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Confronting White Nationalism Roundtable

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

The Progressive Caucus Action Fund, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, United We Dream, Muslim Advocates, and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

in cooperation with

Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-07), Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27),
Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), Rep. Andre Carson (IN-07),
Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), and Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN-05
)

invite you to a roundtable with Members on

CONFRONTING WHITE NATIONALISM

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
3-4 pm, 2043 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring

  • Ginna Green, Chief Strategy Officer, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action

  • Sanaa Abrar, Advocacy Director, United We Dream

  • Farhana Khera, Executive Director, Muslim Advocates

  • Kristine Lucius, Executive Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

  • Alan Barber, Policy Director, Progressive Caucus Action Fund

PLEASE RSVP HERE. Light refreshments will be provided.

The number of hate crimes in the U.S. has surged in recent years. Hate can take many forms, including anti-semitism, anti-Muslim bigotry, racism, homophobia, and xenophobia. Many of these hate crimes are committed by white nationalists.

In this roundtable, leading advocates for communities affected by the recent surge in white nationalism will discuss the current data on acts of hate, best practices for discussing the issue, and specific actions that Members of Congress can take to counter white nationalism. 

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The Progressive Caucus Action Fund (PCAF) is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit that is harnessing the power of the progressive movement to drive bold ideas into the debate, create unified messaging for progressives to win key policy fights, and build progressive power across America.

Bend the Arc: Jewish Action is a movement of tens of thousands of progressive Jews all across the country who are fighting for justice and equality for all. For years, it has worked to build a more just society. Now it is rising up in solidarity with everyone threatened by the Trump agenda. Bend the Arc is also the only national Jewish organization focused exclusively on social change in the U.S.

United We Dream (UWD) is the largest immigrant youth-led community in the country. It has an online reach of over 4 million and is made up of over 400,000 members as well as 5 statewide branches and over 100 local groups across 28 states.

Muslim Advocates is a national civil rights organization working in the courts, in the halls of power and in communities to halt bigotry in its tracks. It ensures that American Muslims have a seat at the table with expert representation so that all Americans may live free from hate and discrimination.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. Through advocacy and outreach to targeted constituencies, the Leadership Conference works toward the goal of a more open and just society - an America as good as its ideals.

For more information, please contact Jessica Juarez Scruggs at jessica@progressivecaucuscenter.org.