Rep. Mike Honda Responds to Lowe’s Issue

Posted by on December 15, 2011 in Blog

Today, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA), who earlier this week wrote a fantastic op-ed in the Washington Post condemning the King Hearings, has officially weighed in on the controversy surrounding Lowe's decision to pull its advertising from TLC's All-American Muslim. Honda connects the fear-mongering that characterized the King Hearings with the blatant bigotry surrounding the Lowe's controversy, and codemns the manner in which "these misguided actions perpetuate a culture of fear and hysteria that tragically tears America’s social fabric and precipitously damages our national...

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Rep. Mike Honda Responds to Lowe’s Issue

Posted by on December 15, 2011 in Blog

Today, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA), who earlier this week wrote a fantastic op-ed in the Washington Post condemning the King Hearings, has officially weighed in on the controversy surrounding Lowe's decision to pull its advertising from TLC's All-American Muslim. Honda connects the fear-mongering that characterized the King Hearings with the blatant bigotry surrounding the Lowe's controversy, and codemns the manner in which "these misguided actions perpetuate a culture of fear and hysteria that tragically tears America’s social fabric and precipitously damages our national...

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Take Action - Congress Sends Letter To Lowe’s

Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Blog

The controversy around Lowe’s decision to pull its advertisements from TLC’s All-American Muslim has ignited an inspiring response from tens of thousands of Americans who were dismayed by the corporation’s willingness to succumb to the pressure of hate groups and Islamophobes.

Yesterday, California State Senator Ted Lieu blasted Lowe’s for their “bigoted, shameful, and un-American” actions.

Today, the United States Congress is weighing in.

Rep. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) have circulated an inspiring Dear Colleague letter to all members of the House of Representatives, asking them to sign a letter to Lowe’s...

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Rep. Mike Honda Responds to King Hearings

Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Blog

In yesterday's Washington Post, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) authored a powerful and eloquent response to the Islamophobic "hearings" sponsored by Rep. Peter King (R-NY). Honda decries King's "prejudice, hysteria and a failure of leadership," and draws compelling parallels between the bigoted rhetoric toward Muslims today, and the internment of Japense Americans in the wake of Pearl Harbor: King used the anniversary of Pearl Harbor to claim that America faces an imminent threat from a religious ‘enemy within.’ The hearing continued a dangerous trend of using tragic but isolated crimes...

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Rep. Mike Honda Responds to King Hearings

Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Blog

In yesterday's Washington Post, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) authored a powerful and eloquent response to the Islamophobic "hearings" sponsored by Rep. Peter King (R-NY). Honda decries King's "prejudice, hysteria and a failure of leadership," and draws compelling parallels between the bigoted rhetoric toward Muslims today, and the internment of Japense Americans in the wake of Pearl Harbor: King used the anniversary of Pearl Harbor to claim that America faces an imminent threat from a religious ‘enemy within.’ The hearing continued a dangerous trend of using tragic but isolated crimes...

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Arab American Caucus Promotes Voter Engagement

Posted by on February 24, 2002 in Blog

The Arab American Caucus of the Democratic Party of California is promoting civic engagement among the Arab American community in preparation for the 2012 election season. The group encourages Arab American community members to be delegates to the national convention, which excites the local community and incites participation.

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San Francisco Legislation for Local Control Over FBI Task Force

Posted by on February 24, 2002 in Blog

City Supervisor Jane Kim introduced legislation in January 2012 that would subject an FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force in San Francisco to local oversight. The bill aims to prevent racial profiling and civil rights abuses in counter-terrorism surveillance efforts by prohibiting officers from investigating San Francisco residents without “reasonable suspicion that they are involved in significant criminal activity.”

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