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Joanna Belanger

Political Director, Giffords
Joanna Belanger is the political director at Giffords. Joanna began her 15-year career in nonprofit and campaign fundraising, though for the last several years she has focused on the intersection of advocacy and politics. Joanna’s commentary has appeared in a number of outlets, including Newsweek, The Hill, and the Washington Post.

Before joining Giffords, Joanna was the managing director of federal campaigns at Everytown for Gun Safety/Moms Demand Action. Prior to this, Joanna worked with the ACLU and Planned Parenthood Federation of America Action Fund on campaigns to secure safe and affordable access to abortion. While Joanna’s career has taken her across the United States, Washington DC and Chicago are her two true homes.


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