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LAM presented its first-ever Chris & John Haaland Advocacy Award at the 2014 Bishop's Legislative Luncheon in Santa Fe in February.
Ivan Westergaard, a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church , received the honor for his advocacy on social-justice issues. His involvement with LAM goes back to the days when the organization was called the Lutheran Office of Governmental Ministry (LOGM). Ivan has also been very active in the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry, Albuquerque Interfaith and other organizations, including Bread for theWorld.
It is very fitting that Ivan received an award named after the Haalands, who were also active Bread for the World supporters in Albuquerque. Members of the Westergaard and Haaland families were on hand for the awards ceremony.