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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  • Jacinta Houston
    signed 2019-04-14 02:54:40 -0400
    Ilhan epitomises what a true leader should be. She is to be admired.
  • Emily LeHuray
    signed 2019-04-14 02:47:59 -0400
  • thanaa jawabreh
    signed 2019-04-14 02:12:11 -0400
  • David Hollingsworth
    signed 2019-04-14 01:41:42 -0400
  • Nuni Tal
    signed 2019-04-14 00:57:46 -0400
  • Abida Rahmani
    signed 2019-04-14 00:05:06 -0400
    I fully support Ilhan Omar and her courage of speaking bold.
  • Jan Fraser
    signed 2019-04-13 23:48:53 -0400
    Jan Fraser
  • Silvana Rabinovich
    signed 2019-04-13 23:37:41 -0400
  • Robert Beebe
    signed 2019-04-13 22:45:14 -0400
  • Daniel Brenton
    signed 2019-04-13 22:17:30 -0400
  • Megan Jones
    signed 2019-04-13 21:55:26 -0400
  • Toni Rozsahegyi
    signed 2019-04-13 21:15:05 -0400
  • Rose Zacchi
    signed 2019-04-13 20:54:39 -0400
  • Tim Oliveira
    signed 2019-04-13 20:07:46 -0400
  • Deborah Clasby
    signed 2019-04-13 20:06:55 -0400
  • Daisy Clark
    signed 2019-04-13 20:06:04 -0400
  • Giovanni C. Morant
    @MrNcrdbl tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-13 19:59:32 -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=816916
  • Giovanni Morant
    signed 2019-04-13 19:59:01 -0400
  • Brenda Hazelhurst
    signed 2019-04-13 19:21:22 -0400
  • Elyse Claassen
    signed 2019-04-13 19:20:33 -0400
  • Doug Holst
    signed 2019-04-13 18:56:50 -0400
  • Jill Turco
    signed 2019-04-13 18:50:58 -0400
  • Barbara Burden
    signed 2019-04-13 18:37:28 -0400
  • Burke Murphy
    signed 2019-04-13 18:20:23 -0400
    Support her 100%
  • Paula Kahn
    signed 2019-04-13 18:00:07 -0400
  • Gloria Hernandez
    signed 2019-04-13 17:49:09 -0400
  • PalestinaFree
    @freeworldun tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-13 17:45:46 -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=589186
  • charef hogra
    signed 2019-04-13 17:45:31 -0400
  • Brandyn Blatchford
    signed 2019-04-13 17:41:19 -0400
  • Zena Sawaged
    signed 2019-04-13 17:36:41 -0400
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