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1. Tell Congress: Repeal the "Muslim Ban"
This action comes from momsRising.org
The Trump administration expanded its travel restrictions to include: Sudan, Tanzania, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, and Nigeria-- Africa’s largest economy, affecting nearly a quarter of people living on the continent. Although the residents of these countries are majority Muslim, this ban effects all people who are seeking admission into the U.S. permanently. The ban will officially go into effect on February 21, 2020.
The “Muslim Ban” is not only separating families, it is keeping people from seeking asylum and refuge; students from receiving and completing their education; and families from celebrating. The National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Non-immigrants Act (“NO BAN" Act) will end the Muslim Ban and amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, ensuring that no president can ever again ban an entire religion or community.
Together, we can stop this ban!
This is a National Action
2. Tell the U.S. Senate: Inaction on Background Checks is Unacceptable
This action comes from Everytown for Gun Safety.
For an entire year, we have pushed Sen. Mitch McConnell and his allies in the U.S. Senate to pass background checks on all gun sales. And while he sat on his hands and did nothing, an estimated 38,000 people died from gun violence. The House did its part in February 2019 by passing H.R. 8, a bipartisan bill that would make background checks on all gun sales a reality. A policy that over 90% of American voters support. Now, we need to show our Senators that this issue matters.
This is a National Action
3. Attend a Conversation between Parents and Caregivers
This event comes from Black Infant Health
Join the Black Family foundation on Friday March 6 from 11:00am- 3:00pm for a conversation on co-parenting and effective communication skills for parents and caregivers. There will be a guest speaker highlighting the history and empowerment of Black families, workshops for parents and guardians, interactive team building activities, and resources.
*Child Watch Available!
This is a Local Event
4. Attend the National Refugee Shabbat
This event comes from HIAS
Join HIAS Community on Friday March 20 from 5:00pm-8:00pm for a powerful National Refugee Shabbat at Temple Beth Am with our partners Tiyya Foundation, the Anti-Defamation League, JFS Los Angeles, American Jewish Committee, and others. The program begins with an interactive exhibit, followed by a service to welcome the peace of Shabbat and hear from HIAS Community Engagement Director, Joe Goldman. Participants are invited to a dinner prepared by Malia Hamza, who came to the U.S. as a refugee from Somalia, as well as a program in which we will hear stories shared by local refugees and asylees.
This is a Local Event with Limited Space Available.
5. Attend a Citywide Neighborhood Council Outreach Gathering
This event comes from Empower LA
Join an opportunity for 99 Neighborhood Councils to gather about outreach on Monday, March 30, 2020 from 6:00 – 8:30pm. LA City is inviting you to learn about the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment's outreach plans and to become part of the planning process for an outreach strategy for the Neighborhood Council system. This event will be a first step in that process. Going forward, we will commit to providing support to ensure that we all reach our shared goals of increasing awareness, participation, and capacity of Neighborhood Councils.
This is a Local Event.