Media Contact:Christine Connolly-Bell
Seattle, WA (January 13, 2012) — World Vision is pleased to learn of President Obama’s appointment of Cecilia Muņoz to serve as the director of the Domestic Policy Council, and looks forward to working with her and the Domestic Policy Council on priority issues facing our nation's most vulnerable children.
Ms. Muņoz has worked in the Obama Administration since 2009. She is currently the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs where she oversees the Administration’s relationships with mayors, governors, tribal leaders and other state and local officials. She is also a key advisor to President Obama on outreach to the Hispanic community.
As director of the Domestic Policy Council, Ms. Muņoz will supervise the development and execution of domestic policy in the White House on a range of issues including education and health.
"With the number of American families living in poverty already at record heights and expected to continue to rise, there is a heightened need for even more of a focus on lasting solutions to help American children reach their God given potential," says Romanita Hairston, Vice President of U.S. Programs for World Vision.
World Vision’s advocacy and government relations team works with Congress and the White House to advocate on behalf of vulnerable children and families in the United States. The appointment of Ms. Muņoz to lead the Domestic Policy Council provides a critical opportunity to strengthen World Vision’s partnership with the U.S. government to create safer, healthier communities where children can overcome poverty and reach their God-given potential.
“Throughout her career, Ms. Muņoz has demonstrated a deep commitment to serving children and families in need. We applaud her appointment, and look forward to working with her to prevent youth violence, improve education, and promote economic justice in marginalized communities around the United States. ,” says Adam Taylor, World Vision's Vice President for Advocacy.
World Vision's U.S. Programs and our 3,000 partners around the country implement education and youth development programs and address basic physical needs in eight urban and rural sites around the United States.
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