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The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.


Jeremy Kadden

Senior International Policy Advocate

Jeremy Kadden joined the Human Rights Campaign in August 2014 as Senior International Policy Advocate. He focuses on working with the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch to advance an LGBTQ-inclusive U.S. foreign policy. He is also contact for the northeast region, which includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Prior to joining HRC, Jeremy was the Senior Legislative Manager at InterAction, the largest coalition of U.S.-based NGOs, where he lobbied for greater U.S. engagement in global development. Before working at InterAction, Jeremy spent seven years on Capitol Hill, working for Representatives Shelley Berkley (D-NV) and Jim Kolbe (R-AZ), covering foreign affairs, immigration, national security and a wide range of other issues.

Jeremy has a Bachelor’s Degree in history from Columbia University and a Masters in International Relations from Cambridge University. He lives in Washington with his wife, Jana, and their three children.

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