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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  • John Amidon
    signed 2019-04-13 17:18:28 -0400
  • Annabelle Parker
    @peoplematterint tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-13 17:16:24 -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=481255
  • Bevin O’Brien
    signed 2019-04-13 16:44:05 -0400
  • Carolyn Perry
    signed 2019-04-13 16:33:17 -0400
  • Kathleen Cole
    signed 2019-04-13 16:21:31 -0400
  • Mary Ryan
    signed 2019-04-13 16:19:32 -0400
  • Nina Katchadourian
    signed 2019-04-13 15:58:30 -0400
  • Sharon Gary
    signed 2019-04-13 15:49:49 -0400
  • Jessica Sybrant
    signed 2019-04-13 15:38:34 -0400
  • Jim Hudson
    signed 2019-04-13 15:28:08 -0400
  • Heather Baird
    signed 2019-04-13 15:16:04 -0400
    Let this brave, smart woman represent all that is good about America.
  • Melek Korel
    @Melek__Korel tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-13 14:41:43 -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 #IStandWithIlhan https://www.codepink.org/protectilhanomar?recruiter_id=574613
  • melek korel
    signed 2019-04-13 14:41:33 -0400
  • Raimo Kangasniemi
    @rk70534 tweeted link to this page. 2019-04-13 14:36:16 -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 #IStandWithIlhan https://www.codepink.org/protectilhanomar?recruiter_id=296047
  • Raimo Kangasniemi
    signed 2019-04-13 14:36:11 -0400
  • John Weir
    signed 2019-04-13 14:34:18 -0400
  • Patricia Morris
    signed 2019-04-13 14:17:39 -0400
  • Storme Webber
    signed 2019-04-13 14:13:27 -0400
  • jessica higgins
    signed 2019-04-13 14:12:17 -0400
    It is very imporyment to stand lean liihanobirbecause she didn’t do nothing
  • Carina Iranzo
    signed 2019-04-13 14:04:39 -0400
  • David Cummer
    signed 2019-04-13 14:02:54 -0400
    Rep. Omar is MY Representative. If you’re not defending her why the hell should I vote Dem/DFL?
  • Cameron Noyes
    signed 2019-04-13 13:48:46 -0400
  • Socorro Ramos-Aviles
    signed 2019-04-13 13:46:15 -0400
  • Dafyd Rawlings
    signed 2019-04-13 13:40:19 -0400
  • Robert Schwarzbauer
    signed 2019-04-13 13:40:02 -0400
  • Albert Sonntag, Esq.
    signed 2019-04-13 13:39:04 -0400
  • jan tate
    signed 2019-04-13 13:24:59 -0400
  • Heena Jessa
    signed 2019-04-13 13:12:24 -0400
  • Iris Hefets
    signed 2019-04-13 13:06:20 -0400
  • Ali Hanafi
    signed via 2019-04-13 12:59:55 -0400
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