Statements & Press

  • Trump Further Weaponizes Claims of Antisemitism

    December 11, 2019
    Donald Trump has signed an Executive Order (EO) which codifies into federal civil rights a dangerous and overly broad definition of antisemitism in order to criminalize pro-Palestinian organizing and activity. Not only is it an abridgment of free speech rights, but of the rights to academic freedom.

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  • Tell the Senate to Support the Uyghurs

    December 5, 2019
    The House passed H.R. 649, the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act, a bill which would mandate several federal agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), State Department, the U.S. Agency for Global Media, and the U.S. Intelligence Community, to report on China’s treatment of the Uyghur Muslims. It's time for the Senate to follow suit.

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  • Finally, A Resolution Condemning Indian Action in Kashmir

    November 25, 2019
    Four months after the crisis in Kashmir unfolded, Congress is finally taking action. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib has introduced a Congressional Resolution which would work towards holding the Indian government accountable for their actions in Kashmir, and urge action on behalf of Kashmiri Americans.

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  • Israeli settlements in the West Bank violate International Law

    November 18, 2019
    Secretary of State Pompeo's announcement of the Administration's support of Israel's settlements in the West Bank is a violation of both international and humanitarian law. We condemn this stance that further isolates the U.S. and reneges on its responsibility to the Palestinians.

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  • FBI Releases 2018 Hate Crimes Report

    November 12, 2019
    The release of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's 2018 hate crime report is both troubling and problematic. With marked increases in hate crimes targeting minority communities and significant underreporting, we're calling for improvements to be made.

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  • More travel bans are NOT the answer

    November 1, 2019
    Just one month following a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Muslim Ban where a panel of government officials was unable to defend the Muslim Ban nor its implementation, the Trump administration is "discussing adding more countries" to the list. No one should be banned from the United States because of their faith.

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  • Honoring the fallen, a year later

    October 28, 2019
    This weekend marked the first anniversary of the Tree Of Life shooting in Pittsburgh. We honor the memory who lost their lives last year in Pittsburgh as a result of another hate-fueled shooting simply because of their religion, and stand in solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters.

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  • Remembering Rep. Elijah Cummings

    October 17, 2019
    Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland’s 7th Congressional district was a stalwart advocate for racial justice, humane immigration policies, and social justice. His legacy as an unwavering civil servant will continue to inspire us all. He will be missed, but his example will persist.

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  • Domestic Terrorism DATA Act Passes the House

    September 27, 2019
    The Domestic Terrorism Act , introduced by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), will protect communities already vulnerable to violent hate by improving Congressional oversight over federal counterterrorism procedures and mandating better research practices within the Department of Homeland Security. 

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  • We Oppose Air Strikes. We Oppose War.

    September 16, 2019
    We oppose the air strikes that targeted oil fields in Saudi Arabia that have led to an increase of war-mongering rhetoric. A war with Iran would be catastrophic for communities across the globe and the possibility of an enduring peace in the region. The power to authorize war rests solely with the Congress. The primary stakeholders in any such action should be the people of the United States.

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