PANA Joins #NoMuslimBanEver

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From September 5th through October 10th, PANA is joining with thousands across the country to say #NoMuslimBanEver.

The #NoMuslimBanEver campaign is organized by dozens of organizations across the United States including MPower Change, the MASA Organizing team, Asian Americans Advancing Justice –Asian Law Caucus, and Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)’s San Francisco-Bay Area chapter.

The purpose of the campaign is to make it clear that the Muslim and refugee bans are discriminatory, unconstitutional and inhumane in the same vein as the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Japanese American incarceration, and special registration after 9/11.

In late September, PANA will take part in a nationwide Twitter Town Hall. Follow us on Twitter to stay tuned for details.

On Tuesday, October 10th 2017, PANA is hosting Fight Back #PowerHour as one of dozens coordinated nationwide events. This is the day the Supreme Court will hear legal challenges to the executive order from the Trump Administration that temporarily bans travel from six Muslim-majority countries and suspends the refugee admissions program. The Muslim and refugee bans violate the Establishment Clause and Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution.

Campaign Principles

End Criminalization

End policies, like bans, walls and raids, that treat our communities as inherently suspect and foster bigotry and hate.

Expand sanctuary

Create safe spaces for people under threat by advocating for sanctuary policies, supporting sanctuary communities, and offering physical sanctuary.

Center directly impacted people

Center communities directly affected by the Muslim and refugee bans, namely Muslims, refugees, and nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Build solidarity

The Muslim and refugee bans are on a continuum of exclusionary policies, White supremacy, xenophobia and racism. We are stronger when we understand these connections and work together.

Raise our voice

Share your values and stories to help shift public narratives and consciousness.

Learn more at https://www.nomuslimbanever.com.

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