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CAIR Action Alert: Tell Congress to Push Back Against Trump’s Muslim Ban Order

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/2/17) – The Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on all Americans to urge their elected representatives in Congress to push back against President Trump’s “Muslim Ban” executive order. 

Take Action Today – Urge Your Representatives in Congress to Push Back Against Trump’s Muslim Ban   

CAIR is asking Americans to call on members of Congress to oppose this unconstitutional executive order by making statements, by writing dear colleague letters and by pushing the Trump administration, State Department, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) to oppose such discriminatory policies.

CAIR has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of more than 20 named and “john doe” individuals challenging the constitutionality of President’s Trump’s recent “Muslim ban” executive order.

SEE: CAIR Files Federal Suit Challenging Constitutionality of Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Order

Trump recently said the order banning travelers from seven predominant Muslim nations is a "necessary action" to protect religious freedom in the U.S. – characterizing Muslims as “those who would seek to enter our country for the purpose of spreading violence, or oppressing other people based upon their faith or their lifestyle.” He added, “We will not allow a beachhead of intolerance to spread in our nation."

SEE: Trump Says Muslim Ban Needed to Ensure US Religious Freedom  

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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