Learn: The Muslim Ban Guidebook

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During his presidential campaign, candidate Donald J. Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States—until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” If you recall, Muslim Girl decided to temporarily suspend its coverage of Trump to recenter our voices in these ongoing conversations. That’s also when we had to publish the Crisis Safety Manual for Muslim Women just to navigate surviving the rise in Islamophobic tensions.

A year later, President Trump has commenced the initial process of following through with his promise, planning to put in place a “ban” that will likely restrict rights and opportunities for thousands of immigrants. The seven Muslim-majority countries currently being targeted include Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, and Yemen.

We couldn’t let this happen without creating a go-to resource to help you, your families, colleagues, and friends in taking part in the conversations ahead. Here is a guide that includes statistics, glossary terms, talking points, summaries, and more. Consider it your CliffsNotes to the “Muslim ban” and more.

This, more than ever, is the time we stand united. This is the time to reclaim our rights. This is the time to learn about what our rights are, and know how to invoke them and safeguard them, so that no president or administration can erase us from a country that we helped to build, grow, and prosper. This is also the time for our allies to step up, speak out, and fight.

Read the book at: http://muslimgirl.com/37348/muslim-ban-guidebook/

Support: Southern Poverty Law Center

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Civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. founded the SPLC in 1971 to ensure that the promise of the civil rights movement became a reality for all. Since then, we’ve won numerous landmark legal victories on behalf of the exploited, the powerless and the forgotten.

Our lawsuits have toppled institutional racism and stamped out remnants of Jim Crow segregation; destroyed some of the nation’s most violent white supremacist groups; and protected the civil rights of children, women, the disabled, immigrants and migrant workers, the LGBT community, prisoners, and many others who faced discrimination, abuse or exploitation.

Our Intelligence Project is internationally known for tracking and exposing the activities of hate groups and other domestic extremists.

Our Teaching Tolerance program produces and distributes – free of charge – anti-bias documentary films, books, lesson plans and other materials that reduce prejudice and promote educational equity in our nation’s schools.

We also built and maintain the Civil Rights Memorial and its interpretive center, the Civil Rights Memorial Center, in Montgomery, Alabama, the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement.

We’re based in Montgomery and have offices in Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, and Jackson, Miss.

Learn more at: https://www.splcenter.org/

Advocate: We Welcome Refugees

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“Your voice is direly needed in this defining, historic moment, to be part of a coalition of the faith community who are compelled to be the voice of Christ, and show support for refugees, immigrants and minorities who now fear how potential political changes may significantly, and detrimentally, upend their whole world.

As the new government administration is on the brink of making decisions that effect refugees and immigration , now is the time we need you to use your voice to support refugees around the world —  thousands of families like yours who have fled their homes in a wild search for safe refuge — because home has become the mouth of a monster.

Now is when history needs you, your faith community, all of your people — to raise your voice for those who are crying to live.

This is the time that no one in the church can afford to be silent.”

Learn more: https://wewelcomerefugees.com/

Join: Rebel Action Network

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“The Rebel Action Network is an offline social justice activist movement. We’re real people, meeting in real life, who take real actions…together.

Organized into cohorts nationwide, we stand united & committed to a coordinated action plan to protect civil liberties currently under threat.

We don’t agonize. We organize.

We’re not storytellers. We’re badasses.”

Join, learn, connect: https://rebelaction.org/