(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/16/17) – On Wednesday, October 18, the Council on American-Islamic Relations Oregon Chapter (CAIR-Oregon) will join a coalition civil rights and immigrant rights organizations at the #NoMuslimBanEver rally at Terry Shrunk Plaza in Portland.
The event is designed to protest discriminatory policies that unlawfully target and hurt American Muslim and immigrant communities across the country and are part of the administration’s xenophobic, white supremacist agenda.
October 18 is the date on which the latest iteration of the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban” goes into effect.
WHAT: #NoMuslimBanEver Rally
WHEN: Wednesday, October 18, 5-6 p.m.
WHERE: Terry Shrunk Plaza, 431 SW Madison St, Portland, OR 97204
Earlier this month, CAIR announced the filing of a federal lawsuit on behalf of six individuals challenging the lawfulness of President Trump’s most recent attempt to implement a Muslim ban. A federal court hearing on that and other related lawsuits took place today in Maryland.
That lawsuit was the latest CAIR legal filing challenging the Trump administration’s efforts to implement its Muslim Ban.
In September, CAIR -- with the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and Profeta & Eisenstein -- filed an amicus brief with U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of seven American Muslims.
READ Amicus Brief
These groups also filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit in August.
Read CAIR’s Amicus Brief
In January, just days after Trump signed the first Muslim ban executive order, CAIR filed suit.
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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