News: PWYP-US Mourns the Passing of Former Senator Richard Lugar

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 29, 2019

Contact: Filmona Hailemichael – fhailemichael@pwypusa.org
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PWYP-US Mourns the Passing of Former Senator Richard Lugar

It was with great sadness that PWYP-US learned of the passing of Former Senator Richard Lugar. Throughout his career, Senator Lugar was a tireless advocate for fighting global poverty and tackling corruption. In 2010, he helped to pass a groundbreaking bipartisan transparency law that empowers citizens to hold their governments accountable for the use of oil, gas, and mining revenues. In a testament to Senator Lugar’s global impact and legacy, that law has since been replicated in 30 countries around the world. The international PWYP family mourns the loss of Senator Lugar and sends our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and staff.