Yasmine Taeb

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Yasmine Taeb

Yasmine Taeb fled Iran during the Iran-Iraq war and grew up undocumented before becoming a citizen, lawyer and activist. Yasmine holds a J.D. from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, a Graduate Certificate in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida. In 2016, she became the first Muslim woman elected to the Democratic National Committee. Her passion for justice is reflected in her 10 plus years of legislative experience, during which she worked on Capitol Hill; directed the Human Rights & Civil Liberties Program at the Friends Committee on National Legislation lobbying for increased resettlement of refugees, the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, and repeal of the 2001 AUMF; and also served as project manager at the Center for American Progress (CAP) where she co-authored “Fear, Inc. 2.0: The Islamophobia Network’s Efforts to Manufacture Hate in America.” Yasmine currently serves as Senior Policy Counsel at Demand Progress and continues to contribute through her writings and commentaries that have appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, The Hill, and HuffPost.