Reverend Jennifer Kottler currently serves as the Director of Policy and Advocacy at Sojourners. A long-time advocate for justice, Jennifer has served in advocacy ministry for more than 7 years through her work at Protestants for the Common Good (Chicago IL), the Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign, and the Chicago Jobs Council, prior to joining Sojourners.
Jen has a long track record of successful advocacy and policy change at the city, state and federal level fighting for civil rights, increasing the minimum wage, increasing Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), expanding eligibility for state child health insurance, regulating the pay day loan industry, increasing the availability of job training and support services for low income adults and access to affordable housing. She received her M.Div. from the Divinity School at The University of Chicago and is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Jen also has a Master’s degree in Special Education from the George Washington University and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Bethany College (West Virginia).
Jen resides in Columbia Heights and enjoys good food, good wine and good friends. An avid sports fan and native of the Pittsburgh area, Jen likes to travel, hike and cheer for the Steelers.
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Where Has All the Sanity Gone?
Where has all the sanity gone?
I, for one, never expected in my wildest dreams to pine for the days of Ronald Reagan. But I'm there.
And for everyone who is blaming "everyone" on this debt ceiling debacle, you're just dead wrong. The Democratically controlled House and Senate in the 80s did not hold President Reagan hostage when he had to raise the debt ceiling. And that is exactly what is happening. And the problem is that this is a train wreck that has been months in the coming. The only thing that we don't know is how bad the carnage will be.
When in Romans...
The Utah Compact has good immigration principles -- but there's still a more excellent way.
Millions More for Millionaires
How Can a 'Peace and Justice' Community Support the DREAM Act?
For the DREAMers, The Waiting Must End Today
Thank God for the Patriot Millionaires
For They Shall be Called Children of God
Choices Make Changes
REEL Images of Immigration: The Visitor
[Editor's Note: This week we will have a series of reviews on films with a focus on immigration. Check back each day for a new film review, and visit www.faithandimmigration.org for more information]