Monday, January 30, 2017

Here’s How We Fight the Muslim Ban ~@Amnesty

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This Bigotry is Wrecking Lives – It Must Be Stopped

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President Trump has put anti-Muslim bigotry into law – and we must fight back.

On Friday he signed an order banning people from 7 Muslim-majority countries, and suspending the refugee program.

Senator Chris Coons called it "one of our country's most shameful chapters.” Take action to stop this ban

“We cannot allow fears of terrorism to undermine the values that have made us an example for the rest of the world."

We agree. But we need more senators to speak out, and many haven’t. Every day they are silent, Trump’s Muslim ban gets harder to defeat.

That’s why we are calling on Amnesty activists like you to send a loud and clear message to your senators:

Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Shameful. Our leaders must reject it.

This week at airports across the nation, people are coming together to say: No Ban in my name. We must join them. Take action now.

Together as Amnesty activists, we can stand up for human rights in a Trump Administration.

Thank you for taking action,
Naureen Shah
Director, Security with Human Rights
Amnesty International USA

A vote for Jeff Sessions is a vote for Trump's Muslim ban

Reform Immigration FOR America

We need you to make a call as soon as possible. Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Senator Jeff Sessions tomorrow. We must urgently tell these senators to oppose his nomination. Make a call to 888-704-9446 today.

Jeff Sessions' fingerprints are all over Donald Trump's refugee and Muslim ban. Throughout the Presidential election, President Trump's nominee for Attorney General told ABC News:
"So I don't think Trump has gone too far. He said 'he should have a temporary ban on entry of people into the country from the Muslim world,' but that's because we have an ineffective screening process... so I think we're moving in the right direction."
This demonstration of Sessions' nativist ideals make him wholly unfit for to be Attorney General. Call 888-704-9446 right now and tell the Senate Judiciary Committee to vote NO on Jeff Sessions tomorrow.
Sessions has a long and troubling record as an extremist on race, human rights and voting against protections for women and immigrants. If confirmed, here are just a few of the ways Sessions could attack immigrant communities as Attorney General:
  • Reduce access to legal counsel and information about immigrants' legal rights.
  • Impose nativist and anti-immigrant ideology on decisions by the federal immigration courts.
  • Coerce local and state officials to comply with pro-deportation policies, in effect punishing sanctuary cities for aiding immigrants in need.
It is clear that Senator Sessions is the wrong man for the job. The Attorney General is the highest law enforcement officer in the country. The person who holds that office must be fair and respectful of the fact that our multi-ethnic country has a turbulent history of racial prejudice towards certain communities--a history whose effects are still playing out today, from police brutality against Black Americans, to double standards racial profiling laws against immigrants in states like Arizona and Alabama. His appointment would put the resources of the federal government in the hands of someone who is anti-immigrant, pro-deportation, and with a long history of racist comments and behavior.
Senator Sessions would not treat our communities fairly nor justly. We must stand in firm opposition to his nomination, and call on our Senators to do the same.
With hope,
Donna De La Cruz
Reform Immigration FOR America

Friday, January 27, 2017

Message from Keith Ellison @keithellison

Donald Trump is in the White House. Republicans are in control of Congress. Some would say the easiest thing to do would be to throw up our hands and give up.

 I say it’s time to do the exact opposite. We need to roll up our sleeves, fight against Trump and his radical agenda, and unite the Democratic Party.

Ours is the Party that stands with working Americans. Our platform is one of the most progressive in history. We stand with the people who pour the concrete, teach our children, treat patients, and work in our factories.

We want the minimum wage to be a living wage. We want corporations and ultra-wealthy individuals to pay their fair share. We want comprehensive immigration reform that doesn’t tear families apart.

That’s my Democratic Party. I’m running for Chair of the Democratic National Committee to unite us, muster our strength, and keep us fighting.

Donald Trump lost the popular vote by 2.8 million votes. Maybe that’s because, no matter how many times he says he’s with the people, we all know he’s not.

Trump and his Republican-controlled Congress will not let up -- and the Democratic Party needs to be a united force against them. We cannot stop fighting when they attack affordable health care, a woman’s right to choose, or workers’ wages.

To fight back, we need to concentrate on winning elections at all levels of our government, all across the country, over the next four years and beyond.

How do we do this best? We Organize. I’m hoping that with your help, we’ll be able to organize a grassroots network of activists that will be an unbreakable force against Trump and his allies in Congress.

I appreciate all you’ve done for me. And today I’m asking you to do just a little bit more:
The more voices we can gather, the stronger we will be.

Thank you for all that you do.

Keith Ellison

Ellison for Congress
P.O. Box 6072
Minneapolis, MN 55406