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ADVISORY: Conyers to Host Forum on the Impact of Budget Proposals on Justice, Job Creation, Public Safety, and Civil Liberties

Washington, DC, February 23, 2011

On Thursday, February 24th, House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) will host a forum on the impact that the GOP’s budget proposal – and the looming government shutdown – will have on job creation, public safety, and America’s justice system.  Some of the federal programs that will be critically affected by H.R. 1, the Republican continuing resolution that passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week, are listed here.

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an irresponsible and dangerous spending bill, H.R. 1, that will unnecessarily cut jobs, threaten American innovation, undermine public safety and law enforcement, and restrict fundamental civil liberties,” said Conyers.  “We cannot allow Americans’ livelihood, safety, and future be held hostage by these mindless cuts and the unnecessary threat of a government shutdown.”

House Judiciary Democratic Forum on “The Impact of Budget Proposals on Justice, Job Creation, Public Safety, and Civil Liberties”
10:00 a.m., Thursday, February 24, 2011
Rayburn Building, Room 2237, Washington, D.C.
  • Laura Murphy, Director of Washington Legislative Office, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Hilary Shelton, Washington Bureau Director and Senior Vice President for Advocacy, NAACP
  • Eric Rodriguez, Vice President of the Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation, National Council of La Raza
  • Travis Plunkett, Legislative Director, Consumer Federation of America
  • Damon Moglen, Director of Climate and Energy, Friends of the Earth
  • Tara Andrews, Deputy Executive Director, Coalition for Juvenile Justice
  • Don Murray, Senior Policy Advisor for Justice and Public Safety Legislative Affairs Department, National Association of Counties
  • Don Saunders, Director of Civil Legal Services, National Legal Aid and Defender Association
  • Pleasant S. Broadnax, Local Indigent Defense Panel Attorney
  • Susan Krehbiel, Vice President for Protection and Programs, Lutheran Immigrant Refugee Services
  • Kirsten Zewers, Government Relations Counsel, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • *Other invited guests include representatives from Planned Parenthood Federation of America.