Progressive Issues Town Hall

Progressive Issues Town Hall

Date and Time

Feb 27, 2019 7:00 pm

Location

14th & V

2021 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009

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Description:

Busboys and Poets invites the community for a town hall gathering on progressive policy moving forward with Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Congressman Mark Pocan, joined by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

Pramila Jayapal is the first Indian-American woman to serve in the House of Representatives, the first woman to represent Washington’s 7th district and the first Democratic person of color to represent Washington State in Congress. Representative Jayapal serves on the Judiciary, Education and Labor, and Budget Committees and in addition to co-chairing the Congressional Progressive Caucus also co-chairs the Medicare For All Caucus and TheUnited for Climate and Environmental Justice Task Force which she co-founded.

Mark Pocan is the representative for Wisconsin’s 2nd District and co-chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus, in addition to co-chairing The LGBT Equality Caucus. A small business owner, union member, and lifelong advocate for progressive causes, Rep. Pocan is committed to using his experience from both the private and public sectors to fight for policies that promote economic and social justice and support the families of south central Wisconsin.

Rashida Tlaib is one of the rising leaders of the Progressive Caucus, the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress. She is a champion for human rights and a fierce voice promoting Medicare for All, abolitioning ICE and supporting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against the Israeli occupation.

Ilhan Omar represents Minnesota's 5th congressional district and is the first Somali American elected to legislative office in the United States. Along with Rashida Tlaib, she is one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress and the first woman of color to serve as a U.S. representative from Minnesota. She has advocated for a living wage, affordable housing and healthcare, student loan debt forgiveness, the protection of DREAMERS and the abolition of ICE. She has strongly opposed the immigration policies of the Trump administration, including the Trump travel ban.

This will be a full store event, open to the public, free of charge. First come, first seated. Busboys and Poets will also live stream the event to Facebook  facebook.com/busboysandpoets

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