A few members of Congress just took a crucial first step towards repealing the Muslim Ban—and we need a strong show of support for it ASAP, so that the rest of Congress follows through—and the media takes note.
We started 2018 doing everything possible to demonstrate solidarity against—and aid local communities in fighting—Trump's Muslim Ban.
We got people in the streets. We dominated the airwaves. And when the travesty that was the Supreme Court's ruling came in, we didn't let it get us down—we got even more active: mobilizing thousands across the country to protest the decision the same day that it came out.
Now it's time to move on from waiting for court decisions to an altogether different phase: getting Congress to act.
We have such a different Congress this year that there are multiple members of the House and Senate eager to champion legislation to end Trump's Muslim Ban—and different, complementary proposals on how to do it.
Any proposed bill that ends the pain inflicted by Trump's Muslim Ban—whether by narrowly defunding it, or overhauling the entire authority that he's used to implement his racist bans—is going to have our support. Senator Murphy and Congresswoman Chu's approach is a good start—and, if their bill gets a strong show of support, it'll make future efforts towards a more welcoming immigration system that much easier.
But if Congress doesn't hear from us—and if the media doesn't see this bill gaining momentum—they won't see the need to back any bill to end Trump's Muslim Ban directly, much less more comprehensive fixes.
That's why it's so important that we get as many members of Congress on board as we can, and we do it as soon as possible. Will you take a few minutes to let your representatives know that you want them to repeal the Ban?