|About Rebecca Griffin|
Rebecca Griffin, Political Director
In her role as political director, Rebecca Griffin tracks the pulse of Capitol Hill, as well as the perspective of regular Americans on America's top foreign policy challenges. She travels extensively through the western states and Washington, DC, organizing communities and bringing their message to policymakers.
She has directed campaigns to shift to a nonmilitary strategy in Afghanistan, end the war in Iraq, fund and reform civilian engagement through diplomacy and development, shift to a more balanced security budget through cutting wasteful military spending, and promote diplomacy with Iran. She also runs campaigns to educate and elect pro-peace congressional candidates through the Peace Action West Voter Fund.
In May 2009, Ms. Griffin traveled to Iran with a citizen diplomacy delegation to build people to people relationships and mobilize support for diplomacy between the US and Iran.
Ms. Griffin grew up in Springvale, Maine, and graduated from the University of New Hampshire. She has worked with Peace Action West since 2003.
Areas of campaign and congressional expertise:
Rebecca Griffin in the media:
Congress is making it easier to go to war with Iran, The Oregonian, March 27, 2013
Congress has a blindspot when it comes to Pentagon spending, The Hill's Congress Blog, March 11, 2013
Give US-Iran negotiations time to succeed, McClatchy, April 11, 2012
Opinion: Sanctions on Iran would backfire, San Jose Mercury News, October 1, 2009
Voice of America, June 2009, on Iran
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