President Trump recently retweeted an Islamophobic post which portrayed leaders of the Democratic party in traditionally Islamic garb. The White House defended the President’s action by stating the image depicts that Democrats are on the side of terrorists. This message is harmful and dangerous for Muslim communities, as it promotes Islamophobia and an environment where physically and verbally attacking Muslims is acceptable.
A few Members of Congress have spoken out but not nearly enough, setting the precedent that this sort of rhetoric is acceptable from the President and other elected officials. It's not.
We need your voice: Tell Congress to speak out against the use of anti-Muslim hatred in political discourse!
WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW:
Call your Representative and Two Senators (call 202-224-3121) now and urge them to speak out against this bigoted rhetoric.
Sample Calling Script:
Hello, my name is ______ and I’m a constituent of Senator/Representative _____. I’m calling to ask you to oppose the use of Islamophobic rhetoric or any sort of religious bigotry in political discourse. The President recently displayed on Twitter an Islamophobic image, seen by millions of his followers. This action must not be tolerated as it harms the Muslim and faith community, setting the precedent that this anti-Muslim rhetoric is acceptable. I urge Senator/Representative _____ to speak against these actions. Will the Senator/Representative do so?
Let us know how your advocacy went and feel free to ask us any questions by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Poligon Team
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