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20 Years Fighting to Advance Equal Justice for All Immigrants


October 29, 2019

6:30 PM - 9:30 PM


The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC


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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition’s work with our partners to protect the rights, the lives, and the families of immigrants in the Capital region and beyond. Our annual event brings together several hundred supporters from across DC, Maryland and Virginia committed to providing justice for immigrant men, women and children threatened with detention and deportation. The evening provides us with an opportunity to honor our champions, including our pro bono advocates, leaders on Capitol Hill, and committed law firms that provide millions of dollars in pro bono legal services on an annual basis. 


2019 Honorees 


Photo of Steny Hoyer in front of the Capitol building

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer


Photo of Nydia Velazquez

Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez


Photo of Joe Kennedy III

Congressman Joe Kennedy III


2019 Emcee

Photo of Maria Cardona

Maria Cardona, Principal at the Dewey Square Group and CNN/CNN Español Commentator


20th Anniversary Awards Gala Sponsors

20th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor | $25,000 and Above

Thomas Gallagher

20th Anniversary Gold Sponsor | $10,000 - $24,999

Alston & Bird

Arent Fox LLP

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Crowell & Moring LLP

Fried Frank

Gibson Dunn

Jones Day

Sidley Austin LLP

Samantha Trepel and Aaron Lemon-Strauss

The Steptoe Foundation

Wiley Rein

Williams & Connolly LLP

20th Anniversary Silver Sponsor | $5,000 - $9,999

Baker Botts LLP

Beveridge & Diamond PC

O'Melveny & Myers LLP


Perkins Coie


Vinson & Elkins LLP


20th Anniversary Host Committee | $2,500 - $4,999

Benach Collopy


Fish & Richardson

Friends of Don Beyer

Jezic & Moyse

Cary Kelly

Paul Khoury

McKool Smith

Priale & Racine, PLLC

Robert Nicholas and Meg Crowlie

Peter Schechter and Rosa Puech

Michael Ward

Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

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