89 Democrats, Including Top Leadership, are Missing on the NO BAN Act
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Muslim Advocates is calling on all House Democrats to co-sponsor the NO BAN Act (H.R. 2214), a bill to end President Trump’s Muslim Ban. The House version of the NO BAN Act was introduced on April 10, 2019 by Congresswoman Judy Chu and currently has 149 co-sponsors.
Despite near unanimous Democratic co-sponsorship of other imperative civil rights bills, 89 Democrats, including top leadership, have yet to sign on to the NO BAN Act, which would reunite separated families, deal a significant blow to the president’s agenda of hate and would protect the religious freedom of all people. The vast majority of members who have not yet co-sponsored the bill hail from states with documented victims of the Muslim Ban.
- Click here for a list of House Democrats who have not yet co-sponsored the NO BAN Act along with stories of Muslim Ban victims from their states.
“This historic bill would overturn the Muslim Ban and prevent future presidents from enacting similar bigoted bans again,” said Farhana Khera, executive director of Muslim Advocates. “The Muslim Ban is the Trump Administration’s original sin; a bigoted policy that was egregiously rubber-stamped by the Supreme Court. It’s now up to Congress to act. Democrats control the House of Representatives, and ultimately, they’ll decide whether the families and religious freedom of American Muslims are worthy of protection. We urge these members to join the NO BAN Act as co-sponsors.”
Muslim Advocates is working with almost 400 supporting organizations (updated letter 7/17/20 here) to amplify this call through constituent outreach, lobby visits, action alerts and social media amplification. The organization will track progress on its social media pages and its NO BAN Act action center.
- Muslim Advocates calls on 2020 candidates to end the Muslim Ban
- Muslim Advocates’ Farhana Khera speaks at NO BAN Act press conference
- Nearly 400 groups call on Congress to pass the NO BAN Act
- Stories from people harmed by the Muslim Ban
- Muslim Advocates’ NO BAN Act action center
Muslim Advocates is a national civil rights organization working in the courts, in the halls of power and in communities to halt bigotry in its tracks. We ensure that American Muslims have a seat at the table with expert representation so that all Americans may live free from hate and discrimination.