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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Abigail Drach
Jerome A Kremer
Bill Dole
David Kreuter
Essie Baradar
Peter Simons
Hanan Hamad
Hassna Hamad
Hanan Hamad
Ray L Worthen
Monwara Begum
Lori Price
Esraa Mohammed
Beth Black
Tina McDermott
Jessica Roff
Brian Guerin
Flo Hunt
Wade Fulmer Fulmer
Paul Robert Roden
K Cook
Nada Issa
Mira Zack
Mohammed Abu Nasser
Yehia Alshannat
Islam Madi
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Safaa Awad
Yahya Eldallou
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  • Abigail Drach
    signed 2019-04-14 20:40:00 -0400
  • Jerome A Kremer
    signed 2019-04-14 19:24:31 -0400
  • Bill Dole
    signed 2019-04-14 19:21:01 -0400
    Rep. Omar’s comments have been correct. She has said nothing anti-Semitic. The Democratic Party needs to stand with her and must insist that hate speech against Ilan Omar from the executive branch all the way down must stop
  • David Kreuter
    signed 2019-04-14 18:58:10 -0400
  • Essie Baradar
    signed 2019-04-14 18:21:39 -0400
  • Peter Simons
    signed 2019-04-14 18:05:55 -0400
  • Hanan Hamad
    signed 2019-04-14 17:59:27 -0400
  • Hassna Hamad
    signed 2019-04-14 17:58:16 -0400
  • Hanan Hamad
    signed 2019-04-14 17:54:00 -0400
    Huda Hassan
  • Ray L Worthen
    signed 2019-04-14 17:43:56 -0400
  • Monwara Begum
    signed 2019-04-14 17:41:59 -0400
  • Lori Price
    signed 2019-04-14 17:00:39 -0400
  • Esraa Mohammed
    signed 2019-04-14 16:49:55 -0400
  • Beth Black
    signed 2019-04-14 16:49:44 -0400
  • Tina McDermott
    signed 2019-04-14 16:35:19 -0400
  • Jessica Roff
    signed 2019-04-14 16:06:32 -0400
    I stand with Ilhan. The Islamaphobic, Anti-Semite in Chief is using the names of my family and religion to condemn Ilan while he foments hatred, violence, and intolerance against Jews and Muslims and everyone who isn’t a straight, white, and male. Enough. Stop giving him a platform for hate and violence. Condemn his actions directly. #NotInMyName #IStandWithIlhan
  • Brian Guerin
    signed 2019-04-14 16:05:31 -0400
  • Flo Hunt
    signed 2019-04-14 15:38:30 -0400
    I stand with Ilhan. Trump’s attacks on her are dangerous, racist, and have no business on social media.
  • Wade Fulmer Fulmer
    signed 2019-04-14 15:36:19 -0400
  • Paul Robert Roden
    @PaulForChange tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-14 15:26:27 -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 @AimaNiqabaeSuspendTrumpSocMedia https://www.codepink.org/protectilhanomar?recruiter_id=50578
  • Paul Robert Roden
    signed 2019-04-14 15:16:48 -0400
    Enough is enough! President Trumps words are provoking violence against Congresswoman Omar. That is wrong and criminal. Facebook and Twitter should suspend him until he learns to write and speak with civility and respect. Otherwise Trump should STFU!
  • K Cook
    signed 2019-04-14 15:07:19 -0400
  • Nada Issa
    signed 2019-04-14 14:51:59 -0400
    All love for Elhan Omar
  • Mira Zack
    signed 2019-04-14 14:36:23 -0400
  • Mohammed Abu Nasser
    signed 2019-04-14 14:28:32 -0400
  • Yehia Alshannat
    signed 2019-04-14 14:27:07 -0400
  • Islam Madi
    signed 2019-04-14 14:24:29 -0400
  • Safaa zeyad
    signed 2019-04-14 14:23:26 -0400
  • Safaa Awad
    signed 2019-04-14 14:22:00 -0400
  • Yahya Eldallou
    signed 2019-04-14 14:20:45 -0400
    Yahya Eldallou
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