|As an advisory body, the Commission's recommendations provide important insights into how the U.S. Congress, State Department, and White House can address violations of religious freedom through U.S. policy in a way that seeks to improve conditions for oppressed people.
Hardwired's Board Vice-Chair, Dr. Eric Patterson, stated, "Nadine has been a consistent advocate for the fundamental rights of individuals, both at home and abroad. I applaud the administration for appointing her to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom."
Other supporters issued the following statements:
“I commend President Trump for all of his excellent appointments to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, including the appointment of Nadine Maenza. With her vast experience in religious freedom, policy development, and strategic planning, I have no doubt she will be a strong asset to the Commission. She is an outstanding choice.”
- Frank R. Wolf, Former Member of Congress
“I am thankful to President Trump for appointing Nadine Maenza to USCIRF. We have worked together with Hardwired Global advocating for persecuted communities in Iraq, Sudan, Nigeria and other countries dealing with religious oppression. I admire her commitment and know she will be a valuable member of the Commission."
- Kathy Ireland, Chair/CEO kiWW
“I would like to extend my congratulations to Ms Nadine Maenza on her appointment to the USCIRF. As founding board member of Hardwired Global, Ms. Maenza is deeply familiar with religious oppression that inflicts our world and brings organizational strength in advocating for religious freedom across the world. She is excellent choice to further the Commission’s objectives.”
- Mr. Ahsan Khan, National President of Indian American Muslim Council,
A Washington DC based organization advocating for rights of
religious minorities in India.
“Nadine Maenza has long been an advocate for religious freedom and I am pleased she will have the opportunity to serve as a Commissioner on USCIRF. Her experience will help our nation succeed in the great cause of reducing religious persecution, and advancing the God-given right of religious freedom for everyone, everywhere."
- Thomas Farr, President of Religious Freedom Institute and Director of the Religious Freedom Research Project at Georgetown University
“Having travelled with Nadine and Hardwired Global to northern Iraq, I have seen her passion for religious freedom firsthand and I have no doubt she will continue to be an important voice for those who are living without the freedom to follow their faith as a member of the Commission.”
- Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow at the CATO Institute
"I am thrilled about the appointment of Nadine Maenza to USCIRF. Nadine has been an advocate for the most vulnerable from all faiths who have endured religious persecution. Her appointment is a recognition of her passion and tireless advocacy on behalf of some of the most vulnerable and often forgotten people of our generation."
- Scott Arbeiter, President, World Relief
"I am pleased that Nadine Maenza has been appointed to the US Commission on International Religious Freedom. She has been an important advocate for the Yazidi community with her advocacy in the U.S. and work in Iraq. I am confident she will be an important voice on the Commission."
- Haider Elias, President and Co-Founder, Yazda.