Coalition Letters

  • Coalition Letter Opposing Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS Confirmation

    July 17, 2018
    We cannot allow the President and Judge Kavanaugh to tip the scales of justice. Over 100 civil liberties and civil rights organizations joined together with the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights to press Congress to reconsider the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.

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  • Coalition Letter For LACPD's Immigrant Unit Expansion

    June 22, 2018
    As part of the Defend LA coalition, we are requesting urgent reforms in the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office in the form of hiring 15 additional immigration experts to join the LACPD's Immigration Unit. These additional positions are necessary to ensure that the office has adequate resources to meet its constitutional, statutory, and ethical obligations to its noncitizen clients.

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  • Coalition Letter Opposing Ryan and Goodlatte Immigration Proposals

    June 20, 2018
    MPAC, as part of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, has signed a coalition letter to express criticism of the Ryan and Goodlatte proposals. Neither bill would end the inhumane treatment of children at the Southern border. This is because neither bill would bring an end to the administration’s recent policy decision that has intentionally caused trauma to children.

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  • Hate Crimes: Our Comments to the US Commission on Civil Rights

    June 20, 2018
    The data on hate crimes tells a clear story: Islamophobia, xenophobia, and other forms of hate are experiencing a virtual renaissance. As the US Commission on Civil Rights prepares a final report, our comments urge them to address the rising threat of violent bigotry towards our communities, and the deficiencies within the federal government that keep it from adequately protecting us.

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  • Coalition Letter Opposing the Muslim Ban

    June 14, 2018
    MPAC joined over 42 groups demanding congressional oversight of the Trump administration's Executive Order 13769, Executive Order 13780, and Presidential Proclamation 9645, collectively known as the Muslim Ban or "extreme vetting" initiative.

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  • 11 Groups Send Letter to Trump Arguing that His Anti-Muslim Tweets Are At Odds with First Amendment

    December 14, 2017
    MPAC joined 11 groups in telling President Trump are his anti-Muslim tweets are at odds with the First Amendment: “Under the US Constitution, the government cannot openly denigrate a class of Americans, marking them for special disdain and reproach simply because of who they are."

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  • 49 Groups Pressure State Department to Abandon Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants

    October 5, 2017
    MPAC joined 48 other civil and human rights groups by submitting comments raising a host of fundamental objections to a proposed State Department policy that would disproportionately burden travelers from Muslim countries and chill speech protected by the First Amendment and international human rights standards.

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  • 129 Groups Urge Mayors to Disavow Anti-Muslim Marches

    June 8, 2017
    A coalition of 129 national and local organizations sent letters to 29 mayors in advance of anti-Muslim marches scheduled in their cities on Saturday, June 10. The letters call on the mayors to embrace “values of pluralism, diversity, and liberty for all while firmly rejecting the forces of hate and bigotry that seek to divide us.”

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  • DHS Response to MPAC Letter

    May 4, 2017
    DHS Secretary John Kelly responds to a letter MPAC sent a letter him regarding civil liberties violations and assessments after President Trump signed the Muslim travel ban executive orders.

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  • Coalition Letter Opposing the Nomination of Mark Green

    May 4, 2017
    MPAC signed onto a coalition letter of more than 41 organizations who had major concerns about the nomination of Mark Green to the position of Secretary of the Army and called for his rejection.

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