What's That, You Say? Another Consultation Speaker?
Consultation on Conscience, the Reform Movement's flagship social justice conference, is just 17 days away, and we've got lots of exciting speakers to unveil before then.
Today, we're thrilled to announce that Congresswoman Nita Lowey of New York's 18th district will join us on Tuesday, April 21st, directly upon returning from a trip to Israel and the Middle East.
Rep. Lowey, a New York native, has been a member of the House of Representatives since 1988, making her one of the longest-serving Jewish members of the House. In 2001, Rep. Lowey made history when she became the first woman - and the first New Yorker - to chair the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. She is currently a member of the House Homeland Security Committee and the House Appropriations Committee - putting her at the center of decision making to ensure our nation's security as well as its spending.
Throughout her career, Rep. Lowey has focused much of her attention on education, health care, women's issues and homeland security. She has been a great friend to Israel, leading the Forward to once refer to her as "one of the engines of pro-Israel activity on Capitol Hill," in recognition of her unwavering support of a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and continued U.S. aid to Israel.
If you haven't yet registered for Consultation on Conscience, there's still time to join the fun. Four Consultation speakers have already been announced, and more will be unveiled in the days to come, so don't forget to check out RACblog often!