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Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representing the 12th District of Florida

Congressional Caucus Unveils Critical Data about How to Maximize International Human Rights Protections

July 24, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC:   Congressman Gus Bilirakis, co-Chair of the International Religious Freedom (IRF) Caucus,  invites members of the press to attend a private reception exclusively unveiling the findings of a recent study regarding the powerful impact of rights-based education. Educational approaches like this offered in societies that are unaware of their freedoms, provide significant opportunity to shape the minds of future generations, as well as public policy as it relates to the promotion of basic human rights and religious freedoms around the globe.  The IRF Caucus will serve as the honorary co-host of this special event occurring alongside the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom meeting hosted by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  This will be an incredible opportunity for Members of Congress to learn and engage with one another. Foreign Ministers and Embassy officials from around D.C. have been invited to participate as well. Details regarding the press conference and reception are provided below.  The press is encouraged to attend, however, must pre-register by contacting Miranda Robinson (202-225-5755) or via email:   Miranda.Robinson@mail.house.gov .

 Freedom of religion is one of the most basic human rights and it is regularly denied to millions of people around the globe, sometimes in the most horrific and violent manner possible-even by those who claim to be our allies.  We cannot, in good conscience, sit by silently and allow these atrocities to occur.  The International Religious Freedom Caucus does important work to educate our country’s leaders about the oppression that occurs and to unite efforts to combat those injustices.  The recent findings that will be shared at this event have the potential to shape our work as we lead the charge against religious persecution,said Congressman Bilirakis.

Press Conference and Reception Information

DATE: Wednesday, July 25

TIME:  7:45 AM-8:45 A.M.

PLACE:  340 Cannon House Office Building