Edward Logan is an International Human Rights Advocate working as a Public Relations Officer at Jubilee Campaign USA cultivating relationships with the international community, churches and media. Mr. Logan is also involved with the North Korea Freedom Coalition as a tireless human rights crusader raising awareness of human rights issues of North Korean people and the plight of refugees in China. He successfully coordinated the launching of the historic First North Korea Freedom Day Rally in Washington, D.C. held last April 28, 2004 and lobbied for the passage of the North Korea Human Rights Act 2004 (HR 4011) during the 108th US Congress. On October 18, 2004, Pres. Bush signed the bill into law that will allow US funds to be granted to domestic and foreign non-profit organizations to provide humanitarian relief or introduce market economies in North Korea; begin pursuit of asylum procedures for North Koreans seeking protection in the US and seek to promote democracy in North Korea by expanding Radio Free Asia and Voice of America broadcasts into North Korea.
Mr. Logan, 26, was the first youngest Filipino-American ever to be part of the U.S. delegation attended the 5th International North Korean Human Rights & Refugees Conference held on February 29-March 2, 2004 in Warsaw, Poland, organized by Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights and the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. Mr. Logan also successfully campaigned for the appointment of Special Rapportuer for North Korea during the 56th General meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and lobbied the passage UN resolution against North Korean government condemning its abysmal human rights abuse records.
Mr. Logan was born in Manila, Philippines and immigrated in the United States. Since then he has been actively involved in religious freedom advocacy and human rights work on a pro bono basis for several years. His broad involvement includes annual participation in various district forums in Arizona, Connecticut, Michigan, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia as a speaker for International Day of Prayer for Persecuted Church alongside with Lord David Alton of Liverpool (a member of the British Parliament in the House of Lords and founder of Jubilee Campaign UK) as they exposes the plight of persecuted Christians and other ethnic religious minorities worldwide. Mr. Logan also a leading defender of pro-life and pro-family issues. He instrumented in bringing Norma McCorvey (formerly known as Jane Roe) to speak and discuss about the pending case to overturn the Roe v. Wade of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the British Parliament. His unashamed stand has made him a rising voice for pro-life initiatives in the United States and abroad. He continues to advocate and lobby religious freedom and human rights issues both in the European Parliament and in the United States.
In addition, Mr. Logan also lobbied two prominent legislations that affect Filipino American community here in the United States and in the Philippines. First, the Filipino Veterans Benefit Act also known as S. 1213, allowing Filipinos to be eligible for full veteran and medical benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans. Second, the passage of the Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2003 (also known as the Dual Citizenship Act) in the Philippines that later became law in September 2003 that automatically restores Filipino citizenship to former Filipino nationals who have taken up foreign citizenships.
Mr. Logan’s human rights experience prior to joining Jubilee Campaign USA includes Amnesty International—Philippines (AIP) where he was a part of the committee organizing the 1st Bi-Annual International Youth Festival on Human Rights Conference and led several successful campaigns for the protection of many Filipino migrant workers abroad. Currently, he is on the advisory board for the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Associations (NAPALSA) and active supporter of Asian Pacific American community. He and his wife also founded Tsedeq International, a non-profit organization that assists street children at high risks in Asia by establishing micro enterprise livelihood programs to combat poverty and advocate for their protection.
Mr. Logan earned his B.S. Political Science degree with honors at Northern Arizona University (1999), a Master in Public Administration major in Public Policy and Program Administration from Regent University, Robertson School of Government (2001) and his Master’s in Strategic Portfolio and Non-Profit Management at the School of Business, George Washington University (2003). Currently, he is finishing another Master at the Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University.
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