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Monday, March 18th | 12 – 1 PM ET | 11 AM– 12 PM CT | 10 – 11 AM MT | 9 – 10 AM PT
On February 11, 2019, President Trump declared a national emergency to secure funding to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Congress stands at the brink of the first-ever bi-partisan rebuke of a presidential executive order, though a vote has not yet been called. There are insufficient votes to override an expected presidential veto. At the same time, a series of lawsuits have been initiated in response to the presidential declaration. We and Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) invite you to join us for a critical discussion on what is at stake when a president declares an emergency in these circumstances and the impact on democratic institutions.
- Peter Ferenbach, ReThink Media
- Liza Goitein, Brennan Center
- Cristina Jimenez, United We Dream
- Rob Weissman, Public Citizen
- Nadia Firozvi, Democracy Fund
This briefing is offered free of charge thanks to FCCP members’ financial support. It is open to funders and philanthropic advisors only.
As with all FCCP events, the subject matter is strictly limited to non-partisan discussion as outlined in the agenda.