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Does your vow of poverty as a nun affect your work in public policy on human needs?

Podcast Recorded: March 12, 2021
Sister Richelle Friedman

Sister Richelle Friedman talks about insights from her vow of poverty as a Presentation sister and how they shape her public policy work. Hear the full In Good Faith episode IGF043 at aNunsLife.org. 

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About our Guest

Sister Richelle Friedman, PBVM, Director of Public Policy at the Coalition on Human NeedsSister Richelle Friedman, PBVM, is Director of Public Policy at the Coalition on Human Needs in Washington, D.C. She has over 30 years of legislative experience on a wide range of issues, with the goal of strengthening the economic reality of low-income families. Her recent work with the Coalition includes efforts to advance the American Rescue Plan, a coronavirus relief package with help for millions of families living in poverty.

Prior to the Coalition, Sister Richelle worked as a policy analyst and lobbyist at the Children’s Defense Fund, McAuley Institute, and NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby. Sister Richelle has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Master’s degree in Pastoral Studies. She was born in Iowa and was raised on the family farm. She is a member of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in Dubuque, Iowa.

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