Tell Your Representative to Protect Refugees and Support the NO BAN Act

Action Alerts

Today, June 26th, marks the two year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Trump’s xenophobic and racist refuge and Muslim ban. The expanded Muslim ban and African ban, issued on January 31, 2020, exacerbates the harm to communities and tears apart families. The National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act (NO BAN Act, H.R.2214) would end the harmful refugee, Muslim, and asylum bans put in place by this administration and establish vital protections against future discriminatory bans. 

Right now, the House of Representatives is considering whether to vote on the NO BAN Act, so it is a critical time to make your voice heard. Tell your Representative to bring the NO BAN Act for a vote – and vote YES on the NO BAN Act.

Click “Send Email” on the right to be connected to your Representative

Sample Email: “I’m your constituent from [CITY/TOWN], and [as a person of faith] I urge you to stand against discrimination and hate by urging House leadership to bring the NO BAN Act to a vote – and to vote YES to support the NO BAN Act (H.R.2214). This bill would ensure that no one is banned from our country based on religious or nationality-based discrimination. In the last three years, the administration has repeatedly tried to ban refugees, asylum seekers, and Muslim neighbors from the United States. My community is still feeling the negative impacts of these immoral and wrongful bans that continue to tear apart families. No one should be blocked from entering the country just because of their faith tradition or where they come from. My community welcomes refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants, and I urge you to do the same.”

Amplify on Social Media: Don’t forget to tweet at your Members of Congress. Please click here for social media guidance including graphics and images, as well as sample posts below:

  • .@[Member of Congress’ twitter handle] On this 2nd anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Trump’s Muslim Ban, a reminder: Congress must #RepealTheBan and support the #NOBANAct — but also stop future presidents from trying something like it again. Let’s demand nothing less. #NoMuslimBanEver
  • Immigrant communities & refugees are under attack. #RepealTheBan
    Our loved ones are being ripped away from us. On the anniversary of #SCOTUS ruling in favor of the Muslim Ban, we recommit to fighting Trump’s white nationalism in all its forms. Let’s #RepealTheBan: #NOBANAct
  • #ThisDayInHistory, June 26, 2018: the Supreme Court rules in favor of Trump’s Muslim Ban in Trump v. Hawaii. It’s still in place, with a new #AfricanBan alongside it. Trump’s Muslim Ban should be just that: history. Let’s make it happen: Congress must support the #NOBANAct

For additional sample social media and graphics, visit the SCOTUS #NMBE #RTB Anniversary Digital Toolkit and follow the No Muslim Ban Ever (NMBE) campaign on social media platforms: NMBE Facebook, NMBE Twitter, NMBE Instagram.

Closing out Immigrant Heritage Month Strong
As Immigrant Heritage Month comes to a close, please join us in celebrating #ImmigrantHeritageMonth by lifting up contributions of immigrants of all backgrounds who are serving on the frontlines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. For ways to take action to #CelebrateImmigrants and for additional resources, check out this toolkit and this calendar of events.

Thank you for taking action, and please share this alert with your networks!