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  • Protect Voting Rights and Public Safety in Response to COVID-19

    March 16, 2020
    We are calling for critical policy changes to the registration and voting process that will ensure the safety of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. These policies will ensure that our election system not only operates efficiently, but is accessible and safe for all. 

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  • Take action: GOP Blocks Coronavirus Emergency Bill

    March 13, 2020
    While Americans are dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic, Senate Republicans have made the situation worse by blocking a congressional effort to pass an emergency paid sick leave bill.

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  • Vote on No Ban Act Delayed

    March 12, 2020
    As the House refocuses their attention on emergency legislation to address the novel coronavirus, we now expect there to be a delay on their consideration of the No Ban Act.

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  • Mayor Bloomberg must apologize for surveillance of American Muslims

    February 27, 2020
    As Bloomberg continues his run for President, his record of violations against civil rights and liberties of all Americans must be considered. We urge every voter to consider these former policies as they cast their ballots.

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  • Moving forward in our fight against the #MuslimBan

    February 13, 2020
    Earlier today, members of the the House Judiciary Committee marked up the No Ban Act and voted it out of committee. This is a crucial development for our community. Now, we implore members of the House to vote in favor of H.R. 2214 without any further adjustments. 

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  • State of a Fractured Union

    February 5, 2020
    On February 4th, President Donald Trump delivered his fourth State of the Union address. Contrasted with nearly all of Trump’s statements is the hard reality of American life which his administration has had a leading role in creating. Ultimately, he presented a campaign speech including a vision of American values to justify his administration’s litany of abuses. 

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  • BREAKING: Muslim Ban Extended

    January 31, 2020
    The Trump administration announced it is expanding its imposition of travel restrictions from the seven countries included in the Muslim Ban to include six majority non-white countries with significant Muslim populations. This expansion is an extension of their broad campaign against communities of color.

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  • Impeached and indicted leaders unveil “peace” plan

    January 28, 2020
    Devised without consultation from any Palestinian representatives, the Trump administration's "peace" plan amounts to a pact between Israel and the United States. It abandons decades of U.S. bipartisan foreign policy to effectively endorse Israel’s settlement policy.

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  • SCOTUS rules in favor of “public charge”

    January 27, 2020
    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the changes to public charge, which will essentially split up families through the use of social welfare programs, and prohibit immigration from majority non-white countries. In light of this new policy of family separation that puts a wealth test on immigration, it's more urgent than ever that Congress passes a legislative fix to the rule.

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  • White House Doubles Down on Racist Trump Tweet

    January 14, 2020
    The Trump administration’s latest act of Islamophobia is dangerous and obscures the realities of the American Muslim community. American Muslims are a constituency as any to this country - they are teachers, lawyers, doctors, engineers, and make up a significant portion of this nation’s middle and working classes. We deserve better.

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