As people of faith, we recognize the full humanity and human dignity found in all people, no matter their religion, the color of their skin, or their national origin. Therefore, we are called to speak out against religious discrimination and racism. People should not be banned based on their faith, the color of their skin, or their national origin. Such actions separate families and prevent people in dangerous situations from finding refuge.
The Trump administration’s Muslim Ban, first initiated in January 2017, and its expanded ban announced in January 2020, perpetuate religious discrimination and racism. The No Ban Act, which has been introduced in Congress, would repeal the ban and prevent future administrations from issuing a similar one. Ask your senators and representative to support the No Ban Act.
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Tell Congress to Pass the No Ban Act
Dear [Decision Maker],
As a person of faith, I am writing to ask you to support S. 1123, the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act, and H.R. 2214, the No Ban Act. I believe that people should not be banned based on their faith, the color of their skin, or their national origin. Such actions separate families and prevent people in dangerous situations from finding refuge.The Muslim Ban, put into action in January 2017 and expanded in January 2020, is directly in conflict with our value of religious freedom and sets a dangerous precedent for discriminating based on religious affiliation. The expanded ban primarily targets people from African nations and goes against my commitment to anti-racism. Finally, this ban has had a real and devastating impact on people and families, preventing them from coming to the U.S. simply because of their faith, the color of their skin, or their national origin. As a person of faith, I cannot stand by and see this happen.I ask you to stand for our religious freedom and against racism by supporting S. 1123 and H.R. 2214.
In faith,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]