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    U.S. Liaison

    Lucy Laederich
    (AAWE Paris)

    The FAWCO U.S. Liaison helps to coordinate FAWCO’s work with other overseas advocacy organizations and represents FAWCO’s positions in Washington during Overseas Americans Week, for example, or when legislation is drafted or introduced that directly affects Americans living and working overseas.



    FAWCO was founded in 1931 by women concerned about international peace and citizenship rights.  Later, it was fired by women concerned about their voting rights, who worked with other overseas Americans to secure the right in 1975 to vote from overseas.  It has consistently championed citizenship and voting rights as being central to women's rights, which of course are inseparable...

    Vienna Convention Endorsement

    Every year, a significant number of United States citizens traveling or living overseas find themselves ensnared in the criminal justice system of a foreign government. Consular assistance provides a vital service to these Americans, maintaining a desperately needed link to the outside world, and helping them navigate and understand an unfamiliar, and perhaps hostile, legal system. Article...

    On February 22, 2007, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) sent a letter to their colleagues in the House of Representatives inviting them to join the “Americans Abroad Caucus, dedicated to the estimated 4 to 6 million American citizens living and working overseas.”

    According to Representatives Maloney and Wilson “although they live overseas, many of these Americans...


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