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Next Steps for Women's March Movement

January 23, 2017
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NBC Washington

In an emotional interview with NBC4, Yasmine Taeb talks about her personal story and why she works on refugee advocacy.

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Women's March on Washington

January 19, 2017
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NBC Washington

Leading up to the Women's March on Washington, Yasmine Taeb leads an advocacy training for activists in Washington, D.C. for the march.

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Standing with Standing Rock

December 2, 2016

Yasmine Taeb is meeting with members of Congress this week to discuss the human rights violations at Standing Rock.

Yasmine is leading Hill meetings for Royce Gay of the Ogala Lakota Sioux Tribe, including a meeting today with Congressman Raul M. Grijalva to discuss the human rights violations against indigenous activists fighting for clean water and exercising their constitutional rights.

"The militarized police response to activists is unacceptable and inexcusable," said Yasmine Taeb. "It's our responsibility to protect the sacred lands of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and defend the rights of water protectors to engage in peaceful demonstrations."

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Yasmine Taeb joins DNC Forward Together Bus Tour in South Philly

November 6, 2016

Yasmine Taeb joins the DNC Forward Together bus tour today in South Philly with fellow DNC member Bel Leong-Hong for an Asian American & Pacific Islander GOTV rally.

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Yasmine Taeb is in Pennsylvania campaigning for Sec. Hillary Clinton and Katie McGinty

November 5, 2016

Virginia DNC member Yasmine Taeb is in Philadelphia working to elect Sec. Clinton and Katie McGinty to the U.S. Senate.

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US Elections 2016: American Muslims urged to vote

September 22, 2016
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Straits Times (Singapore media)

Yasmine Taeb speaks to Straits Times about the 2016 Presidential election and the rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric.

"The rise in hate crimes and attacks against American Muslims is undoubtedly a result of the current political climate and bigotry perpetuated by Trump," said Islamophobia expert Yasmine Taeb.

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Trump uses New York attack to stir fear of refugees

September 19, 2016
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Univision

Yasmine Taeb speaks to Univision about the importance of the United States continuing to welcome refugees.

"It is very dangerous to link attacks committed by extremists to refugees escaping from the same type of violence," Yasmine Taeb told Univision News.

Yasmine is in New York for President Obama's historic Leaders Summit on Refugees and the U.N. Summit on Refugees and Migrants.

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The importance of the millennial vote

September 19, 2016
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BBC Persian

Yasmine discusses the importance of the millennial vote with BBC Persian.

"As the largest generational segment of the country’s electorate, millennials need to make their voices heard this November, " said Taeb.

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Letter: Trump comments make Muslim-Americans feel unwelcome in own country

August 31, 2016
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Inside NOVA

Trump's policies do not align with the most fundamental principles of the U.S. Constitution, and Trump's pattern of openly discriminating against Muslims and other groups makes him unfit to serve as our Commander-in-Chief, writes Yasmine Taeb.

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Virginia’s Diverse Leaders Reject Donald Trump’s Normalization of Hate

August 27, 2016
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Blue Virginia

“As a Muslim American, Trump has made me feel threatened and unwelcome,” said Yasmine Taeb. “Over and over again, Trump perpetuates bigotry and xenophobia in this country.”

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Three Months After Its Introduction, We Need The Freedom Of Religion Act More Than Ever.

August 16, 2016
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Congressman Don Beyer (via Medium)

Yasmine Taeb speaks alongside Members of Congress and other faith leaders at a press conference for the introduction of the Freedom of Religion Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Congressman Don Beyer (VA-8).

This legislation was introduced in response to Trump's call for a Muslim ban and would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit denying entry to anyone based on their religion.

Three months after its introduction, we need the Freedom of Religion Act more than ever.

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Yasmine Taeb Joins Virginia's Inside Scoop (Video)

August 15, 2016
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The Inside Scoop

Yasmine Taeb is an an attorney who advocates on issues relating to human rights and civil liberties. She was also recently elected as a representative from Virginia to the Democratic National Committee. She discusses some of the challenges experienced by immigrants and communities of color, including the impact on local communities as a result of an uptick in anti-Muslim hate.

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DNC Member Yasmine Taeb Speaks to VOA Persian About the Importance of Civic Engagement (Video)

July 25, 2016
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VOA Persian

Yasmine Taeb speaks to VOA Persian about the threat of Trump's presidency and the importance of rejecting hateful rhetoric.

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Yasmine Taeb Speaks to BBC Persian at the Democratic National Convention (Video)

July 25, 2016
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BBC Persian

DNC member Yasmine Taeb speaks to BBC Persian in Philadelphia at the Democratic National Convention about the importance of Democrats uniting to defeat Donald Trump and fighting for progressive ideals.

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First Iranian-American Elected to the Democratic National Committee

July 25, 2016
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Real Iran

Yasmine Taeb has become the first Iranian-American elected to serve on the Democratic National Committee (DNC). She garnered the most votes - 1,070 out of the nearly 1,470 delegates attending the Democratic Party of Virginia State Convention.

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At DNC Convention, Democrats Look to Counter GOP With Upbeat Message

July 23, 2016
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Voice of America

Divisive and scary — that’s how Iranian-American Yasmine Taeb describes Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s remarks on immigration. The attorney is the first Muslim American from Virginia to be elected to the DNC and will travel to Philadelphia next week for the party’s national convention.

Trump’s words particularly hit home because Taeb and her family came to the United States from Iran when she was 6.

Once undocumented immigrants, all are now American citizens — doctors, lawyers and other professionals — contributing to the United States.

“We are really a product of the American dream,” Taeb said.

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Yasmine Taeb Wins, Along with Atima Omara, Frank Leone, Doris Crouse-Mays and Steve Cochran; DNC “Victory Slate” #FAIL

June 18, 2016
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Blue Virginia

Congratulations to Yasmine Taeb, who I was happy to (strongly) endorse, on her victory a few minutes ago for a Virginia representative position to the Democratic National Committee (DNC)! My understanding is that she got the highest number of votes, around 1,000, which is truly impressive! See below for Yasmine’s speech, which as you can see was very enthusiastically received by the Democrats packing the room.

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Muslim Americans running for office

June 12, 2016
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The Arab Weekly

Yasmine Taeb is running to rep­resent Virginia on the Democratic National Committee, the party’s governing body. Taeb has been an activist all her life but noted that she's seen a significant increase in involvement by Muslim-Americans in part due to the hateful rhetoric directed against Muslims by Republican presidential candidates.

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Virginia Civil Rights Activist Strives to Bring Diversity to Democratic National Committee

June 10, 2016
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National Iranian American Council

For Yasmine Taeb, coming to the United States from Iran exposed her to the harsh challenges of immigrant life and sparked a desire to advocate for those in similar situations. As a human rights and civil liberties activist, Taeb hopes that she can bring a unique perspective by serving on the Democratic National Committee.

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Endorsement: Yasmine Taeb for Democratic National Committee Member

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Blue Virginia

As Yasmine states on her website, she “has worked with constituencies across Virginia to get Democrats elected” and has “actively work[ed] to engage communities of color in the political process.” This is exactly the type of attitude, perspective and experience we need on the DNC if we’re ever going to reverse the tremendous losses we’ve suffered in state legislatures and Congressional delegations the past few years. Which is why I’m proud to endorse Yasmine Taeb for DNC and urge everyone – Sanders and Clinton supporters alike – to vote for her on June 18!

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