Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sign the petition: Hyatt, don't host anti-Muslim conference

Hyatt is set to host the annual conference for the largest anti-Muslim hate group in the country.

Dear MoveOn member,

ACT for America is an anti-Muslim hate group that has led "marches against Sharia" during Ramadan, falsely claimed that Islam is a "political ideology masquerading as a religion," and that "no practicing Muslim can be a loyal American."1 And the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, Virginia, is hosting its annual meeting in September.2

Will you sign my petition demanding Hyatt stop hosting hate groups, like ACT for America?

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is set to host the annual conference for the largest anti-Muslim hate group in the country, ACT for America, in September. Other major hotel chains have denied hate groups, but Hyatt continues to accept them with open arms. Tell Hyatt there's #NoRoomforHate.

To make matters worse, while other major hospitality companies, including Hilton, Airbnb, Sofitel, and the Willard Hotel refused to host hate groups and have disassociated their organizations with bigots, Hyatt is welcoming ACT with open arms and actively associating itself with dangerous anti-Muslim ideology. The hotel chain continues to erroneously say that it would be illegal to turn the group away.

Hyatt has "justified" hosting the conference by claiming it "does not unlawfully discriminate against groups who wish to hold lawful meetings at the hotel." But Hyatt is distorting civil rights laws. There are no laws in Virginia or at the federal level that require a hotel to host a hate group such as ACT for America.3

We have the power to stop this. If we raise our voices, we can tell Hyatt loud and clear that we won't stand for hate—not in our homes, not in our hotels, and not in our nation.

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–Scott Simpson, Muslim Advocates


1. "ACT for America," Southern Poverty Law Center, accessed August 20, 2018

2. "Hyatt Hotels Making 'Active Choice' To Host Anti-Muslim Hate Group's Conference," HuffPost, August 9, 2018

3. Ibid.

You're receiving this petition because we thought it might interest you. It was created on, where anyone can start their own online petitions. You can start your own petition here.

Want to support our work? The MoveOn community will work every moment, day by day and year by year, to resist Trump's agenda, contain the damage, defeat hate with love, and begin the process of swinging the nation's pendulum back toward sanity, decency, and the kind of future that we must never give up on. And to do it we need your ongoing support, now more than ever. Will you stand with us?

Yes, I'll chip in $5 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

Contributions to Civic Action are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. This email was sent to Eddie Alfaro on August 26th, 2018. To change your email address or update your contact info, click here. To remove yourself from this list, click here.

No comments:

Post a Comment