Sister Simone Campbell '77 to Speak at Women's March on Washington
Posted By Kevin R. Johnson, Jan 20, 2017
The list of speakers for tomorrow’s Women’s March in Washington, DC, has been announced, and UC Davis School of Law alumna Sister Simone Campbell ‘77 is among them.
From her profile on the School of Law website: "Sister Simone Campbell '77 is Executive Director of NETWORK, a Roman Catholic social justice lobby based in Washington, D.C. She is also an attorney, poet, author, and lobbyist. She founded the Community Law Center in Oakland, then became General Director of Sisters of Social Service, and went on to serve as Executive Director of the interfaith advocacy group Jericho before assuming her role with NETWORK in 2004. In 2010, Campbell became a national celebrity as a result of the 'Nuns' Letter,' which was written in support of the Affordable Care Act and signed by representatives of 59 congregations of Catholic Sisters. She also drew attention for her leadership of Nuns on the Bus, a NETWORK-organized advocacy tour of the United States. An invited speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, she has also appeared on The Daily Show and Colbert Report, among other media appearances."