Rebecca Harris

Program Assistant for Human Rights and Civil Liberties

Rebecca Harris

Rebecca Harris works closely with Legislative Representative Yasmine Taeb on issues including the Syrian refugee situation, the United States’ “War on Terror,” military use of lethal drones, and the closure of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. As Program Assistant, she conducts research, meets with congressional staff, and drafts letters and other materials.

Rebecca joined FCNL in August, 2016. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Middle East Studies and Economics from Brown University, where she wrote her honors thesis on Syrian refugees’ integration into the Jordanian labor force.

She is originally from Boston, MA, and loves handwritten letters, group exercise classes, and breakfast.

Articles by Rebecca Harris

Update FCNL's Yasmine Taeb Speaks at Rally Opposing Muslim Ban as Fourth Circuit Hears Arguments 

As the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on the suspension of President Trump's Muslim ban executive order, FCNL lobbyist Yasmine Taeb addressed a crowd in Richmond, VA, gathered in solidarity with Muslims, refugees, and immigrants.

Statement FCNL Opposes Efforts to Undermine the Johnson Amendment 

FCNL opposes efforts by the president and members of Congress to roll back restrictions put in place in the 1950s that ban partisan political activity in houses of worship.

Press Release FCNL's Yasmine Taeb Honored by EMILY's List 

EMILY's List, an organization dedicated to promoting women's political engagement and women's rights, honors FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb for her dedicated work to promote social justice.

Update FCNL's Yasmine Taeb Speaks at May Day Rally in Solidarity with Immigrants, Refugees, and Workers 

Declaring that we must all stand up and reject policies based on discrimination and hate, FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb spoke at a rally in solidarity with immigrants, refugees, and workers on May 1st.

Update FCNL Joins 48 Faith-Based Organizations in Filing Brief Opposing the Muslim Ban Executive Order 

Alongside 48 other faith-based organizations, FCNL filed an amicus brief in opposition to President Trump's executive order barring refugees and individuals from a number of Muslim-majority countries.

Update FCNL Applauds Members of Congress for Challenging Muslim Ban Executive Order 

More than one hundred and fifty members of Congress signed onto an amicus brief challenging President Trump’s executive order barring Muslims and refugees from entry to the United States, taking a clear stance against this reprehensible policy.

Update Representatives Stand Up Against Unchecked Military Escalation in Syria 

As the United States intensifies its use of military force in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Somalia, FCNL welcomes representatives' bipartisan efforts to push back against endless, unauthorized war.

Press Release FCNL’s Yasmine Taeb Honored with 2017 Young Alumni Award from University of Florida 

Recognizing her extensive professional accomplishments and clear commitment to social justice, the University of Florida Alumni Association will honor FCNL lobbyist Yasmine Taeb with its Young Alumni Award during its Orange and Blue Weekend celebration this year.

Update FCNL's Yasmine Taeb Discusses Muslim and Refugee Ban in Webinar 

Providing recent updates and advocacy tips for allies, FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb discussed President Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban in a webinar held by on March 28th.

Update FCNL Supports Anti-Hate Crime Bills Introduced by Sen. Blumenthal and Rep. Beyer 

Responding to a marked increase in hate crimes within the United States over the past several years, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative Don Beyer have introduced legislation to improve governmental responses to these crimes on the federal and state levels.