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Foreign Policy for America Endorses Democrat Molly Gray for Congress

Apr 19, 2022
For Immediate Release:
Press Contact: Samantha Sheehan
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Burlington, VT — Today, Foreign for Policy for America, a national non-partisan organization that works to strengthen support for principled American engagement in the world, endorsed Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray for Congress.

Foreign Policy for America is led by former elected officials, presidential appointees, ambassadors, and foreign policy experts including Senator Tom Daschle and Ambassador Brooke Anderson. The group endorses candidates who promote America’s tradition of internationalist foreign policy – openness to the world, investment in international institutions and strong alliances, support for democracy and human rights, and restraint in the use of unilateral military force.

“Once again, Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray is stepping up to serve, this time in the U.S. House of Representatives, and we couldn’t be more proud to support her,” said Andrew Albertson, Executive Director of Foreign Policy for America. “Molly’s done the work. She has the experience. She has the values. She’s ready to carry on the work of Senator Patrick Leahy and Congressman Peter Welch – leaders who understand America’s place in the world. Molly knows firsthand the power of principled American foreign policy to deliver benefits at home and abroad. And we know she’ll hit the ground running in Congress as a next generation voice for Vermont communities. That’s why we’re so proud to endorse her.”

“Vermont’s Congressional leadership has often been a North Star, guiding foreign policy in Washington that reflects our state’s sense of community and respect for civil liberties,” said Gray. “As Vermont’s Congresswoman, I will promote human rights, urge decisive global action on climate, and always prioritize diplomacy over war. Moreover, I know that if we don’t live our values at home, we can’t fight for them abroad.”

Gray’s career includes extensive experience in human rights, humanitarian assistance, and foreign policy. She served with the International Committee of the Red Cross, where she worked to promote compliance with the Geneva Conventions and led field missions into Georgia, Haiti, the Western Balkans and Uganda. She received her JD from Vermont Law School, where she led the International Law Society. She later clerked for the Honorable Peter W. Hall on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, reviewing cases with an international legal nexus. Gray also holds an LLM in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Before serving as Vermont’s 82nd Lieutenant Governor, she served statewide as an Assistant Attorney General as well as an Adjunct Professor of International Human Rights Law at Vermont Law School.

As Lt. Governor, Gray has advocated for support for refugee resettlement in Vermont and supported the state’s 28-year partnership with North Macedonia, traveling to the region in June 2021.

Since announcing her candidacy for Congress in December, Gray has amassed both high-profile endorsements and strong grassroots support. Notable endorsers include former U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern, former Vermont Governor and presidential candidate Howard Dean, former Burlington Mayor Peter Clavelle, and Burton Snowboard Owner and Co-founder Donna Carpenter.

More information about Gray’s campaign for Congress can be found here.


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