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State of the Union Public Screening & Panel Discussion

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MEDIA ADVISORY: January 29th – State of the Union Public Screening & Panel Discussion

Media Contact:             
Danielle Bernard; 410-230-2888

Anticipating the President’s longstanding platform on immigration issues to be a central focus of his State of the Union address, and the current discussions on the government shutdown, there’s no better way to watch the address this year than alongside people who live, work, and breathe the issues.

Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to a panel of issue experts prior to the State of the Union, to watch the address itself, and to mingle with fellow pro-migrant and refugee advocates while enjoy some light refreshments.

This event is free and open to the public.

  • WHAT: Public Screening of 2019 State of the Union Address & Panel Discussion
  • WHEN: Tuesday, January 29 from 7:00pm to 10:30pm
    • 7:00pm – Panel discussion begins
    • 8:30pm – State of the Union screening
    • 9:30pm – Reflections from guests and panelists
  • WHO: Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and Panelists
    • Louis E. Caldera, former U.S. Secretary of the Army and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law and Senior Affiliate in the Program on Law and Government at American University Washington College of Law
    • Joel Rubin, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs and President of the Washington Strategy Group
    • Lucero Ortiz, Esq., Director of Legal Services at the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) DC
    • Jamil N. Jaffer, Founder of National Security Institute and Adjunct Professor of Law and Director of the National Security Law & Policy Program at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University
    • Rev. Amy Reumann, Director of Advocacy for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
    • The discussion will be moderated by María Peña, award-winning former Senior White House Correspondent at La Opinion and El Diario Nueve York, and former VP of Print at the National Associate of Hispanic Journalists NAHJ).
  • WHERELutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St NE, Washington, DC 20003*
  • ISSUES: Immigration, SIVs, U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, TPS, DACA/Dreamers, Family Reunification

*Our use of space at Lutheran Church of the Reformation does not indicate endorsement or sponsorship by the church.

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Founded in 1939, LIRS (Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service) is one of the largest refugee resettlement agencies in the United States. It is nationally recognized for its leadership advocating with refugees, asylum seekers, unaccompanied children, immigrants in detention, families fractured by migration and other vulnerable populations. Through more than 75 years of service and advocacy, LIRS has helped over 500,000 migrants and refugees rebuild their lives in America.

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