Foreign Policy for America Endorses Stephanie Schmid (NJ-04) for Election 

Foreign Policy for America Endorses Stephanie Schmid (NJ-04) for Election


Former diplomat endorsed by nonpartisan

Foreign Policy for America



WASHINGTON D.C. – Foreign Policy for America announced today its endorsement of Stephanie Schmid for election. As an attorney, former diplomat, and human rights advocate, Schmid is running to represent the people of New Jersey’s 4th district in the U.S. House of Representatives.


“Stephanie has served our country with distinction, and it’s that same commitment to service that drives her campaign today to represent her community,” said Andrew Albertson, Executive Director of Foreign Policy for America. “As a former U.S. diplomat and an advocate for women’s reproductive rights, Stephanie has demonstrated repeatedly her commitment to defending our rights and freedoms. She brings the empathy and seriousness we need from our Congressional leaders — rooted in facts, committed to service, and with zero time for BS. That’s why we’re so proud to endorse her.”


A native of New Jersey, Schmid worked as a federal litigation attorney and in private practice before joining the U.S. Foreign Service in 2011. She served in Washington, D.C., and in embassies around the world for seven years, working to uphold democratic institutions, assist U.S. citizens abroad, and protect international human rights. Following her service at the State Department, she led the U.S. Foreign Policy Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she was a strong and principled advocate for reproductive and LGBTQ rights and fought against the Trump Administration’s harmful global gag rule.


Schmid joins other FP4A endorsed Senate and House candidates: Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32), Rep. Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Rep. Jason Crow (CO-06), Cal Cunningham (NC), Dan Feehan (MN-01), Sara Gideon (ME), Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06), Sara Jacobs (CA-53), Gina Ortiz Jones (TX-23), Mark Kelly (AZ), Rep. Andy Kim (NJ-03), Sri Kulkarni (TX-22), Rep. Tom Malinowski (NJ-07), Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), Rep. Max Rose (NY-11), Kate Schroder (OH-01), Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (NH), Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (NM-02), Rep. Abigail Spanberger (VA-07), and Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14). The organization has also endorsed Joe Biden for President.


Foreign Policy for America is a nonpartisan advocacy organization working to strengthen support for principled American engagement in the world. We support policies that keep Americans safe and out of conflicts, advance prosperity for all, and are true to our country’s highest values.

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