June 11, 2008

David Medina Joins the USGLC as Government Relations Director

June 11, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Global Leadership Campaign (USGLC) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Medina as its new Director of Government Relations. Prior to joining the USGLC, Mr. Medina served as national political director for the 2008 John Edwards for President Campaign. In addition to advising the former Senator on political issues in all 50 states, he helped develop and communicate the Senator’s positions on a range of policy issues, including programs funded by the International Affairs Budget.

“We are thrilled to add David Medina to the USGLC team,” said Liz Schrayer, Executive Director of the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign. “David brings a wealth of legislative, policy and political experience and he will be an important asset to the USGLC.”

As Government Relations Director, Mr. Medina will be responsible for developing and implementing the USGLC’s strategy for influencing Congress and the Administration in support of increased funding for the International Affairs Budget, and for tracking the International Affairs Budget’s progress throughout the budget and appropriations processes.

Prior to the 2008 Presidential campaign, Mr. Medina served as political director for Senator Edwards’ One America Committee. Previously, he held senior positions within the Democratic Party and the AFL-CIO, including Democratic National Committee Policy Director; 2004 Democratic National Convention Committee Deputy CEO; and AFL-CIO Congressional Representative.

Mr. Medina has a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Bachelors Degree from the University of Chicago. He currently serves as a board member of the Human Rights Campaign and has also served as a Council on Foreign Relations term member and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute board member.

About the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign
The U.S. Global Leadership Campaign (USGLC) is a broad-based, nationwide coalition of businesses, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community leaders that advocates for a strong U.S. International Affairs Budget. Members of the USGLC – a vibrant, influential network of 400 organizations and thousands of individuals – engage policymakers in the nation’s capital and educate the public around the country to build support for these essential programs.

The International Affairs Budget provides America with the fundamental tools to meet the global challenges of the 21st century and is critical to protecting our national security, building economic prosperity and strengthening humanitarian values. The International Affairs Budget provides the U.S. with invaluable opportunities to generate much needed allies, partners and friends. For additional information, visit www.usglc.org.

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