May 8: Rally Against the Muslim Ban
Join us on Monday, May 8 to rally against the Muslim ban on the day the Fourth Circuit appellate judges will hear the administration’s appeal to reinstate the ban. This rally is part of the #NoMuslimBanEver National Week of Resistance and #AAPIsResist Month of Action.
Join us on Monday, May 8 to rally against the Muslim ban outside of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia, on the day the Fourth Circuit appellate judges will hear the administration’s appeal to reinstate the ban.
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Date and Time: Monday, May 8, 2017. Rally begins at 1:00pm.
Location: There will be a program of speakers outside the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. United States Courthouse & Annex
1000 - 1100 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
After the president’s second executive order aiming to institutionalize a Muslim ban, the International Refugee Assistance Project and HIAS, represented by the National Immigration Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union, sued the administration in Maryland to block the ban. A federal judge issued a temporary order blocking the section of the executive order that places a 90-day ban on the entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries. The government then appealed the order and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to hear the appeal en banc, meaning all of the Fourth Circuit appellate judges will hear the case instead of the typical 3-judge panel.
On Monday, May 8, we will stand together against anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim hate, xenophobia, and racism. We aspire to make our nation a country that truly welcomes immigrants and refugees, recognizes the dignity and humanity of all people, values a diverse and inclusive society, and provides equality and due process under the law. We call on the administration to rescind the Muslim ban and the immigration executive orders, and to stop tearing families apart. This rally is part of the #NoMuslimBanEver National Week of Resistance and #AAPIsResist Month of Action.
Community leaders will speak at the rally beginning at 1:30pm, and the hearing will begin at 2:30pm. Program details to come.
Join by Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, Amnesty International, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, CASA, Church World Service, Council on American-Islamic Relations, DC Justice for Muslims Coalition, Dulles Justice Coalition, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Human Rights First, MoveOn.org Civic Action, Muslim Advocates, Oxfam America, Poligon Education Fund, South Asian Americans Leading Together, Veterans for American Ideals, and Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy to stand in solidarity against any Muslim ban.
Please RSVP online here, and we will share additional details as they become available. If you have any questions, please contact Bessie Chan-Smitham, Assistant Director of Community Engagement, at BChan@advancingjustice-aajc.org.