116th Congress IRF Congressional Scorecard Live Virtual Event

Join us for a live virtual event

Congress and IRF: Champions and Challenges

TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2021

2:00 – 3:00 PM EST

Join us to review key IRF legislative highlights during the 116th Congress.

The International Religious Freedom Congressional Scorecard, a project of 21Wilberforce, is intended as a model of proactive engagement for legislators. It tracks sponsorship and voting records of members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for bills, resolutions, and amendments that support international religious freedom.

The IRF Congressional Scorecard has an incredibly important story to tell. As religious freedom abuses have proliferated around the world, America’s efforts to advocate for this bedrock human right have not kept pace. This vital tool tells us who in our Congress is leaning forward in defense of the First Freedom and who is leaning back. This is information we need to know so that all of us can better protect the conscience rights of people across the globe.

Katrina Lantos Swett
President, Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice

116th Congress

Notable IRF Leaders

21Wilberforce President Randel Everett will offer recognition to those members of Congress who scored in the very top ranks during the 116th Congress.

Dr. Randel Everett
Founder/President 21Wilberforce
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL
Cong. Brad Sherman, D-CA


A live panel including Q&A with distinguished IRF leaders Nury Turkel, Wai Wai Nu, and Hormoz Shariat will highlight the harassment, discrimination and persecution that has occurred and continues to take place in China, Myanmar and Iran.

Nury Turkel

USCIRF Commissioner

Wai Wai Nu

Founder/Executive Director
Women Peace Network

Dr. Hormoz Shariat

Iran Alive Ministries

IRF Advocates

IRF advocates will share key highlights from the Scorecard and how civil society and faith groups use this resource to advance freedom of religion or belief.

Matias Perttula

Co-Chair IRF Congressional Working Group & Advocacy Director for International Christian Concern

Lou Ann Sabatier

Communications Director & IRF Scorecard Publisher, 21Wilberforce