House Judiciary Chair Conyers to Address ADC Convention, Five Days Left to Register at Discounted Price
Washington DC | May 10, 2007 | www.adc.org | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is proud to announce that Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, will address the ADC Convention during the Saturday, June 9 Gala Dinner Banquet, from 7:30-10:30 pm. The Annual National Convention will take place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, June 8 to 10.
Congressman Conyers has served 21 terms in the US Congress. This January, the congressman took over the Chairmanship of the House Committee on the Judiciary. As Chairman, Conyers has introduced and endorsed legislation to advance civil liberties, ensure equal protection and access to the voting booth and combat violence against women. Since September 11, 2001, he has worked to strike a balance between keeping our country safe from terrorism while protecting civil liberties.
ADC works extensively with Congressman Conyers and his staff on legislation important to the Arab-American community such as the End Racial Profiling Act, and the Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Mr. Conyers is the principle author of the End Racial Profiling Act; if passed, this legislation would ensure that the rights of all Americans are protected by banning racial profiling nationwide and by requiring all federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to take administrative steps to eliminate the practice. ADC worked with Congressman Conyers to ensure that in a post-9/11 environment, the definition of racial profiling included perception of national origin and religion.
Already this year, the congressman has scored an early victory for civil rights by getting his Hate Crimes Prevention Act passed in the House of Representatives. ADC worked in coalition with national civil rights, disability, gay/lesbian, and religious organizations to support passage of this important civil rights legislation. The hate crimes bill would provide increased protection for all Americans, including Arab-Americans, from being the victims of hate crimes by placing a wide range of hate crimes under federal jurisdiction. This would allow for enhanced support by the Federal government of local investigation and prosecution.
Congressman Conyers is also one of the 13 founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and is considered the Dean of that group.
Congressman Conyers joins a growing list of US members of Congress who have confirmed their participation at this year‘s ADC Convention. Those include Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Congressman Nick Rahall (D-WV), Presidential Candidate Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), and Presidential Candidate former Senator Mike Gravel (D-AK).
ONLY FIVE DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER AT THE DISCOUNTED PRICE OF $295 FOR THE ENTIRE CONVENTION!
HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE CONVENTION
Register early online for the Convention, total early discounted price, includes access to all events with five meals included, is $295. You must register online before May 15, 2007 to secure the discounted price of $295. The student rate is $195, you must have a valid student id and be registered full time to qualify for the student rate. After May 15, registration for the entire convention package goes to the regular price of $345.
Register at www.adc.org.
REGISTER FOR THE HOTEL
The room rate is $159/night for single or double occupancy. Those planning to attend are requested to reserve hotel rooms early by using the following link and using the ADC group code 12400607815: www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/WashingtonDCShoreham.aspx
To place an advertisement or a message of appreciation to an award recipient in the Convention Book, and to help support ADC, please see: www.adc.org/PDF/Sponsorship2007.pdf
UPDATED CONVENTION PROGRAM SCHEDULE: Detailed schedule with an updated list of confirmed speakers available at: www.adc.org/PDF/convsched.pdf