1/31/17 – Join us this Friday to say, #WeAreAllAmerica!

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CIOGC encourages you to participate in the nationwide #WeAreAllAmerica action on Friday, February 3, during noontime Jummah prayer. We are calling on faith and community leaders across America to connect with their neighbors and local mosques to stand in support of Muslims and refugees by hosting solidarity vigils and simple welcoming actions at local mosques.

Please download the #WeAreAllAmerica Toolkit for more information on how you can coordinate your solidarity actions. Please also see CIOGC’s Event Planning Suggestions for Friday’s day of action. If your mosque or organization planning on hosting an event, let us know by e-mailing [email protected].

Our history as a nation of refuge for those fleeing violence and persecution is under attack. The unconstitutional executive order signed by President Trump on Friday, January 27 bans travel by all citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, including legal residents of the U.S. It will cripple our refugee nation’s refugee resettlement programs, halt refugee resettlement entirely for months, and scapegoat Muslims and entire nationalities unfairly.

These actions will not make us safer, but instead are an attack on the core values of America. We stand it solidarity with our community and neighbors, with refugees and with asylum seekers to this nation.

Join us this Friday to say, “We are all America”! Please forward this message to your friends, family, and communities and use the hashtag #WeAreAllAmerica on social media to express your support!

Are you hosting an event on Friday? Let us know and we can help get the word out! Send your event details to [email protected]

This action is sponsored by CIOGC and organized by the We Are All America Coalition which includes Alianza Americas, America’s Voice, Church World Service, Human Rights First, International Rescue Committee, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, National Partnership for New Americans, and Welcoming America.
 
We Are America is a coalition of immigrant, refugee, and faith organizations that are working together to support our core American values as a nation of refuge for those fleeing persecution and violence, and as a pluralistic nation of immigrants and religious tolerance.

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