Getting Through to Washington: A Congressional Staffer’s Take on What You Need to Know

Friday, January 19th 2018 at 7:00 pm
Friday, January 19th 2018 at 8:30 pm
Center for Inquiry, 1310 Sweet Home Road, Amherst, NY (across the street from University at Buffalo North Campus)

Getting through to your senators and representatives is often frustrating, especially when the inner workings of Washington can feel like a black box. Join us as we hear from new CFI Director of Government Affairs Jason Lemieux on his experience as a congressional staffer and learn some of his important takeaways on what you can do to be a more effective citizen.

Jason Lemieux

Jason Lemieux comes to CFI with a breadth of experience. As a U.S. Marine serving three tours in Iraq from 2001 to 2006, Sgt. Lemieux led an intelligence and infantry team in Ramadi. After his military service, Jason enrolled in Columbia University, where he completed his Bachelor of Arts and his Master of International Affairs while exploring numerous roles in nonprofit and public service organizations.

From 2006 to 2008, Jason served as a spokesperson for Iraq Veterans Against the War, and in 2007, he was elected to a one-year term on the organization’s Board of Directors.

On Capitol Hill, Jason has served as a fellow in the congressional offices of Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Charlie Rangel (D-NY), and most recently served as a legislative correspondent handling the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ).

General Admission: $5
CFI Planet Level Members & higher: FREE
Students: FREE

Questions? Contact Stef McGraw at or 716-636-4869 ext. 402