Monday, September 14


Opening Plenary: At the Intersections of Justice
Religious freedom ensures that you can decide whether or how to pray, that you cannot be banned from entering this country because of your religion, and that no one else can use his or her religious beliefs to harm you or deny your civil rights and civil liberties. However, President Trump and his allies have doubled down on efforts to reshape our critical American value of religious freedom from a shield to protect into a sword to harm others. In this plenary, AU partners from 3 different justice movements will explore how the misuse of religious freedom has impacted their communities and how we move forward together. Hilary Shelton, Senior Vice President for Advocacy and Policy, NAACP; Nimra Azmi, Staff Attorney, Muslim Advocates; Mara Keisling, Executive Director, National Center for Transgender Equality; Sarah Gillooly, VP of State Outreach & Engagement, Americans United

On-Demand Breakout Sessions

Keynote: The Family & The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power

Award-winning literary journalist Jeff Sharlet, author of the New YorK Times bestsellers The Family and C Street and executive producer of the Netflix documentary series based on the books, joins us as our keynote speaker for the 2020 National Advocacy Summit. Mr. Sharlet will speak about this covert, secretive Chritian Nationalist movement that operates on Capitol Hill. Featuring special musical guest, Scarlett Rabe.
Jeff Sharlet; Scarlett Rabe; Rachel Laser, President & CEO, Americans United; Neal Jones, President of the Board of Trustees Americans United