After working for Democratic Rep. Michael M. Honda of California for four years, Michael Shank is now director of foreign policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, the lobbying arm for U.S. Quakers.
Honda, a Democrat, is a leader in the Congressional Progressive Caucus and opposes many foreign interventions, including the Afghanistan war.
Shank, 38, who was a senior policy adviser to Honda, worked with the Friends Committee on war-related bills while on the Hill.
“I grew up Mennonite,” Shank says, “and they believe very similar to Quakers in terms of economic, social and environmental justice.”
Source: CQ Weekly
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