ON-Lion Letter
In August, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky appointed Foundation for Defense of Democracies' founder and president Clifford D. May to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

"USCIRF welcomes Cliff May as a strong addition to our Commission and its mission," said USCIRF Chair Thomas J. Reese, S.J.  "Given his remarkable depth of knowledge and experience and passionate advocacy for freedom, he will be a great asset to USCIRF and our mandate, helping advance the pivotal right of religious freedom around the world and its integration into our country's foreign policy." 

May has had a long and distinguished career in international relations, journalism, communications, and politics.  A veteran news reporter, foreign correspondent, and editor (at The New York Times and other publications), he has covered stories in more than two dozen countries. 

Comprised of nine commissioners, USCIRF is an independent, bipartisan federal body that is principally responsible for reviewing the facts and circumstances of violations of religious freedom internationally and making policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress. The President and leadership of both political parties in the Senate and House of Representatives appoint USCIRF Commissioners.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports FDD.

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