Advocate Locally During this Congressional Recess

Posted on February 13, 2017

Please take this Congressional recess to connect with your Member of Congress face-to-face, either through a constituent meeting or at a public event.

On February 18 – 26, Members of Congress will be in their home districts in order to connect with constituents like you. This is an important time to start advocating locally on the issues you care about most.

There are so many issues that your Member of Congress needs to know that you care about, but most especially he/she needs to hear your voice opposing the Muslim Ban...

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Stand Against Executive Orders on Immigration and Refugees

Posted on January 27, 2017

Today, one week into his term, President Trump signed Executive Orders that halt and roll back some of America’s proudest traditions. We must respond now. From suspending the refugee resettlement program, to denying entry to the United States for individuals from Arab and Muslim-majority countries, to adding needlessly stringent requirements on an already robust vetting process, President Trump is not leading. And these orders come after announcements about building the wall and opposing sanctuary cities. America is a proud nation of immigrants. America is a country that has historically welcomed refugees fleeing war and persecution. These...

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(Pt. 2) Urge Your Senator to Stand Behind President Obama’s Actions at the UN Security Council (Pt. 2)

Posted on January 11, 2017

There are now at least two bills in the U.S. Senate that threaten to defund the United Nations because of the passage of UNSC 2334: The "Safeguard Israel Act," a bill written by Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Ted Cruz, will immediately defund the United Nations and any UN agency if UNSC 2334 is not repealed. S. Res 6, which condemns the recent UN Security Council resolution stating the illegality of Israeli settlements. This bill was introduced by Florida Senator Marco Rubio, and goes on to warn United Nations agencies that if they were to...

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Urge Your Member of Congress to Stand Behind President Obama’s Actions at the UN Security Council

Posted on January 04, 2017

Yesterday, the House and the Senate introduced legislation that would object to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 as “as an obstacle to Israeli-Palestinian peace.” H.R. 11 & S. Res 11 companion bill are unfounded and unwise criticisms of the Obama administration for abstaining from the UNSC resolution which condemned Israel for its settlements in the occupied West Bank. Contrary to what these bills (H.R. 11 & S.R. 11) say, they do NOT aim to support the peace process. That was made even more clear when...

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Urge Your Member of Congress to Support Free Speech

Posted on December 02, 2016
U.S. Representatives Roskam (R-IL) and Deutch (D-FL) introduced legislation that would infringe on free speech.HR 6421, the “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2016” conflates political opposition with instances of hate. This bill uses the State Department definition of anti-Semitism and applies it in domestic settings of schools and college campuses. It would expand the definition of Title VI protection to include criticism of Israel. This would threaten free speech.
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Support Free Speech

Posted on December 01, 2016
Senator Casey (D-PA) and Senator Scott (R-SC) co-sponsored a bi-partisan bill titled “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2016.” This bill uses the State Department definition of anti-Semitism and applies in domestic settings of schools and college campuses. It would expand the definition of Title VI protection to include criticism of Israel. This would threaten free speech. At a time when hate crimes against minority communities have increased, it is imperative that our elected officials do not conflate criticisms of policies and political opposition with instances of hate.
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Demand A Review of the No Fly List Redress Process

Posted on September 15, 2016

At a time when “terrorist watch lists” have become a regular a part of public discourse - often in conjunction with the problematic “No Fly, No Buy” legislation - some leaders in Congress are working to make sure the government watch-listing process is reformed, and they need your support.  Leaked information from the government documents shows that Arab Americans and American Muslims are acutely impacted by government watchlisting. Dearborn, Michigan, a city with just 96,0000 residents a majority of which are Arab American Muslims, is the 2nd most watch-listed city in the U.S. Dearborn...

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Call on Congress to Increase Support for Refugee Resettlement

Posted on August 29, 2016

In September, President Obama and the United Nation’s General Assembly will both host summits to address the global refugee crisis.  The first-of-its-kind UN GA summit aims to bring countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach to address the large movements of refugees and migrants. It will provide the opportunity for Heads of State to create a blueprint for a better international response to the crisis. On September 20th, President Obama is hosting a Leaders’ Summit on the Global Refugee Crisis to “galvanize significant new global commitments” to increase funding of humanitarian aid, to admit more refugees...

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