July 28, 2020
Issue: Fighting Bigotry
Wednesday, 10:30 AM ET: Stop Pentagon Nominee Anthony Tata Press Call
Civil Rights Groups Call on Senate to Block Nomination of Anti-Muslim, Anti-Black Internet Troll to Top Pentagon Post
Washington, DC — On Wednesday, July 29 at 10:30 AM ET, Muslim Advocates, Faithful America, NAACP and Vote Vets will hold a press call urging the U.S. Senate to reject President Trump’s nomination of Anthony Tata to be Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon. Tata has a long history of making anti-Muslim remarks including saying that “Islam is the most oppressive violent religion that I know of” and that President Obama was a “terrorist leader.” Additionally, Tata has launched vile, ad hominem attacks on public figures such as former CIA Director John Brennan and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). The North Carolina NAACP has also warned that Tata tried to “re-segregate Wake County Public Schools” when he served as superintendent of the district.
- NAACP Washington Bureau Director Hilary O. Shelton
- VoteVets Senior Adviser Retired Army Major General Paul D. Eaton
- Muslim Advocates Public Advocacy Director Scott Simpson
- Faithful America Campaigns Director Rev. Nathan Empsall
WHEN: Wednesday, July 29, at 10:30 AM ET
WHERE: Please RSVP to [email protected] to receive dial-in information
Muslim Advocates is a national civil rights organization working in the courts, in the halls of power and in communities to halt bigotry in its tracks. We ensure that American Muslims have a seat at the table with expert representation so that all Americans may live free from hate and discrimination.