116th Congress IRF Congressional Scorecard Live Virtual Event

Congress and IRF: Champions and Challenges

TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2021

2:00 – 3:00 PM EST

This event focused on three countries and related IRF legislative highlights during the 116th Congress: China, Myanmar and Iran.

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.

116th Congress

Notable IRF Leaders

21Wilberforce President Randel Everett recognized members of Congress who scored in the very top ranks based on IRF public actions taken during the 116th Congress.

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

Panelists

Distinguished IRF leaders Nury Turkel, Wai Wai Nu, and Hormoz Shariat spoke about 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

Founder/President
Iran Alive Ministries

IRF Advocates

IRF advocate Lou Ann Sabatier shared key highlights from the Scorecard. Matias Perttula spoke about how civil society and faith groups use this resource to advance freedom of religion or belief and how you can get involved.

Matias Perttula

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

Lou Ann Sabatier

Communications Director & IRF Scorecard Publisher, 21Wilberforce