FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2023
Jonny Levenfeld, West End Strategy Team
Interfaith Alliance Welcomes Adam Friedman to Team as New Engagement and Advocacy Associate
WASHINGTON—Interfaith Alliance is pleased to welcome Adam Friedman to its staff as the organization’s engagement and advocacy associate.
An organizer and advocate originally from Marin County, California, Friedman most recently worked on political campaigns in Northern Virginia. He first got involved with advocacy work through the Reform Jewish Youth Movement before co-founding Team ENOUGH, Brady United’s youth initiative.
Friedman studied political science and philosophy at George Washington University, where they supported advocacy efforts on pressing issues including sexual violence prevention, voter education, and commonsense gun violence prevention legislation. He is also an at-large member of the Commission on Social Action, the Union for Reform Judaism’s leadership body for action on social justice issues.
“I’m thrilled to be joining such a storied organization fighting for true religious freedom,” said Friedman. “As a lifelong advocate for justice and a Reform Jew, I am grateful for the opportunity to continue working toward a more inclusive United States.”
Friedman joins Interfaith Alliance as the organization continues to expand its affiliate presence in states across the country to mobilize local communities in defense of democracy and inclusive religious freedom. They will help local affiliates expand their capacity to challenge extremism, further true religious freedom, and strengthen democracy in their communities in addition to managing the organization’s democracy and voting rights portfolio.
“We are very excited to welcome Adam to our team as we confront critical threats to our democracy ahead of the 2024 election, from rising Christian nationalism to proliferating hate crimes,” said Rev. Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, president and CEO of Interfaith Alliance. “Adam’s experience organizing in communities to promote justice and equality will be a major asset as we galvanize people of many faiths and no faiths to help us achieve democracy together.”
Interfaith Alliance is a network of people of diverse faiths and beliefs from across the country working together to build a resilient democracy and fulfill America’s promise of religious freedom and civil rights not just for some, but for all. We mobilize powerful coalitions to challenge Christian nationalism and religious extremism, while fostering a better understanding of the healthy boundaries between religion and government. We advocate at all levels of government for an equitable and just America where the freedoms of belief and religious practice are protected, and where all persons are treated with dignity and have the opportunity to thrive. For more information visit interfaithalliance.org.