Congressmember Rashida Tlaib to Headline our 40th Annual Testimonial Dinner
Congressmember Rashida Tlaib will deliver a keynote speech on March 28, 2020 during the annual benefit for the National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (NLGSF). The Michigan representative, the first Palestinian-American in Congress and one of the progressive freshman members of “the Squad,” has been at the forefront of challenging the Trump presidency and reinvigorating the left-wing flank of the Democratic Party. Congressmember Tlaib is also a former attorney with Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice, an affiliate of the National Lawyers Guild.
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