Together, we raise our voices to say: No Muslim Ban Ever.

We ask you to join us to declare #NoMuslimBanEver between September 5 and October 18 by raising awareness through events, forums, dialogues,  and actions, and by attending the national mobilization on October 18 in Washington, D.C.  

 
 
 
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About the campaign.

The #NoMuslimBanEver campaign is a grassroots awareness and mobilization effort that will happen in the weeks leading up to and on October 18, 2017, the day the latest iteration of the Muslim Ban takes full effect.

In the summer, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear two cases about the Muslim and refugee bans, Trump v. Int'l Refugee Assistance Project and Trump v. Hawaii. On October 10, 2017, the Supreme Court was expected to hear oral arguments on whether the executive order from the Trump Administration that temporarily bans travel from six Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) and suspends the refugee admissions process violates the Establishment Clause and Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution.

Just a few weeks shy of the October 10 hearing, the Trump administration announced its third iteration of the Muslim Ban. Three new nations were added to the list of countries facing restrictions—Chad, North Korea and Venezuela—and one country, Sudan, was removed from the list. In light of this development, the Supreme Court removed oral arguments from its calendar and asked for additional briefing from the parties.

The Muslim and refugee bans are discriminatory, unconstitutional and inhumane in the same vein as the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Japanese American incarceration, and special registration after 9/11. The addition of non-Muslim majority countries to the ban, namely North Korea and Venezuela, does not negate its inherent anti-Muslim intent. It also affirms the white supremacist, exclusionary policies of the Trump administration that discriminate on the basis of faith, national origin, and immigration status. We must remember history and raise our voices. Join us in declaring No. Muslim. Ban. Ever.

Regardless of what happens in the courtroom, we encourage communities to join the #NoMuslimBanEver campaign between September 5 and October 18 by raising awareness through events, forums, dialogues, and actions, and by attending the national mobilization on October 18 in Washington, D.C.

The campaign is being organized and led by the following organizations, Asian Americans Advancing Justice –Asian Law Caucus, Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)’s San Francisco-Bay Area chapter, MPower Change, and the MASA Organizing team, in partnership with allies including refugee rights groups, Indivisible, and others.

 
Image by Steve Eberhardt

Image by Steve Eberhardt

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Join us on 10/18

On October 18th, the latest iteration of Trump's Muslim Ban goes into effect. Join us as we respond by rallying across from the White House in Lafayette Park at 11:30am.

 
 
 
 

Campaign Principles

END CRIMINALIZATION

End policies, like bans, walls and raids, that treat our communities as inherently suspect and foster bigotry and hate.

EXPAND SANCTUARY

Create safe spaces for people under threat by advocating for sanctuary policies, supporting sanctuary communities, and offering physical sanctuary.

CENTER DIRECTLY IMPACTED PEOPLE

Center communities directly affected by the Muslim and refugee bans, namely Muslims, refugees, and nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

BUILD SOLIDARITY

The Muslim and refugee bans are on a continuum of exclusionary policies, White supremacy, xenophobia and racism. We are stronger when we understand these connections and work together.

RAISE YOUR VOICE

Share your values and stories to help shift public narratives and consciousness.

 

Campaign Messages

  • The Muslim Ban is the culmination of a long assault on Muslim communities.
     
  • Refugees are ordinary people fleeing extraordinary adversity, and denying them safety is to deny our common humanity.
     
  • Our communities want what everyone wants: freedom to proudly express our identities, including our faith, without fear of discrimination.
     
  • The Muslim and refugee bans are just one prong of Trump’s white nationalist agenda.
     
  • This ban has a real impact on families and community members.
     
  • The ban opens the door to other policies that discriminate on the basis of faith, immigration status, and national origin in particular eliminating DACA and increasing deportations. That is why we stand in solidarity with other communities of color, Native communities, immigrants and refugees.
 

 
 

Raise Your Voice

Register or Find an
Event Near You.

Join the campaign by attending an event or hosting one. Download our toolkit for ideas, resources, and a calendar of key dates.

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Add your organization to the list of #NoMuslimBanEver partners.

 

Images by Alison Behr, Steve Eberhardt, Islamic Networks Group, and National Iranian American Council