The OPW Says Goodbye to Nora Leccese, Domestic Policy Advocate

Dear Presbyterian Community,

This Friday August 17th will be Representative for Domestic Policy, Nora Leccese’s last day with the Office of Public Witness .  Nora has been with the OPW since September 2015 and has made a tremendous contribution to our work in D.C. the past three years. She began her work as a fellow, but we discovered very early that this was someone we wanted to join our team permanently.


During her time with us, Nora has:

  • Participated in interfaith and secular coalitions, advancing a just and faithful domestic policy agenda
  • Provided advocacy, communications and training and managed the OPW’s fellowship program
  • Built the Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator Program that trains congregational leaders to expand their local advocacy teams
  • Served as co-chair of WISC Racial Justice Working Group in D.C.

Nora has been a valued and competent representative for domestic issues in the OPW and has served with passion, determination and talent. She has worked on some of the most vital issues in the life of this country including healthcare, immigration and refugee rights, LGBTQAI+, a living wage and many others.

As many of you know, Nora has a great passion for justice and feels she needs to channel her energy in campaign work. She will be working on campaigns to elect leaders who can uphold justice principles.

Join me in thanking Nora for her commitment to Christ’s work through the church. Nora, we wish you the best as you begin this new chapter in your life.

With peace and blessings,

Rev. Jimmie Hawkins

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