Congress Separates Families, Poligon Rallies

Salaam, and welcome to our June 2018 newsletter! See below for what we were up to last month, as well as our upcoming events:

Poligon Reacts to SCOTUS Ruling Upholding Muslim Ban 3.0
Poligon rallied outside the Supreme Court after its decision to uphold President Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0. The fight continues. Watch Poligon’s livestream of the protest here. You can also see Poligon’s President, Wardah Khalid, and Development Director, Ayesha Syed Ali, break down what the decision means from their live recorded reaction video in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Poligon Co-Sponsors #FamiliesBelongTogetherMarch
Poligon team members marched alongside thousands in Washington D.C. in solidarity to end family separations and detention. Poligon is proud to have co-sponsored the event alongside other allies and faith-based organizations. See what Poligon’s Development Director, Ayesha Syed Ali, had to say while attending the protest here.

Poligon Resumes Trainings Around the Country
Now that Ramadan has passed, Poligon will be resuming our Congressional Advocacy 101 Trainings in communities across the country. To schedule a training in your community in this critical election year, please email: 

Upcoming Events:

Poligon President, Wardah Khalid, will be a keynote speaker at thePlatform Convention on July 14-16. You can purchase tickets here.

Stop by our booth at ISNA! More details coming soon.

Poligon will be presenting at the following sessions, Aug. 2-4:
From Protest to Policy Change: Congressional Advocacy 101
The Trump Threat Level: Resisting Dangerous National Security and Foreign Policy
Interfaith 2.0: Harnessing the Power of Interfaith Advocacy for Progress

In The News:

Press Release: Poligon Condemns Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Muslim Ban

Faith Leaders and Faith Groups Support Bipartisan Senate Farm Bill. Check out the statement by Poligon’s Acting Executive Director, Afif Rahman, in support of the Senate Farm Bill.

Wardah Khalid in Vox: Trump White House under fire after lack of Muslim-American representation at Ramadan celebration

Wardah Khalid in ABC7 WJLA: Hundreds gather at Supreme Court to protest decision to uphold travel ban

Wisconsin Public Radio: SCOTUS Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban (Wardah Khalid begins speaking at 30:41)
Weekly Hill Happenings:
We’ve been keeping you up-to-date of the latest on Capitol Hill with our Hill Happenings going straight to your inboxes every Friday.

June 08, 2018: Families Facing Rent Increases, President’s Authority on Tariffs, Bipartisan Prison Reform Bill, White House Signs Law to Expand Veteran Healthcare

June 22, 2018: House Republicans Delay “Comprehensive” Immigration Vote Again, Democrats Introduce Bills to End Family Separation at Border, House Budget Committee, Senate Passes Resolution Recognizing Muslim American Contributions

June 29, 2018: Farm Bill, GOP “Compromise” Immigration Bill Fails, Bill to Increase State Control over Federal Education Funding, Bill to Curb Workplace Harassment
Action Alert:
Help Immigrant Children Separated from Parents at the Border!

Stay active,Wardah, Ayesha, Afif, Nadia, Farah, and the Poligon team

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