No Muslim Ban
Petition to President of the United States
Do not ban Muslims from entering the United States
Dear Mr. President, Banning Muslims from legally entering the United States may have very important and dangerous consequences. There are many people from the countries included in your last order who are active members in our community and have worked very hard to make this country one of the best nations in the world. The order will make many of these people very distressed and unwelcomed. The homeland security department has a very detailed process in issuing visa to visitors from these countries. The visa processing takes weeks to years and every person guaranteed a visa to our country undergoes a very rigorous background check. Furthermore there are no terror attacks inside our land from citizens of any of the 7 countries included in the order. The order will also cause more resentment against our country and may encourage attacks on our facilities outside our borders. Due to that we highly encourage you to reconsider these orders. Respectfully yours,
Petition to Paul Ryan
Tell Speaker Ryan: Urge President Trump to revoke ban on refugees
The United States has long been a leader in providing freedom, hope and safe refuge for vulnerable people and those fleeing violence and persecution around the world, no matter their race, religion or nationality. With more than 65 million people around the world forced to flee their homes, the need for U.S. leadership is greater now than ever before in our history. We must take action now to ensure that the United States remains a place of safe refuge for the world’s most vulnerable families. President Trump has signed an executive order ending the Syrian refugee program while suspending our broader refugee program for 120 days. And yet Speaker Paul Ryan said in June, “I do not think a Muslim ban is in our country's interest. I do not think it is reflective of our principles, not just as a party but as a country.” The U.S. accepted just 15,000 Syrian refugees in 2016. Among them are doctors and teachers, mothers and fathers, children and students — people just like us who are trying to start new lives after losing almost everything. They need our help now. Tell Speaker Ryan: Stand up for your principles and work with fellow members of Congress to urge President Trump to revoke this executive order and to uphold the United States’ legacy of welcoming refugees fleeing conflict and persecution.
Petition to Nancy Pelosi
Nancy Pelosi: Lead Democrats to obstruct complete Trump agenda!
We the people of San Francisco and the world are demanding that you repudiate your post election statement indicating that Democrats would "work with Trump" and lead the way to obstruct Trump's complete agenda. Your recent statements over the last few days have been very encouraging, acknowledging the racist, unconstitutional actions Trump had taken in his first two weeks as president. But they are not enough. Donald Trump has violated all norms of government and decency, and should be opposed vigorously. We, your constituents, remind you that your district resoundingly rejected Trump, with 90.77% voting against him. Therefore, we, your constituents, and those your represent as the leader of the Democratic party in the House of Representatives demand that you use every lever of at your disposal to obstruct Trump, that you use any influence you possess with your Senate colleagues to urge them to reject all Trump's nominees, and that you use all power at your disposal to publicize his lies and radical agenda.
Petition to Citizens and Scholars Activist Network
Tell the government to allow entry for US legal residents and visa holders-End Muslim Ban
Donald Trump’s executive order to close America’s borders to refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries has been swiftly enforced. The order blocks to the US from citizens from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya for 90 days and as well as indefinitely suspending admission of Syrian refugees. This order is already breaking up families of US visa holders and green card holders all over the world. All these people are hopeful students, workers, and immigrants from those seven nations, that came to the United States, looking for a brighter future and the prospect of freedom. When they came to this country, they were promised, by the constitution of the United States, to be protected, and to not be judged/detained based on their religion, nationality, or gender. Today, legal permanent residents, who have worked and paid taxes for years in this country are being barred from entry to the United States, or are going through severe security check in airports, such as being handcuffed, while the officers are going through their phones and social media accounts. Now, more than half a million legal residents from those seven nations cannot exit the United States, because if they do, they will be barred from entry. This order will only spread hatred and racism around the world. Sign this petition to tell your senators and government officials to stop this executive order, written based on hatred and bigotry. Families' unification depends on your signatures
Petition to Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Nikki Haley
Exempt Wartime Interpreters from President Trump's Executive Order Banning Immigration
As an U.S. Army Captain serving in Afghanistan, I was almost killed by Taliban fighters. My Afghan translator, Janis, saved my life. We made a promise to translators like Janis, who served alongside our troops, to help them immigrate to the United States.President Trump’s ban on all immigration of refugees breaks that promise to the thousands of Afghan and Iraqi wartime allies. The president's Executive Order shuts the door on thousands of foreign interpreters, our wartime allies, who served alongside our military since 2001. Enacting a four-month ban on ALL immigration of refugees and an outright ban on the immigration of Iraqis condemns thousands of our Iraqi wartime allies to languish and fend for themselves against the very enemies we asked them to help us fight.The blanket ban on immigration from Iraq and the four month moratorium on immigration from Afghanistan prevents our allies from reaching safety here in America and leaves countless thousands to be hunted for their service to the United States. If we commit to this, we will permanently harm our national security. Our credibility will be forever neutered if not eroded. Why would any potential ally ever trust America to keep its word again? It pains me to think how many US soldiers will now die in future wars because we couldn't recruit the local support that is often the difference between life and death. Moreover, this ban imposes a lifetime moral injury on our Iraq war veterans. Vietnam Veterans speak often of their half-century injury at having abandoned so many of our Vietnamese allies. Please ask President Trump to keep our promise to America’s veterans and allow for the Special Immigration Visa program to continue uninterrupted. Sincerely, Matt Zeller, Co-FounderNo One Left Behind
Petition to Katy Dickson, Margo Georgiadis
Ms. Dickson: Make a Muslim American Girl Doll
Dear Ms. Dickson, My name is Salwa and I am a middle school Muslim American girl. My little sister Zahra is in elementary school and we grew up reading all the American Girl stories. As American girls today, we are fortunate to be successors to a long line of real American girls who were strong, smart, courageous, and even defiant. But lately, it hasn’t always been easy to be strong. We’re lucky to go to a school where we are accepted, but we also know that many Muslim American kids are not as lucky. A recent study found that 42 percent of Muslims with children in grades K through 12 reported that their children had been bullied because of their religion. Even worse, the same study found that in 1 out of 4 incidents of bullying against Muslim students, teachers and school officials participated in the bullying. It’s wrong that any American girl or boy should have to grow up fearful to be themselves. Now, more than ever, it is critical that all Americans come together to protect and support each other. My sister and I can’t think of a more powerful way to show that our country is welcoming than by having a Muslim American girl join Addy, Felicity, Josefina, Julie, Kaya, Kit, Rebecca, and Samantha as an official American Girl doll. Sign our petition to ask American Girl to make a Muslim American doll. We love how each story in the American Girl book series is about a different girl from a different time in our nation’s history. Each girl introduced us to a part of our country’s history that we didn’t know about, and what it was like to be a girl at that time and place. Addy showed us what it was like for African Americans escaping slavery and Kaya showed us what it was like to live on this continent before America even existed. We admire their courage and rebellious spirit, and that they would do anything to fight for what they knew was right. Each girl in the American Girl series has a distinct personality and story, but no matter what her circumstances, each of them is strong, smart, and curious. By creating a Muslim doll in the American Girl series, our hope is that those people who are scared of or unsure about Muslims can get to know us through the story of the Muslim American Girl doll. With this doll, American Girl can help create a world where people like Zahra and I are accepted, and treated like any other American girl. Sincerely, Salwa and Zahra
Petition to International Olympic Committee
No Olympics In U.S. Until Trump's Travel Ban Is Lifted For Good!
We implore you to not allow any American city to host the Olympic games until Donald Trump's travel ban is gone once and for all. Athletes work a lifetime to achieve their dream and to have their hopes and dreams dashed because of this ban is against everything that the IOC strives for! "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well." Donald Trump's travel ban defeats athletes from several countries without them ever being able to compete. We believe that those who strive a lifetime to achieve, deserve their chance. The travel ban will not allow for this.
Petition to Donald Trump, President of the United States, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, United States Supreme Court, United Nations, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Get an all-girls Afghan robotics team visas to come to the USA by July 13
You might have recently heard about the Muslim Ban that puts heavy locks on those from 7 primarily Muslim countries from entering the United States, this ban has ripped apart families and prevented even grandparents of citizens from gaining entry to the US. Because of this ban an All-Girls Afghan robotics team was denied visa's to come to the USA to participate in a FIRST robotics competition, yet their robot will be participating in the competition without them. FIRST Robotics is a worldwide robotics competition where people are able to enter their robot into a competition and then are judged based on that robot and their presentation of it. This very special group of girls built a good enough robot that they were accepted into the FIRST Global Challenge held in Washington DC, and while teams from Syria and Sudan were granted Visa's to enter the US, this group of extraordinary girls were not. I would like to get these girls Visa's to enter the US so that they can attend their robotics competition and properly compete with their robot. Competitive High School Robotics is a large program, and to properly compete you often need to be on the scene with the robot to make sure that it functions properly. However, this group of girls will be forced to stay in Afghanistan and watch their robot compete from thousands of miles away. This group of extraordinary young women not only built a robot and entered it in FIRST, but then trekked 500 miles to the American Embassy in Kabul twice, in hopes of obtaining 7-day-visas only to be denied twice. In a country where the These girls are a rarity in themselves. In America, attending a robotics competition, it is highly uncommon to see all-girls teams, often you see a smattering of girls at these competitions. However, in Afghanistan robotics doesn't play as big of a part of their culture as it does here. In fact, as quoted by Roya Mahboob who found Citadel Software Company 'Robotics is very, very new in Afghanistan.' This is not to mention the difficulty of gaining a good education in Afghanistan as a girl and the possibility of even risking one's life simply to go to school (as shown by 2016 acid attacks). I hope you'll join me in this fight to get these girls visa's into the US so that they can attend their competition and help correct a glaring point of injustice against Muslims, women, and those from Afghanistan.