We’re Winning! 30 Powerful Photos from the #NoMuslimBanEver Protests

The biggest threat to a White Supremacist agenda is solidarity and unity.

The biggest threat to an administration that targets people based on their religion is all of us, coming together, to say that we won’t stand for it.

This is why, for the past two years, we’ve been building MPower Change — to create a powerful grassroots Muslim presence in the movement for social justice. We’re building power to represent all of the diversity and beauty of our Muslim communities — and making a game-changing impact on national and local levels.

Last Wednesday, in Washington, D.C., a coalition of over 40 diverse organizations, led by Muslim community organizers, sent a message to Donald Trump loud and clear. Thousands came out in the middle of the week to march and declare together: No. Muslim. Ban. Ever.

Photo Credit: Les Talusan / National Immigration Law Center

The #NoMuslimBanEver rally was about showing Trump and everyone who’s watching: Muslim communities are organized, mobilized, and won’t be pushed around — and our allies have our back.

Coupled with two federal courts striking down the Muslim Ban in two separate rulings, it feels like momentum is on our side.



But as we’ve seen over these past nine months, they’re relentless in coming up with new ways to target Muslims — and that means that we can’t stop fighting back.

It’s going to take all of us, working together, to resist and dismantle this administration’s White Nationalist agenda.

Photo Credit: Les Talusan / National Immigration Law Center

That means that when they try to exclude people from the country based just on their religion — we stand up and demand No. Muslim. Ban. Ever.

Photo Credit: Alika Schier / Amplifier Foundation

It means that when they repeal DACA and call for mass deportations — we organize with our undocumented community members and protect each other.

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Photo Credit: Les Talusan / National Immigration Law Center
Interfaith allies and MPower Change members wearing our “The Prophets Were Refugees T-Shirt”

It means that when they call for more abusive policing and violence against Black folks — we fight to make sure they know that Black Lives Matter.


Protesters pray in Lafayette Square, directly in front of the White House — Photo Credit: Ishraq Ali / MPower Change

It means that we do whatever we can, as individuals and by working together — whether it’s signing petitions, making calls to Congress, or making financial contributions.

Rabbi Michael Rothbaum pledges solidarity with Muslims— Photo Credit: Kifah Shah / MPower Change

Trump has been rolling out the Muslim Bans since his inauguration — a series of policies rooted in hate and xenophobia. Every single time a new Ban was issued, we came out by the thousands to airports, in the streets, and across courtrooms to shut it down.

Photo Credit: Les Talusan/ National Immigration Law Center


Photo Credit: Kifah Shah / MPower Change

Months later, the administration tried once again, using a twisted definition of “bona fide relationships” to keep families separated. Just weeks ago, they issued the third version of the Ban.

And yesterday, on the heels of two victories in federal courts, we came out in full force to let them know: no matter how many times you try, we still say #NoMuslimBanEver.

Photo Credit: Les Talusan / National Immigration Law Center

Whether there’s a Muslim Ban 4.0 or 5.0, we’ll never stop fighting until we achieve dignity and justice — for all of our communities.



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Photo Credit: Les Talusan / National Immigration Law Center


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Multi-faith allies surround Muslim protesters praying at the #NoMuslimBanEver protest in Seattle — Photo Credit Ala’ Khan

Photo Credit: Les Talusan / National Immigration Law Center

We’ll see you online and on the streets.

Photo Credit: Les Talusan / National Immigration Law Center

In solidarity, Linda, Kifah, Mohammad, Ishraq, Mark, Dustin, and the MPower Change team

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If you can’t make a donation right now, know that we appreciate each and every thing that you do.

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Prevent a Trump TV Takeover

The FCC’s reinstatement of the UHF discount that has allowed for the Sinclair Broadcast Group to attempt its merger with Tribune Media, Co. is alarming. I do not support this merger, which would allow a single media group to own over 70% of the country’s airwaves.

I urge the FCC to block the Sinclair-Tribune merger and reinstate policies that allow for a free press and a diversity of opinions.

Thank you!

Tell the Senate: Don’t criminalize free speech

The Israel Anti-Boycott Act will criminalize our First Amendment rights to free speech, and silence a movement that aims to ensure equal, human rights for Palestinians.

I urge you to oppose this legislation.


Tell the FCC and Congress: Don’t Kill Net Neutrality

The FCC’s Open Internet Rules (net neutrality rules) are extremely important to me. I urge you to protect them.

I don’t want ISPs to have the power to block websites, slow them down, give some sites an advantage over others, or split the Internet into “fast lanes” for companies that pay and “slow lanes” for the rest.

Now is not the time to let giant ISPs censor what we see and do online.

Censorship by ISPs is a serious problem. Comcast has throttled Netflix, AT&T blocked FaceTime, Time Warner Cable throttled the popular game League of Legends, and Verizon admitted it will introduce fast lanes for sites that pay-and slow lanes for everyone else-if the FCC lifts the rules. This hurts consumers and businesses large and small.

Courts have made clear that if the FCC ends Title II classification, the FCC must let ISPs offer “fast lanes” to websites for a fee.

Chairman Pai has made clear that he intends to do exactly this.

But if some companies can pay our ISPs to have their content load faster, startups and small businesses that can’t pay those fees won’t be able to compete. You will kill the open marketplace that has enabled millions of small businesses and created the 5 most valuable companies in America-just to further enrich a few much less valuable cable giants famous for sky-high prices and abysmal customer service.

Internet providers will be able to impose a private tax on every sector of the American economy.

Moreover, under Chairman Pai’s plan, ISPs will be able to make it more difficult to access political speech that they don’t like. They’ll be able to charge fees for website delivery that would make it harder for blogs, nonprofits, artists, and others who can’t pay up to have their voices heard.

I’m sending this to the FCC’s open proceeding, but I worry that Chairman Pai, a former Verizon lawyer, has made his plans and will ignore me and millions of other Americans.

So I’m also sending this to my members of Congress. Please publicly support the FCC’s existing net neutrality rules based on Title II, and denounce Chairman Pai’s plans. Do whatever you can to dissuade him.

Thank you!

Protect our communities from ICE harrassment

We are contacting you for help. We need to protect our communities from this harassment. We need agencies who follow the rules that they are supposed to follow. These are people who you represent. We need to know that you will do everything in your power to help us ensure that this will not happen again.

CA State Assembly: Support SB54 and SB31

California needs to set a bold example by standing up for immigrants and Muslims and against the Trump administration’s racist attacks on our communities.

Please vote YES on the California Values Act and the Religious Freedom Act!