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CAIR-NY, MCN, YAMA to Hold Prayer and Vigil Against Trump's Muslim Ban 3.0

(NEW YORK, NY, 10/15/17) – Later today, the New York chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), Muslim Community Network (MCN), the Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA), and other community partners will host a #NoMuslimBanEver prayer and vigil in Foley Square to protest President Trump's Muslim Ban 3.0. 

This event will begin with words from members of the affected nations, followed by Maghreb (sunset) prayer, a vigil, and a supplication. 

SEE: https://www.facebook.com/events/300380043775966/

WHO: Hosting organizations: CAIR-NY, MCN, and YAMA, along with partners Rise and Resist, African Communities Together, New York Disaster Interfaith Services, International Refugee Assistance Project, NNAAC Take On Hate, The New York Immigrant Coalition, Arab American Association of New York

WHEN: Today, Sunday, October 15, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Foley Square, New York, NY 10013

WHAT: Prayer and Vigil Against Muslim Ban 3.0

CONTACT: CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher, Esq., 917-669-4006, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Dr. Debbie Almontaser, 917-559-8480

The prayer and vigil is part of the #NoMuslimBanEver campaign, in which a coalition of national and local civil rights and Muslim advocacy groups are organizing events around the country to help lead the fight against President Trump’s unlawful, unconstitutional, discriminatory, and indefinite Muslim Ban 3.0. The campaign is also challenging other discriminatory immigration policies that have had a negative impact on Muslim communities across the country.

SEE: https://www.nomuslimbanever.com/

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to 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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CAIR-LA, Coalition Partners to Host Poster Making Parties in Support of 10/15 #NoMuslimBanEver March and Rally

(LOS ANGELES, CA, 10/14/2017) – On Saturday, October 14, the Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) and a coalition of partner organizations will hold two events in which community members and allies will gather to make posters in preparation for the October 15 #NoMuslimBanEver March and Rally.

More information about the October 15 Rally at: https://www.facebook.com/events/117936108871889/  

LA poster party for #NoMuslimBanEver

WHAT: LA Poster Making Party for #NoMuslimBanEver March and Rally

WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017 

Garden Grove poster party for #NoMuslimBanEver

WHAT: OC Poster Making Party for #NoMuslimBanEver March and Rally

WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: UNITE HERE Local 11, 13252 Garden Grove Blvd #200, Garden Grove, CA 92843

CONTACT: Advocacy Manager, Masih Fouladi, (714) 851-4851, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The coalition of more than 60 organizations expects hundreds of Southern California residents to join the #NoMuslimBanEver March and Rally on Sunday, October 15.

The coalition is also a part of the #NoMuslimBanEver campaign, a grassroots awareness and mobilization effort focused on resisting the Muslim Ban.

SEE: https://www.nomuslimbanever.com/

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CAIR-LA, Coalition Partners Announce #NoMuslimBanEver Los Angeles March and Rally on October 15

(LOS ANGELES, CA, 10/13/2017) -- On Sunday, October 15, the Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) and a coalition of partner organizations will hold a #NoMuslimBanEver March and Rally in Downtown Los Angeles. The March and Rally is a response to the Trump administration’s unconstitutional “Muslim Ban 3.0” and the continued marginalization of vulnerable communities. 

SEE: More information about the October 15 Rally at: https://www.facebook.com/events/117936108871889/  

Participants will assemble at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) at 100 North Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, where speakers will highlight the similarities between the ban and other exclusionary policies throughout U.S. history, including the incarceration of the Japanese American community.

“As a Japanese American growing up in the 1940s, I heard people say lock them up, put them in the desert. With nobody to stand up for the Japanese American people, that is exactly what they did,” said former incarceree Kanji Sahara. “This administration’s actions have been deplorable, and we will stand with our Muslim American brothers and sisters because our motto is ‘never again.’”

The March will proceed north on East 1st Street and turn right on South San Pedro Street to 225 East Temple Street, where participants will gather in front of the Roybal Court Center, in a plaza that houses the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office, and the Metropolitan Detention Center. Speakers will address the government’s use of criminal justice and immigration policies to oppress minority communities.

“We have experienced the effectiveness of protests and rallies throughout the first nine months of this administration. The LAX protests put an immediate halt to the first Muslim ban during Trump’s first days in office,” said Maro Kakoussian of the March and Rally. “We will continue to protest these abhorrent orders to preserve our democracy that celebrates diversity and does not fear it.”

Finally, the March will proceed down East Temple Street and turn right on Spring Street, stopping in front of the Federal Courthouse at 312 North Spring Street, where participants will hear personal narratives from individuals impacted by the ban, and speakers will reflect on the inhumanity of the current and previous versions of the Muslim Ban.

“The newest version of the Muslim Ban is as unconstitutional, unethical, and unjust as the previous two iterations. We cannot stand by and continue to allow the bigoted and discriminatory rhetoric and policies of this administration marginalize and oppress our families, friends, and communities,” said CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush. “We must come together in our shared struggles, and no matter how many times we may fall, we must rise, we must march, and we must resist.”

The coalition of more than 60 organizations expects hundreds of Southern California residents to join the #NoMuslimBanEver March and Rally.

The coalition is also a part of the national #NoMuslimBanEver campaign, a grassroots awareness and mobilization effort focused on resisting the Muslim Ban.

SEE: https://www.nomuslimbanever.com/

CONTACT: CAIR-LA Civil Rights Attorney Patricia Shnell, (714) 851-4851, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CAIR-WA Joins Coalition to Launch Week of #NoMuslimBanEver Protests

(SEATTLE, WA, 10/13/2017) - - The Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Washington) today announced that it is joining a coalition of organizations in launching a series of #NoMuslimBanEver protests leading up to the implementation of the Trump administration’s new “Muslim Ban.” 

CAIR-Washington said actions begin Sunday, October 15 with “No Ban, No Wall, Justice for All!” rally and march at Westlake starting at 1 p.m. Speakers will include those directly impacted by racist, white supremacist and xenophobic policies of this administration. 

The new Muslim Ban goes into effect next Wednesday. In response, Plymouth Church in Downtown Seattle will host The Faith Over Fear Road Show at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 18. The Road Show, featuring Aneelah Afzali of MAPS-Amen and Pastor Terry Kyllo of Neighbors in Faith, will discuss how to combat Islamophobia in the United States. 

On Wednesday, October 18 (time TBD) the coalition invites the community to a #NoMuslimBanEver, a pray-in and protest at the US District Court in Downtown Seattle.

“This ban has caused extreme hardship among American Muslims in our community, cutting them off from their families and furthering the bigoted and discriminatory policies and agenda of this administration,” said Sarah Stuteville Media & Outreach Director for CAIR-WA, “We stand together against this threat to our nation and the civil liberties of our communities.” 

She added: “Together we’ll stand against the implementation of the most recent Muslim Ban, a fundamentally discriminatory and unconstitutional policy threatening the very character of our nation.”

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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MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Stuteville, Media & Outreach Director for CAIR-WA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 206-403-3931 

 

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