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Lobbying for Good

By: Suzy Howell

Responding to Global CrisesT4G on Capitol Hill: Last week Wynona Heim from the Thunderbird for Good team got the opportunity to participate in a day of lobbying in Washington, DC with the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. A T-bird alumnus, Andrew Lubin ’75, initiated the opportunity and facilitated her introductions. Wynona was able to talk about Thunderbird and Thunderbird for Good’s activities with a fairly impressive roster of representatives. Not surprising, several other T-bird alums showed up at the conference, among them Scottsdale businessman Mike Connell '97.  Among the political movers and shakers, Wynona and the Arizona delegation had a chance to meet with AZ Representative Matt Salmon in his congressional office. They had a total of nine meetings on the Hill.

"Empowering women is the most powerful and important method
to combat religious extremism globally." 

~Vin Weber

Panel discussion, from left to right: Vin Weber, former US Representative (1981-1993) Lt. General Kip Ward Steve Clemens, reporter for The Atlantic (panel moderator) Rick Santorum, former Senator (1995- 2007) Rick Barton, Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization