Groups to install art display on Capitol grounds highlighting the plight of families separated by ban
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/25/19) — On Wednesday, June 26, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join the No Muslim Ban Ever Coalition and members of Congress at a Capitol Hill press conference to install a temporary art display on the Capitol grounds to highlight the plight of families still separated by the Trump administration’s Muslim Ban.
June 26 is the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the ban.
SEE: No Muslim Ban Ever Coalition
Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA) will join the campaign to speak about the effects of the ban and to urge support for the No Ban Act. CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad will also speak at the press conference.
MEDIA NOTE: The news conference will be livestreamed at: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational
The one-day outdoor art installation will feature photos of families separated because of the ban. Members of Congress and visitors are encouraged to take photos while walking through the installation and post them to social media using the hashtag #RepealtheBan.
WHAT: Press conference and art installation highlighting plight of families still separated by the Muslim Ban on the anniversary of the Trump v. Hawaii SCOTUS decision upholding the ban.
WHERE: Area 10, Across from the Library of Congress, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 26, 9 a.m.
CONTACT: Please RSVP to Alex Gilliland at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 650-823-4575.
Congresswoman Judy Chu
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar
Congressman Ami Bera
National Immigration Law Center
American Civil Liberties Union
Church World Service
National Iranian American Council
Justice for Muslims Collective
Yemeni American Merchants Association
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
Muslim Public Affairs Council
Council on American-Islamic Relations
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 misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.