Center for American Progress

RELEASE: LaShawn Warren Joins CAP as Vice President of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative
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RELEASE: LaShawn Warren Joins CAP as Vice President of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative

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  • Chelsea Kiene

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress has announced the appointment of LaShawn Warren as the new Vice President of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative. In her role, Warren will work to promote a progressive vision of religious liberty and galvanize people of faith in support of progressive policies, as well as push back against conservative attacks on policy and people of faith.

“Progressives and people of faith are bound together by many common values: respect for the basic dignity of all people; an unwavering commitment to social and economic justice; and the belief that true religious liberty embraces diversity and is free of discrimination,” said Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President for External Affairs at CAP. “I am thrilled to welcome LaShawn to our team and look forward to working with her to protect these shared values.”

“In the face of rising anti-Muslim bigotry, pervasive social and economic inequality, and growing nationalistic sentiment, it is important for the faith community to clearly articulate the moral, ethical, and spiritual values that should shape our policies,” said Warren in accepting the position. “I look forward to elevating progressive voices of faith and to continue fighting for a progressive vision for our country.”

Prior to joining CAP, Warren served as a vice president and general counsel for the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, where she oversaw legal, policy, communications, and field programming for the criminal justice, economic development, and civic engagement pillars. Warren also previously worked as oversight counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. In addition, she served as vice president of policy development and programming at the American Constitution Society and as legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union.

Warren completed her master’s in religion at Yale Divinity School and served as an editor for Glossolalia, the graduate journal of Yale Divinity School. She is also a graduate of Howard University School of Law and the Georgetown University Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program.

For more information or to speak with an expert, contact Chelsea Kiene at ckiene@americanprogress.org or 202.478.5328.