Haley Stewart, AUNE’s sixth annual U.S. Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Fellow, who completed her fellowship in August, was immediately hired by the CPC to work for another year as senior legislative fellow. She will focus on environmental, labor, and women’s rights issues.
AUNE’s next Progressive Caucus Fellow, who will be named next spring, will work with Stewart, who said continuing as a CPC fellow will open doors for her and future AUNE fellows. “I will be at the forefront of environmental and fair labor policy in the House of Representatives by working collaboratively with progressive Congressional offices and NGO’s to promote these issues,” Stewart said. “The deep connections that will be formed between myself and the groups I work with, as well as the long-term work that must continue, are sure to transfer to the next Antioch student who accepts the opportunity to work for the CPC.”
Each year, a student in AUNE’s Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability (ASJS) program is chosen to work in the office of Congressman RaÃºl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), co-chair of the CPC and ranking member of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. The fellowship is a unique collaboration between the ASJS concentration and the 80-plus member CPC.
“Antioch’s fellowship program with the U.S. Congressional Progressive Caucus is a tremendous opportunity for in-depth service learning in the policy advocacy field,” said Steve Chase, director of the ASJS program. “All the fellows selected by AUNE and CPC are top-notch students and emerging policy leaders, yet this is the first time in six years that the CPC has raised money to keep on one of students for another year as a senior legislative fellow. Haley clearly rocked her original fellowship with the CPC and we couldn’t be more proud of her.”
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