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Take Action Against the Muslim Ban Today, the Supreme Court upheld the President's discriminatory Muslim ban. As a nation, we are built on the promise of religious liberty. The Court’s ruling turns a blind eye to the pain that the Muslim ban inflicts upon families. As communities of faith, we must show the administration and Congress that we stand opposed to any Muslim or refugee ban and any other attempt to block individuals from entering this country based on where they come from or what faith they practice. The Muslim ban is part of a hateful, xenophobic agenda that systematically attacks the sanctity of family unity. Our elected leaders need to hear from us today: Tell Congress to stop the Muslim ban, protect families, and uphold our nation's values of family unity, equality, and welcome. TAKE ACTION: Call Your Senators and Representatives at (202) 224-3121* *Please call this line 3 times to be connected with your 1 Representative and 2 Senators Sample Script: "I’m your constituent from [City, State, Zip Code], and I urge you to OPPOSE the Muslim ban and do everything in your power to see the administration rescind the Muslim ban executive order. [As a person of faith], I stand opposed to any Muslim or refugee ban and any other attempt to block refugees and immigrants from entering this country based on where they come from or what faith they practice. The Muslim ban does not represent the welcoming communities across the United States. I urge Congress to exert oversight and accountability over the administration and ensure no federal taxpayer dollars are used to implement the Muslim ban. My community welcomes our immigrant, refugee, and Muslim neighbors, and I call on you to do the same."
You can also share this message on social media with your Senators and Representatives: • Today's ruling is another shameful mark on our history. We cannot accept living in a country that willingly separates families and calls it justice. #NoMuslimBanEver #FamiliesBelongTogether • Families shouldn’t be separated. Love ones shouldn’t be banned. No one should live in fear. #NoMuslimBanEver #FamiliesBelongTogether This heartless and xenophobic executive order is tearing families apart and prolonging family separation. The Supreme Court’s decision today to uphold the Muslim ban represents another shameful mark on our nation’s history. Please click here for a #NoMuslimBanEver Digital Action Toolkit. CWS's statement is available here. Visit www.nomuslimbanever.com to learn more.