Dear MoveOn member,
During his campaign, Donald Trump called for a complete shutdown of Muslims entering the U.S.
Now, he's making that threat a reality.
Trump's executive order banning all immigrants, visitors, and even green card holders from seven countries—Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen—is throwing hundreds of thousands of Americans, immigrants, and their family members into limbo.1
Immigrants with valid visas, green card holders, spouses of U.S. citizens, dual nationals, and students from these countries are being told not to leave the U.S. because they won’t be let back in. And Trump froze the refugee program.
This is a moment when all Americans—Christians, Jews, Muslims, non-religious people... everyone—must stand together for our values. Will you chip in $3 to help fight back?
MoveOn sprung into action immediately—spreading tens of thousands of signs with a welcoming and inclusive message, driving nearly 7 million online video views of the locally-organized protest at JFK Airport in New York City, and recruiting MoveOn members to fast-growing, volunteer-led protests and vigils that are happening this weekend at airports and community spaces.
The remarkable, spontaneous actions we're supporting are only the latest in a week fueled by powerful resistance energy since the Women's Marches last Saturday.
And to keep the energy going beyond this weekend, we're:
- Gearing up for more rallies and protests around the country to resist Trump. Last Tuesday, 15,000 MoveOn members and allies participated in 200 #ResistTrumpTuesdays events outside Senate offices nationwide. We're hosting an emergency conference call tonight to organize more peaceful actions at airports and Senate offices this Tuesday. And we'll keep at it for as long as it takes.
- Distributing posters in highly visible places all across the country with the inclusive message: “Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here.” More than ten thousand MoveOn members have already downloaded the sign to hang in their homes, businesses, and congregations.
- Teaming up with our partners at MPower Change—grassroots Muslims and their allies fighting Islamaphobia and anti-Muslim hate—to call on senators to draw a line in the sand against the ban.
But this is only the beginning. Taking on Donald Trump's bigotry in the upcoming months and years will require serious resources.
Will you chip in $3 to help fight Trump's Muslim ban?
America was built on the principle of religious freedom. To close our borders and impose a religious test on entry into the country violates our most fundamental freedoms. We refuse to turn our back on what makes America great.
Thanks for all you do.
–Iram, Manny, Anne, Bobby, and the rest of the team
1. "Judge Blocks Trump Order on Refugees Amid Chaos and Outcry Worldwide," The New York Times, January 29, 2017
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