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WASHINGTON — On Thursday, March 9, the Disinfo Defense League and Free Press Action are holding a Capitol Hill briefing with lawmakers, experts and advocates to discuss the harms that privacy violations, digital redlining, hate speech and disinformation pose for communities of color and others who experience online discrimination. Hear stories from people who’ve been directly impacted by racialized disinformation and abusive commercial surveillance, as well as insights from policy experts on these issues.

This discussion, sponsored by Rep. Yvette Clarke of New York and Sen. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, will provide a framework of legislative priorities to mitigate discrimination online.

WHAT: Briefing: A Roadmap for Protecting Digital Civil Rights
WHEN: Thurs., March 9, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. ET (lunch will be provided)
WHERE: Senate Visitors Center, First Street NE (located on the U.S. Capitol Grounds), Room 201
WHO: Opening comments from Rep. Clarke and Sen. Lujan. Followed by a panel discussion featuring Free Press Action’s Jessica J. González, Common Cause’s Yosef Getachew, United We Dream Action’s José Muñoz, New Georgia Project Action Fund’s Ramada Robinson and Filipino Young Leaders Program’s Leezel Tanglao 

To RSVP for the briefing, please fill out the form at by March 8. 
(Please be aware that for security purposes, anyone without a congressional badge is required to register for the event.) 

Launched in 2020, the Disinfo Defense League (DDL) is a distributed national network of organizers, researchers and disinformation experts who work to address racialized disinformation targeting Black, Latinx, Asian American, Pacific Islander and other communities of color online. In close partnership with Free Press Action, DDL provides critical infrastructure for people of color to participate in the regulatory and legislative processes.

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