(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/28/17) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined 12 other national civil rights and advocacy organizations in calling on all Americans to urge Congress to immediately rescind President Trump’s Muslim ban.
The Trump administration has once again rolled out a new version of its Muslim ban, although this time it has no end date.
The American people rejected Trump’s bans and rallied at airports across the country in January. Several court decisions have struck down Trump’s un-Constitutional and un-American attempts to turn the President’s campaign promise of “a total and complete shutdown of all Muslims entering the United States” into policy.
Yet, the Trump administration will not halt its discriminatory pursuit. Now, we have to take action to ensure that Congress stops shirking its responsibility and steps up to end Trump’s ban once and for all.
On Oct. 18th, the day the new ban goes into effect, 13 national organizations from across the country – American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International USA, Arab American Institute, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Iranian American Bar Association, Muslim Advocates, Muslim Public Affairs Council, National Immigration Law Center, National Iranian American Council for Action, Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans and South Asian Americans Leading Together – will be gathering in Washington, D.C. to deliver a joint Change.org petition calling on Congress to halt the ban once and for all.
Be a part of this vital effort – sign the joint petition from these national organizations today in order to stop Trump’s Muslim ban.
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 misiÃ³n de CAIR es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, firstname.lastname@example.org