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ADVISORY: Experts to Discuss the Threats Posed by the Conservative Campaign for ‘Religious Liberty’ Measures
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Experts to Discuss the Threats Posed by the Conservative Campaign for ‘Religious Liberty’ Measures

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, December 12, the Center for American Progress will host an event discussing how, under the guise of religious liberty, conservatives are organizing to impose their theological doctrines on others while carving out broad exemptions from a wide variety of laws with which they disagree, some of which are wholly unrelated to religion or even social issues. The event will include opening remarks by Tom Perriello, President and CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund and Counselor for Policy, Center for American Progress, and a panel discussion featuring representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union, CAP, the Human Rights Campaign, Interfaith Alliance, and NARAL Pro-Choice America.

The discussion will focus on current attempts by conservatives to insert religious doctrine into public policy in states across the country, examine how the progressive movement is responding, and highlight how the real debate is not a false choice between religious liberty and equality, but rather one about our shared American values of basic fairness, tolerance, and equal protection under the law.

WHO:

Opening remarks: 
Tom Perriello, President and CEO, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Counselor for Policy, Center for American Progress

Featured panelists:
Lissy Moskowitz, Deputy Policy Director and General Counsel, NARAL Pro-Choice America
Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, President, Interfaith Alliance
Eunice Rho, Advocacy and Policy Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union
Sarah Warbelow, State Legislative Director, Human Rights Campaign

Moderator:
Sally Steenland, Director, Faith & Progressive Policy Initiative, Center for American Progress

WHEN:

Thursday, December 12, 2013
12:00 p.m. ET – 1:15 p.m. ET

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

RSVP:

RSVP to attend the event

For more information, contact Josh Dorner at jdorner@americanprogress.org or 202.481.8153.

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