Letter will call on Democratic party leaders to equally-condemn all forms of bigotry, threats to members of Congress
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/5/19) – On Wednesday, March 6, a coalition of Muslim and Jewish groups will hold a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to announce a letter of support for Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) that calls on Democratic Party leaders to equally condemn anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, anti-Black racism, xenophobia, and physical threats against any members of Congress.
WHAT: Coalition News Conference Announcing Letter of Support for Rep. Ilhan Omar
WHEN: Wednesday, March 6, 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Outside the Supreme Court of the United States, 1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543
WHO: MPower Change, CAIR, Jewish Voice for Peace, If Not Now, United Voices, Ultra Violet, and prominent Palestinian, Muslim, Jewish and progressive leaders.
CONTACT: Ahmed Bedier, 813-731-9506, 917-306-3323 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Following the news conference, the letter of support will be delivered to the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
FBI officials say they are looking into the threat “Assassinate Ilhan Omar” scrawled on a bathroom stall in Minnesota and posted on social media. Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, have faced constant rhetorical attacks since seeking public office.
SEE: FBI Looking Into Graffiti Death Threat Against U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar