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.

rebecca@fcnl.org

Articles by Rebecca Harris

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 Stand.earth 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 Stand.earth 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.

Event FCNL's Yasmine Taeb to Present on Immigrant and Refugee Issues in Upcoming Webinar 

FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb will discuss President Trump's Muslim and refugee ban on Tuesday, March 28, during a webinar organized by Stand.earth.

Update FCNL Welcomes Court Ruling Blocking Executive Order on Refugees and Immigrants  

FCNL welcomes a federal court’s decision to suspend President Trump's executive order on refugees and immigration from six Muslim-majority countries.

Update Rep. Lofgren Introduces Legislation to Rescind Muslim Ban 2.0 

Calling President Trump's most recent executive order "un-American" and "unconstitutional," Representative Zoe Lofgren has introduced legislation to rescind it.

Update New Executive Order on Refugees, Immigrants No Better than the First 

Though the Trump administration made superficial changes to its original executive order on refugees and immigrants, the new version is no better: it still creates a de facto Muslim ban and does grave, unnecessary harm to people around the world.

Update FCNL's Yasmine Taeb Organizes Rally to Protest President Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0 

Several hundred people, including DNC Chairman Tom Perez, attended the rally outside the White House on March 6th in response to President Trump's executive order barring refugees and individuals from six Muslim-majority countries.