Government Relations

Laura Peralta-Schulte


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Laura Peralta is originally from San Francisco and began her career working at the Democratic National Committee. She then worked at a Democratic political consulting firm before becoming a lobbyist for a U.S.-based company where she worked for eleven years. She left lobbying in 2000 to spend time with her then young daughters, Kate and Claire, and became a high school teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia where she taught World History and AP Government. After six years of teaching, she decided to return to lobbying with a goal of working for people living in poverty.

James Luisi

Lobby Associate

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Originally from Dallas, Texas, James graduated from Loyola University Chicago with majors in political science and philosophy and a minor in Catholic studies. Through his internships with both municipal and federal offices, James has become increasingly interested in American government. As a research fellow for the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage, James studied the intersection between Catholic social teaching and human rights in Uganda.

Ashley Wilson

Field and Lobby Assistant

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Ashley handles immigration issues for NETWORK. A graduate of Saint Joseph’s University, Ashley studied Political Science, Sociology, and Faith Justice Studies. Prior to becoming NETWORK's Field and Lobby Assistant, Ashley worked as the 2012-2013 Field Associate.

Marge Clark, BVM


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Sister Marge works as a lobbyist on domestic human needs at NETWORK. A member of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM), she has over thirty years experience in higher education, teaching teachers. This follows some years in elementary school teaching. She is also actively engaged in work to close the School of the Americas and in her Congregation’s work with the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility.

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