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Friday October 28 — 4:00 p.m.  — Co Lab 

José Santos Woss is the Legislative Associate for Domestic Policy. He works on domestic policy with a particular focus on criminal justice reform/mass incarceration, campaign finance reform, and the federal budget. Prior to joining Friends Committee on National Legislation Jose was a Policy Fellow at the American Friends Service Committee bringing Quaker values to a busy portfolio of issues consisting of criminal justice reform, federal immigration policy, human rights, and peace building research. Before joining the Quaker community he lobbied on public health and global health matters in the private sector. A D.C. resident since 2011, he started his career in public policy in the Office of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey. He was previously a social worker for HIV positive clients and West African refugees. He also provided French translation and interpretation services for Survivors of Torture counseling and asylum proceedings.

José is a proud son of immigrants and a Montclair State University grad who’s passionate about politics, public service, and social justice. In his free time he is on Twitter far too much, on his bike when the weather agrees, listening to podcasts, and reading Pablo Neruda’s poetry in Spanish.

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