EVENT ADVISORY: Reclaiming Religious Freedom: A Conversation with Rep. Ilhan Omar

Washington, D.C. — Throughout her campaign and during the start of her time in office, U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has spoken candidly about her Muslim faith. As a religious minority, she has been a champion of religious freedom, and as a new member of Congress, she brings a fresh perspective on the ways in which faith values can inform progressive politics.

Please join the Center for American Progress for this important discussion as we embark on a new strategy for our Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative. The conversation will reflect on progressive faith values and what it means to preserve the right to religious freedom in America—and what it does not.

Press are welcome to RSVP by following this link.

Opening remarks:
Maggie Siddiqi, Director of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative, Center for American Progress

In conversation:
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)

Moderated by:
Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
9 a.m.–10:00 a.m. ET

Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

Coffee will be served at 8:30 a.m. ET.

For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at  or 202-478-6327.