Salaams! We've been keeping busy here at Poligon keeping you up-to-date with the latest on Capitol Hill. Take a look at what we've been up to and what's in store for April!
April 18th: Congressional Advocacy Webinar with Stand With Me
Details: 8 PM EST at your computers. More info coming soon!
May 7th: Congressional Advocacy Workshop with MUPPIES DC
Details: Washington, DC from 1 to 4 PM, refreshments served. Final location coming soon.
POLIGON IN THE COMMUNITY
Poligon was proud to co-sponsor a press conference against the revised executive order targeting refugees and Muslim immigrants. Click the video link above to watch. We are thankful for the leadership of Congressman Gutierrez (D-IL-4) and supporting groups for standing in solidarity with our community, immigrants, and refugees.
Poligon presented at the Townhall Dialogue Series - DC activist training titled "Turning Point:Organizing Muslim Communities for Change." It was great to see so many people interested in learning how to make an impact for good.
Poligon President Wardah Khalid joined the "Voices of Muslim Women" panel at The George Washington University's Islam Awareness Week, where she discussed her experience working at a faith based lobby and how her observation of a lack of political engagement among Muslims motivated her to join with others and establish Poligon.
Wardah gave a keynote address at the University of Texas in Austin, where she discussed how Poligon empowers Muslims and allies to get politically engaged on issues they care about.
Check out Wardah's interview about the possible impacts of the Muslim Ban 2.0 on CGTN America days before it went into effect.
Wardah also spoke on CGTN America about the rise in anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim hate crimes in the U.S., what our government should do about it, and the problem with President Trump using the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism."
Poligon Education Fund Stands Against Administration's Attempt at Muslim Ban 2.0 (3/6/17)
Poligon Education Fund Commends Hawaii Federal Court Decision to Halt Muslim Ban 2.0 (3/15/17)
Weekly Legislative Updates:
We've been keeping you up-to-date on the latest on Capitol Hill with our Legislative Updates going straight to your inboxes every Friday.
Hill Happenings (3/3/17): covers bills against a Muslim Registry and Muslim Travel Ban, Action Alert to contact your Congress members about the Muslim Ban, and more.
Hill Happenings (3/10/17): includes details on what the Muslim Ban 2.0 is and who it affects, Action Alert on town hall meetings in your area, and more.
Hill Happenings (3/17/17): Sen. Feinstein (D-CA)'s bill to rescind the Muslim Ban, National Opposition to Hate, Assault, and Threats to Equality (NO HATE) ACT, Action Alert with guidelines on how to effectively engage your Congress members, and more.
Hill Happenings (3/24/17): Bill to help victims of hate crimes, the Senate passing a resolution to reduce Consumer Privacy, Action Alerts on our office visit and town hall guides to learn how to schedule appointments and pencil in town halls to make your voice heard, and more.
Hill Happenings (3/31/17): about the failed AHCA and the latest on the No Religious Registry Act, No Funds for Unconstitutional Executive Orders Act, Stance, a new app that records your message and delivers to your representative's office, and more.
Don't forget to view our policy briefs and the latest updates. Like our Facebook page, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter to stay up-to-date on news affecting Muslim Americans and our allies on Capitol Hill. Feel free to forward this newsletter to others and please donate!
Afif, Nadia, and Wardah