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Forum to focus on Civil Rights under Trump

POSTED: April 06, 2017, 7:00 am

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Several Democratic members of the House of Representatives will participate in a forum today on Capitol Hill that will focus on the status of civil rights under the Trump administration. The forum will take place in the Rayburn House Office Building in Room 2226 at 10:30 am. It will be streamed live on the Democratic Caucus House Education and Workforce Committee Facebook page.

Members participating include House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), House Committee on Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA), Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Rep. G. K. Butterfield (D-NC), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Rep. Hank Johnson Jr. (D-GA), Rep. David N. Cicilline (D-RI), and Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA).

Individuals who expected to testify in front of the panel include:

• Gavin Grimm, plaintiff in transgender rights case, G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board

• Chief Hassan Aden, Steering Committee, Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration and former Chief of Police of the Greenville Police Department

• Catherine Lhamon, Chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, former Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education

• Ron Davis, former director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the Department of Justice

• Chiraag Bains, Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School Criminal Justice Policy Program, former Senior Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights

• Roy Austin, former director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs, Justice, and Opportunity

• Joe Rich, Co-Director, Fair Housing & Community Development Project, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

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