Friday, June 9, 2017

CONYERS: Members of Congress Denounce Anti-Muslim Marches

"I am proud to stand against hate and will continue to call out bigotry and anti-Muslim hatred wherever we see it." said the Dean of the House of Representatives, John Conyers, Jr.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Pramila Jayapal and her colleagues, held a press conference on the U.S. Capitol Grounds; The House Triangle, to speak out against hate and Islamophobia in the United States, and denounce anti-Muslim protests planned by the far-right group ACT for America.

ACT for America is identified as an extremist, anti-Islam organization by the Southern Poverty Law Center. The group plans to hold anti-Muslim protests in cities across the United States on Saturday, June 10.

In attendance were:

·         Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07)
·         Rep. John Conyers (MI-13)
·         Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
·         Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-05)
·         Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12)
·         Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-07)
·         Council on American-Islamic Relations

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