FARGO, ND, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 – Brandi Hardy, a decorated U.S. Army veteran and the former founder of a North Dakota non-profit, has been named Legislative Coordinator by the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition.

The Board of Directors announced the appointment, effective December 1. Hardy will advocate on behalf of human rights and social justice related issues in Bismarck during the 2021 Legislative Session.

Over the past eight years, Hardy has provided professional training throughout the state of North Dakota. She has engaged with thousands of community members, in-person and through online awareness campaigns, and has worked directly with survivors of addiction, homelesssness, and exploitation.

“We are very fortunate to have someone experienced in advocating in the legislature on behalf of the underrepresented and underserved,” said Sean Coffman, 2020 NDHRC Board Chair. “North Dakotans can be assured that their voices will be heard in Bismarck this legislative session.”

In 2017, Hardy was recognized by the United States Attorney’s Office – District of North Dakota, with an Honorable Mention Award for ongoing research to strategize a cost-effective way to provide mental, physical, and emotoinal healing to survivors of human trafficking. In 2018, she was also recognized as a Woman of the Year nominees through theNorth Dakota Women’s Network.

Hardy and her wife have two children and reside in Bismarck, North Dakota, and is an active volunteer with Dakota OutRight and Furry Friends Rockin’ Rescue.

On Thursday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m. the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition will be hosting an online meet-and-greet for members of the community to meet with Hardy. Individuals should visit the following link to register: https://tinyurl.com/NDHRCHardy

About the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition

The North Dakota Human Rights Coalition is a statewide, membership-based organization established to increase the visibility of human rights needs and violations, and to change laws and attitudes that stand as barriers to residents within North Dakota who do not currently enjoy their full rights. Learn more at www.ndhrc.org