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300 Muslim Advocates, Allies, Members of Congress, and Leaders Gather at the Supreme Court to Declare #WeWillNotBeBanned

Washington, DC – Today, immediately following the atrocious Supreme Court decision in Trump v. State of Hawai’i – the lawsuit against President Trump’s long-promised, and unpopular, Muslim Ban – over 80 co-sponsoring organizations and about 300 Muslims, allies, members of Congress, and leaders gathered outside the court to declare that #WeWillNotBeBanned. The livestream was viewed almost 160,000 times. The action was jointly led by Muslim Advocates and the Justice for Muslims Collective.

According to Farhana Khera, executive director of Muslim Advocates, “The solidarity demonstrated today on the steps of the Supreme Court was seen nationwide. Today’s decision is clearly unpopular and unrepresentative of the America that so many of us know. We will continue to fight for the families still imperiled by this reckless ruling. We will continue to fight in the courts, and we will urge our members of Congress and the people to serve as a meaningful check on the administration.”

Congressional speakers at today’s event included: Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Representatives Nanette Barragán (CA-44), Don Beyer (VA-08), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Andre Carson (IN-07), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18), Joe Kennedy III (MA-04), Ruben Kihuen (NV-04), Barbara Lee (CA-13),  Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), and Nydia Velázquez (NY-07).  

For a video of the entire rally, see here.

Sponsoring organizations included:

Muslim Advocates
Justice for Muslims Collective
18MillionRising.org
Advancement Project | National Office
Advocates for Youth
Alliance for Justice
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee: ADC
American Civil Liberties Union
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Amnesty International USA
Arab American Institute
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
Bend the Arc Jewish Action
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition
Capital Area Muslim Bar Association (CAMBA)
Center for Media Justice
Center for Victims of Torture
Church World Service
Color of Change
Constitutional Accountability Center
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Defending Rights & Dissent
DignityUSA
Dulles Justice Coalition
Emgage Action
Franciscan Action Network
Friends Committee on National Legislation
Generation Progress
Human Rights Campaign
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Indivisible
Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB)
Iranian American Bar Association
Japanese American Citizens League
Jewish Council for Public Affairs
KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights
KhushDC
Lambda Legal
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
The LGBT Bar Association

MoveOn
MPower Change
MCN
Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity
Muslim Public Affairs Council
Muslims United for Justice
Muslim Women For
NAACP
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
National Black Justice Coalition
National Center for Lesbian Rights
National Council of Jewish Women
National Equality Action Team (NEAT)
National Immigration Law Center
National Iranian American Council
National LGBTQ Task Force
National Religious Campaign Against Torture
No Muslim Ban Ever campaign
Only Through US
Oxfam America
People For the American Way
PFLAG National
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Poligon Education Fund
Progressive Caucus Action Fund
Religious Institute
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Shoulder to Shoulder
Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund
The Sikh Coalition
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
South Asian Bar Association of North America
South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C.
Southern Poverty Law Center
SURJ Northern Virginia
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
United We Dream
UltraViolet
Youth Caucus of America
Win Without War
Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual

Muslim Advocates is a national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the frontlines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths.

 

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