Jamie Raskin, newly elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland's 8th congressional district, is confirmed to speak at the Rise Above conference on January 21st! He has been described as a "fiery progressive voice" and is expected to be a real firebrand in the next Congress.
A recent article about Mr. Raskin:
Jamie Raskin is a three-term Democratic State Senator in Maryland, the Senate Majority Whip, and a dynamic leader of the progressive forces in Annapolis who has been at the center of the breakthrough policy changes Maryland has experienced over the last decade. A professor of constitutional law at American University’s Washington College of Law for the last 25 years, Jamie has also taught at Yale Law School and has had thousands of students and authored several books, including the Washington Post Bestseller Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court versus the American People about conservative judicial activism and the acclaimed We the Students: Supreme Court Cases for and about America’s Students. Jamie is the founder, with the families of Thurgood Marshall and William Brennan, of the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, which has sent law students at 20 law schools across the country into public high schools to teach thousands of high school students about the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the meanings of constitutional freedom and democracy.
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