Tell the Democratic Party to Stand With Rep. Ilhan Omar

Donald Trump has release a video falsely connecting Representative Ilhan Omar to 9/11 and dangerously inciting hatred--that could easily turn to violence--against her.

Rep. Omar is a visionary and inspiring leader. She is a champion of democracy who demands an end endless wars, white supremacy--including within in the Trump administration. She stands up for the human rights of immigrants and asylum-seekers and advocates for Palestinians, Yemenis and others. She supports congressional action to stop the Trump administration’s Muslim ban that discriminates against people living in Muslim countries like her birthplace, Somalia. She has spoken out bravely in congressional hearings, press conferences, public gatherings and over social media.

It is precisely because of her extraordinary leadership and bravery in speaking truth to power, as well as her identity as the first Black, refugee and visibly Muslim woman in Congress, that she is a target of constant attacks from Donald Trump, right-wing media and extremists, Republican leaders, and even, at times, Democratic colleagues.

Given the ominous death threats she has been receiving, we call on Democratic party leaders--including those who introduced the March 2019 House resolution intended to condemn Rep. Omar for “antisemitism”--to speak out against these vile attacks and stand with Rep. Omar and against Islamophobia.

Email and tweet at the Democratic Senators and Representatives members of congress.

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Dear Democrats in Congress,

Rep. Ilhan Omar represents everything President Trump and white nationalists want Americans to fear and hate: black, female, immigrant, visibly Muslim. The President's incitement against Rep. Omar--tweets and a video falsely accusing her and the larger American Muslim community of being responsible for the 9/11 attacks--is reprehensible and puts Omar’s life in danger. Rep. Omar was already experiencing credible death threats, and now Trump is stoking this hatred. If harm comes to Rep. Omar, her family, or members of the American Muslim community, Trump will be responsible. If you, as leaders of the Democratic party, don't speak out, you, too, will be responsible.

Speaker Pelosi said on twitter: “The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence.  The President shouldn’t use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack.”

Please follow Speaker Pelosi's lead. Make a statement and/or introduce a congressional resolution condemning President Trump's use of painful images from 9/11 to attack and incite violence against a sitting member of congress.

I stand with Ilhan Omar. Will you?

 

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Raif Hijab
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William Ritchey
Justin Kahm
Natalie St.Martin
Richard Davies
Salam Elwanni
James Gore
Syed Jafri
Ashley Coover
Torrey Wells
Michael Cozens
Marcus Johannes van der Pas
Mary Hughes
Isabela Campos
Vyonne Jenks
Kaiser Jaffar
Glenn Polanco
Nancy Runyan
Joel LeFevre
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Comments

  • Raif Hijab
    signed 2019-04-15 22:49:56 -0400
  • Luqman Al-Sadiq
    signed 2019-04-15 21:07:56 -0400
    The truth always hurts but it needs to be heard.
  • William Ritchey
    signed 2019-04-15 21:06:23 -0400
    She didn’t say anything “anti Semitic “ in the first place.
  • Justin Kahm
    signed 2019-04-15 20:27:02 -0400
  • Natalie St.Martin
    signed 2019-04-15 19:16:46 -0400
    She is representing many Americans when she calls out the abuses of power and hate in our government! She has my full support and she must be supported and protected.
  • Richard Davies
    signed 2019-04-15 18:39:41 -0400
    I stand with Ilhan Omar.
  • Salam Elwanni
    signed 2019-04-15 16:27:52 -0400
  • James Gore
    signed 2019-04-15 16:21:14 -0400
    James Gore
  • Syed Jafri
    signed 2019-04-15 14:20:54 -0400
    She needs our support as she is speaking truth to power and is an American patriot.
  • Ashley Coover
    signed 2019-04-15 13:11:43 -0400
  • Torrey Wells
    signed 2019-04-15 12:45:11 -0400
  • Michael Cozens
    @michaelcozens tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-15 12:44:38 -0400
    Rep. @IlhanMN represents everything white nationalists want America to fear & hate: black, female, immigrant, visibly MuslimTrump's attack on Omar is disgusting & dangerous--@TheDemocrats must act #IStandWithIlhanArtwork by @AimaNiqabae https://www.codepink.org/protectilhanomar?recruiter_id=398567
  • Michael Cozens
    signed 2019-04-15 12:44:28 -0400
  • Marcus Johannes van der Pas
    signed 2019-04-15 12:22:28 -0400
    I stand with Ilhan Omar.
  • Mary Hughes
    signed 2019-04-15 12:17:37 -0400
  • Isabela Campos
    signed 2019-04-15 12:12:40 -0400
    ISABELA COSTA CAMPOS
  • Vyonne Jenks
    signed 2019-04-15 12:08:09 -0400
  • Kaiser Jaffar
    @kjaf tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-15 11:41:35 -0400
    Rep. @IlhanMN represents everything white nationalists want America to fear & hate: black, female, immigrant, visibly MuslimTrump's attack on Omar is disgusting & dangerous--@TheDemocrats must act #IStandWithIlhanArtwork by @AimaNiqabae https://www.codepink.org/protectilhanomar?recruiter_id=817561
  • Kaiser Jaffar
    signed 2019-04-15 11:40:58 -0400
    Kaiser Jaffar
  • Glenn Polanco
    signed 2019-04-15 11:14:44 -0400
  • Nancy Runyan
    signed 2019-04-15 11:00:15 -0400
    NOBODY should be able to escape ACCOUNTABILITY for behaviour that gets other users BANNED. I mean, DUH!
  • Joel LeFevre
    signed 2019-04-15 10:06:09 -0400
    Joel D LeFevre
  • Jacquelyn Crutchley
    signed 2019-04-15 08:42:47 -0400
    Setting a tone against this kind of hatred keeps our country safe, please do your duty and provide a safe place for your citizens to pursue their rights in peace.
  • Mariann Wentworth
    signed 2019-04-15 08:37:13 -0400
  • Ariel Faye
    signed 2019-04-15 08:33:43 -0400
  • Alla Dvorkin
    signed 2019-04-15 07:59:26 -0400
  • Tom Root
    signed 2019-04-15 06:04:24 -0400
  • Marya Shahriary
    signed 2019-04-14 23:58:12 -0400
  • Denis Burrow
    signed 2019-04-14 23:06:57 -0400
    Stand up against bigotry. Support Omar against vile criminal attacks
  • Daynett Radakovich
    signed 2019-04-14 21:48:40 -0400
    Daynett Radakovich
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