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The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) and President Tom Andrews announced today that he will be leaving his post to return full-time to front-line advocacy focused on human rights. Andrews will be opening a strategic advocacy operation based in Washington, DC and will focus on a range of human rights issues, including the crisis affecting the Rohingya of Burma.

“I have appreciated working with so many in the UUSC community and I am proud of what we have accomplished together,” said Andrews. “But in these troubled times I believe that I can make my greatest contribution by working on the front lines of human rights advocacy.”

“Tom’s skills and high energy are considerable – his role as a former Member of Congress, his knowledge of Washington and politics, and his passion for human rights causes are greatly appreciated. I am sure that Tom will be a tireless advocate for those who need and deserve a voice,” said UUSC Board Chair Rev. Dr. Lyssa Jenkens.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, UUSC is a human rights organization powered by grassroots collaboration. UUSC advances human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies.