedal.  “Three issues currently dominate NAC’s work: immigration, human trafficking and people living in the margin of society. These are the issues behind the faces of…

Human trafficking conference seeks policy change
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Human trafficking conference seeks policy change

“Fantastic conference on human trafficking!” “This was a really awesome day.” “Great advocacy. Great learning. Great leadership modeling.” These are just a few of the comments I heard from people who attended the National Advocacy Center (NAC) of Sisters of the Good Shepherd conference on human trafficking. I had a pretty good idea of what…