Honor Independence Day by Fighting the Muslim Ban

  • Week of July 1, 2018
“By blindly accepting the Government’s misguided invitation to sanction a discriminatory policy motivated by animosity toward a disfavored group, all in the name of a superficial claim of national security, the Court redeploys the same dangerous logic underlying Korematsu and merely replaces one ‘gravely wrong’ decision with another.” -- Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

“It is ultimately the people of this country who will determine its character and future. The court failed today, and so the public is needed more than ever. We must make it crystal clear to our elected representatives: If you are not taking actions to rescind and dismantle Trump’s Muslim ban, you are not upholding this country’s most basic principles of freedom and equality.” -- ACLU Comment on Supreme Court ruling Upholding Muslim Ban.

"Our country has gone through some ugly days. The Supreme Court in the 1850s said that it was OK to own a black person; that was the Dred Scott decision. That decision hit the dustbin of history, and this one will too.” -- Keith Ellison, first Muslim elected to Congress.

All-of-us must ensure these clarion voices are the ones that ring true through history. The values this country was founded on are worth fighting for and we will win.

Here’s how:

1 Read the stories of the Muslims who are affected by this ban here. Get angry, cry, and then commit to fighting for the religious freedom this country was founded on. Share these stories widely.

2 Call your Members of Congress. Ask them to publicly take a stand against the ban. At least 20 Republican Members of Congress have spoken out against the Supreme Court’s decision. Check this article to see if yours is one of them, and then thank them.

3 Employ the power of the purse and sign this petition.
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