JVP pledges to fight anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant policies


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2017
Contact: Naomi Dann| media@jvp.org | 845-377-5745

Ahead of the announcement of executive orders targeting Muslims, Arabs, refugees and immigrants, Jewish Voice for Peace and our Network Against Islamophobia releases the following statement:

As the Trump administration follows through on the some of most harmful and alarming promises of his campaign, we will follow through on ours: to love, defend and fight alongside our friends, neighbors, and communities directly under attack.

Decades of racist, Islamophobic, and xenophobic policies and discourses around national security, the “War on Terror,” and immigration have laid the groundwork for this nightmare set of policies designed to target, profile, surveil and ban people due to their religion, race, national origin or legal status. These new policies will build on existing infrastructure, primarily impacting people who have fled from countries that the United States has bombed or invaded, as well as those whose local economies have been destroyed by our military operations and trade policies.

While the details of these new policies are still unfolding, we pledge to resist in every way that we can. We’ll put our hearts, souls, and bodies on the line to stop hateful and racist attacks. We will organize our communities to stand alongside our Muslim, immigrant & refugee neighbors, in the halls of Congress & government institutions, and in the streets.

We cannot let this stand.

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For more, see Jewish Voice for Peace’s pledge to resist anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant policies launched yesterday evening, and the resources and work of our Network Against Islamophobia (with more coming soon).

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