Dear Community Members and Friends,
Yesterday, Donald Trump signed another Executive Order, aiming to ban Muslims from entering the United States. This order is a scaled-back version of the president’s first Muslim ban that prompted an inspiring wave of solidarity from American civil rights defenders of all backgrounds. Packed town halls, marches, and advocacy from the people pressured the government to protect our rights as Muslims. Eventually, the courts stopped the last ban in its tracks. To those who continue to stand for our rights, the rights of all the oppressed, and refugees fleeing violence, thank you.
While the newest ban is a partial victory for civil rights defenders, the order remains in fact a ban on travel from Muslim and Arab countries and a blanket ban on all refugees who need our assistance the most. The Department of Homeland Security reports that this ban does nothing to make America safer. Rather, it reflects that a current of xenophobia and Islamophobia runs through this administration and that our community ought counter alongside our allies in the civil rights movement.
We encourage you to take direct action by signing this powerful petition to Trump’s corporate advisors and calling or writing your members of Congress to let them know you oppose the xenophobic travel ban on Muslims and refugees.
More details about the order’s execution will be revealed in the near future, but below, you will find some essential information based on what we know now. Read more…