Muslim Ban Call to Action/ Appel à l’action en réponse au ‘Muslim Ban’

Muslim Ban Call to Action/ Appel à l’action en réponse au ‘Muslim Ban’

Shortly after the historic 2017 marches, Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13769, the so-called “Muslim Ban”. There were immediate protests and court challenges.

In Canada, our network worked with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association on a Call to Action encouraging people to write or call their Member of Parliament asking for a repeal of the “Safe Third Country” agreement.

Under this agreement, refugee claims are denied to persons who entered the USA prior to coming to Canada on the assumption that the US is a “safe third country” for them to seek asylum.

We partnered with CCLA to spread their customizable letter to MPs and their message around repealing the “safe third country” agreement. The network helped mobilize volunteer resources in key urban Canadian airports, amplified the message, and involved the Canadian public in what is no longer a purely American issue.

On many issues that affect Americans, Canadians want to have a voice, want to react and participate in a meaningful way – this network, connected to organizers in the US – enables this.

The network helped mobilize volunteer resources in key urban Canadian airports, amplified the message, and involved the Canadian public in what is no longer a purely American issue.

Outre la mobilisation de ressources bénévoles pour aider dans les aéroports canadiens concernés, le réseau a aussi aider à amplifier le message et a donné un moyen aux Canadien(ne)s de s’impliquer pour une cause qui dépasse les frontières américaines.