JULY TAKE ACTION ITEMS
TAKE ACTION NOW: FEDERAL INITIATIVE
– CALL ON CONGRESS TO END THE DISCRIMINATORY MUSLIM BAN
On January 27, 2017 the Trump Administration, citing a national security threat, implemented a Muslim Ban preventing people from seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States. Since then, the administration has engaged in a sustained campaign to limit virtually all forms of entry into the United States.
The NO BAN Act would create a new nondiscriminatory standard for restricting entry of a large group of people. It would also establish a more effective system of checks-and-balances by requiring Congress to be regularly briefed on the actions taken by the executive branch.
Finally, the NO BAN Act would expand the Immigration and Nationality Act’s current anti-discrimination provisions to prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion and establish an equitable standard requiring all visa cases to be considered individually, preventing current and future administrations from excluding groups on the basis of plain prejudice.
– SUPREME COURT REVIEW
With COVID-19 disrupting day-to-day operations and many significant cases on the docket this term, it has been an exceptionally busy term for the Supreme Court.
Join us on August 4th from 12pm to 1:30pm ET for our annual Supreme Court Review program presented in partnership with the National Constitution Center. The program will feature distinguished legal scholars Erwin Chemerinsky, Paul Clement, Frederick Lawrence, and Dahlia Lithwick as they discuss the most important cases of the term, including separation of church and state, immigration, and Title VII employment discrimination. They will also discuss what to expect at the Supreme Court next year.
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– STOP HATE FOR PROFIT
In response to Facebook’s repeated failure to meaningfully address the vast proliferation of hate on its platforms, ADL, along with five other organizations, announced the campaign #StopHateForProfit asking large Facebook advertisers to show they will not support a company that puts profit over safety. ADL, the NAACP, Sleeping Giants, Color of Change, Free Press and Common Sense have created a coalition of some of the nation’s most storied civil rights organizations calling for some of the world’ s largest corporations to pause advertising on Facebook during the month of July 2020.
Stand in solidarity with targets of racism, antisemitism, and hate online. Social media has allowed hate and extremism to spread faster and farther than ever before, which causes real harm in our communities. Sign the petition to #StopHateForProfit and demand Facebook’s advertisers stop supporting hate online.
TAKE ACTION NOW: LOCAL INITIATIVES
– GLASS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
ADL NY/NJ’s Glass Leadership Institute (GLI) is a nationally recognized leadership development program designed to give emerging leaders the opportunity to learn more about ADL’s crucial work. This year’s program will be held virtually and we are currently accepting applications and nominations from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
We are looking for participants between the ages of 23 and 40 who are passionate about ADL’s mission and are interested in receiving an up close and personal view into a premier civil rights organization. If you would like to apply or nominate a candidate for the program, please click here.
ADL OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES
We hope you have been able to join us for our recent Fighting Hate From Home webinars. Designed to facilitate ongoing engagement, this weekly series includes dialogues and interactive conversations to help you stay informed and involved.
Our most recent webinar, Battle For The Vote – Protecting Voting Rights in a Time of Pandemic and Racial Reckoning, shared insights from voting rights experts about how to ensure that our upcoming elections are fair and inclusive, and that efforts at disinformation don’t spread unchecked.
We invite you to join us to learn more about what is going on, how ADL is standing up against extremism, and how you can fight hate from home. You can also share information about our upcoming webinars by visiting www.adl.org/webinars.
Click here to register for and share upcoming webinars.
– LOVE HAS NO LABELS: FIGHT THE VIRUS. FIGHT THE BIAS
Americans are concerned about their health, job security and safety due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to these fears, people in the Asian, South Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Communities fear for their safety because they are being falsely blamed and scapegoated for the pandemic. Many are enduring an added layer of bias, harassment, discrimination and hate.
ADL is proud to partner with Love Has No Labels to support the API Community and fight against bias, discrimination and racism. To learn more about this new campaign and for actions you can take right now to support your Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander friends, neighbors and community members, visit the Love Has No Labels website.
– ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Read the following articles and books to better understand the impacts of racism on our country and learn how you can join this fight. Buy books from Black-owned bookstores to support Black businesses.
• Learn about The Case for Reparations in this article by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
• Review this list of children’s books about race and racism, as well as joy and regular life with Black children as protagonists, from The New York Times.
• Read How To Be An Antiracist by Ibrahim X. Kendi.