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CAIR Community/Media Advisory: Join D.C. Rally (1/27) in Support of Immigrant Rights on 4th Anniversary of Muslim Ban

Four years after the Muslim Ban, immigrant communities say to President Biden: ‘Take action, for #AllofUs!’ 

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/26/21) – On January 27, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join immigrant and Muslim organizations taking action in front of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., to demonstrate a united front in addressing issues that affect #AllofUs

The demonstration takes place within the first week of the new Biden-Harris administration and four years to the day after then-President Trump signed the Muslim Ban executive order. 

From rolling back the Muslim, African, asylum, and refugee bans, to reuniting families, ending deportations, and freeing people from ICE detention, advocacy groups are calling on President Biden and Congress to pass legislation that will include #AllOfUs.  

Event Schedule 

Facebook Event Page: https://fb.me/e/2s4l9x3kj

LOCATION: In front of the Washington Monument (Independence and 15th) 

9 AM – Volunteers/staff meet to setup
11 AM – Groups arrive on at Washington Monument on National Mall, distribute posters/banners etc.
12 PM – Press Conference

Follow the event online by tracking the social media hashtags:  

#AllOfUs 

#NoMuslimBanEver 

#FreedomTogether 

Event sponsors include CAIR, the MPower Change, CASA in Action, The Center for Popular Democracy, Congregation in Action, Faith in Action, FIRM Action, Make The Road New York, NAKASEC, New York Immigration Coalition, No Muslim Ban Ever Coalition, and OXFAM.

Event organizers are supporting Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s Roadmap to Freedom resolution, to show what America should be working towards. The first thing Congress can do in 2021 is include essential workers in any COVID relief package. 

Demonstration Goals 

  • Demand Justice Respect Dignity Safety for #AllofUs – and swift action by Congress and the White House 
  • Center impacted people directly affected by the Muslim, African and refugee bans, namely Muslims, and nationals from Eritrea, Iran, Libya, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, and Yemen. 
  • Build solidarity across cities by planting flags symbolizing 11 million + undocumented immigrants caught in the immigration enforcement machine. 
  • Position the Roadmap to Freedom resolution as a clear, bold north star that we can use to evaluate all proposals and that we will work towards. 

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.      

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.  

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com  

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