Action: Fight the latest Muslim travel ban.
Are you someone who would be affected by the Muslim travel ban? Do you have friends or family who would be affected by this despicable action? Today we are sharing a letter from Aneelah Afzali, the Executive Director of the Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS), asking for stories from those who would be affected. Please read and share with anyone who may be impacted. Then check out our exciting weekend events at the bottom!
The WA State Attorney General's office (Civil Rights Unit) is considering its litigation strategy with respect to the newest "proclamation" banning travel from predominantly Muslim-majority countries ("Muslim Ban 3.0"). More info about Muslim Ban 3.0 here. http://immigrationimpact.com/2017/09/25/travel-ban-what-need-know/
I'm once again working with the AG's office to find specific stories of people in WA state who are impacted, to help support the case to challenge the ban in court. If you or someone you know has been, or will be, directly impacted by Muslim Ban 3.0 (see attached* summary of the travel restrictions for each affected country), please reach out as soon as possible by emailing MuslimActionList@gmail.com (or responding to me) with a quick summary of your story/situation. The AG's office needs these stories of impact on WA state residents asap, to decide whether to move forward with litigation before the Oct. 18 effective date of Muslim Ban 3.0. Please help us!
I look forward to hearing from you, and please spread the word throughout WA state. Thanks in advance.
P.S. There are also some events planned for Oct. 18, including two "Faith Over Fear: Standing With Our Muslim Neighbors" roadshow events in Seattle. One in the morning at Plymouth Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/484835695232190/); and one in the evening at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (https://www.facebook.com/events/931515906987574/). Hope you can join us!
Executive Director, MAPS-AMEN
(Muslim Association of Puget Sound--American Muslim Empowerment Network)
*Detailed list of Travel Restrictions: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0r-ftn1-0lWSWUtY1M2ak1pMlh1R3VaWW9MM1JkaXo0Y0Vr
TODAY is the Day of Action in Burien with Pramila Jayapal – Saturday 10/7, 10 a.m., Burien Press
Join Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and volunteers as we knock on doors in Burien for progressive city council candidates. These elections are important because a slate of far-right candidates is attempting a takeover of the city council to repeal its sanctuary city ordinance. Sign up: https://www.facebook.com/events/294972207646010/
SEA NO H8: A Concert for Indivisible Project – Sunday 10/8, 5:30-7:30 pm, Optimism Brewing
Join your Seattle-area neighbors to stand together against hate-based rhetoric, politics and policies and celebrate strong social activism in our community. All proceeds benefit Indivisible Project. Featuring music by Seattle's "soul ambassador," Tiffany Wilson and En Canto, a classic Seattle-based Brazilian band; and hosted by Hosted by Rich Smith from The Stranger & Blabbermouth podcast. Get tickets in advance in case it sells out: http://bit.ly/2xAO2Gx
More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/230457644151803/