Yasmine Taeb

Legislative Representative for Human Rights and Civil Liberties

Yasmine Taeb

Yasmine directs FCNL’s work on a number of human rights and civil liberties issues, including lobbying for increased resettlement of Syrian refugees, more transparency and oversight of the U.S. lethal drones program, calling for the closure of Guantanamo, and for the repeal of the 2001 AUMF, among other issues.

Previously, Yasmine served as Project Manager at the Center for American Progress (CAP) and co-author of CAP’s Islamophobia report, “Fear, Inc. 2.0: The Islamophobia Network’s Efforts to Manufacture Hate in America.” Yasmine has substantial legislative and advocacy experience and has served as the Government Relations Manager for the Arab American Institute as well as a Legislative Fellow for Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA).

Yasmine has advised and worked on several national and state political campaigns, including President Obama's reelection campaign in 2012. She also ran for a Virginia House of Delegates seat in the summer of 2014. Yasmine has served on a number of state and local boards, including the Board of Directors for NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia. Yasmine serves as a Commissioner on the Arlington County Human Rights Commission as well as a Gubernatorial appointee on the Family and Children's Trust Fund of Virginia (FACT). She also actively works to engage communities of color in the political process and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Democratic Asian Americans of Virginia (DAAV), a caucus of the Democratic Party of Virginia.

Yasmine’s writings and commentaries have appeared in The Hill, Newsweek, The Huffington Post, ThinkProgress, Democracy Now!, Al Jazeera English, and Middle East Eye. She holds a J.D. from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, a Graduate Certificate in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida.

Yasmine is the recipient of the 2016 Young Women of Achievement Award for Service/Nonprofit Advocacy and the recipient of the 2016 Diversity Award for Leadership in the Legal Profession from Penn State Law.


Articles by Yasmine Taeb

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.

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.

FCNL in the News FCNL’s Yasmine Taeb speaks with TeleSUR about Muslim Ban 2.0 

In an interview with TeleSUR, FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb discusses support within the Trump administration for the recent executive order on immigration and refugee resettlement.

FCNL in the News FCNL’s Yasmine Taeb Discusses Muslim Ban 2.0 on the Bill Press Show 

FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb joins the Bill Press show to discuss President Trump’s most recent executive order barring refugees and individuals from six Muslim-majority countries, addressing how her personal experiences motivate her current advocacy on this issue.