AAI Co-Hosts Reception to Welcome Members of Congress

Posted by Tess Waggoner on January 30, 2019 in Blog

On Monday, January 28, 2019, AAI was delighted to co-host a reception welcoming new Members of Congress alongside Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) and Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). We partner with these organizations on work to spread the message that U.S. policies that will help bring a just and durable resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other conflicts throughout the Middle East require justice, respect for human rights, & equality for all.


collage from 28 jan reception

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (M-13) with AAI President Jim Zogby (top left); Rep. David Price (NC-04) addressing the gathering (top right); Sharice Davids (KS-03, center) with Executive Director, Maya Berry, and former AAI staff member Nadia Aziz (bottom left); Policy Counsel Ryan Suto chats with Rep. Sean Casten (IL-06).


Attending members included Rep. David Price ((NC-04), and newly elected Members Rep. Rashida Tlaib (M-13), Sharice Davids (KS-03) and Sean Caster (IL-06); each representative briefly addressed the group. In her comments to those assembled, AAI Executive Director Maya Berry reflected on the importance of local action and collaboration to advocate for First Amendment freedoms here at home. Each attending Member was gifted a copy of Jim’s latest book, “Palestinians: The Invisible Victims.”