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Yasmine Taeb to Speak on Netroots Panel with Rep. Pocan and Rep. Schakowsky

By Yasmine Taeb, Rebecca Harris, July 24, 2017

Alongside Representatives Mark Pocan and Jan Schakowsky, FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb will discuss grassroots mobilization and movement-building around the Muslim ban on a panel at the Netroots Nation Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 11th.

The panel, entitled "Making Congress Listen: How to Transform Trump Anger and Movement Energy into Victories on Capitol Hill," will address how organizers can channel outrage at discriminatory, inhumane policies into positive change. Speakers will outline methods for smart, strategic constituent lobbying and describe how this form of activism fits into a larger movement to move Congress in a more progressive direction.

The event will take place on Friday, August 11th at 9:00 am at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

Led by Mike Darner, Executive Director of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the panel will also feature:

  • Sarah Badawi, Progressive Change Campaign Committee
  • Rep. Mark Pocan, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Ezra Levin, Indivisible Project
  • Rep. Jan Schakowsky, U.S. House of Representatives

More information about this event can be found at Netroots Nation's website.

Yasmine Taeb

  • Legislative Director for Human Rights and Civil Liberties

Yasmine directs FCNL’s work on a number of human rights and civil liberties issues, including lobbying for increased resettlement of 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.

Rebecca Harris

  • Program Assistant for Human Rights and Civil Liberties

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.