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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.



    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...


    'Women's Equality Day' Commemorates the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution

    Collective memory pinpoints the history of women's suffrage to Quaker teacher Susan B. Anthony who in 1837 was the first to stand up for equal pay for women teachers. Discouraged that the post-Civil War campaign for voting rights for Black-Americans did not extend to women, Anthony founded the...

    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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