February Newsletter

Salaam, and welcome to our February 2020 newsletter! Here’s what we were up to this month:

Advocacy on the Hill
Poligon visited Capitol Hill with other advocates to meet with Members of the House Representatives who have not yet signed on to support the NO BAN Act, which will repeal the Muslim Ban. The House announced the bill will be voted on the week of March 9th. Help Poligon continue to keep up the pressure in Congress by making a zakat eligible and tax-deductible donation today. Your contribution will help keep our momentum going to repeal the ban.

House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing About Citizens United
The Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held a public hearing for The Democracy for All Amendment, H.J. Res. 2. This proposed constitutional amendment would overturn Supreme Court cases like Citizens United v. FEC and get big money out of politics. Poligon and other advocates packed the room to show support for overturning the ruling.  Watch the full hearing here.

NO BAN Act Passed House Judiciary Committee Markup
 
he House Judiciary Committee voted to advance the NO BAN Act. Poligon was proud to attend with other advocates to show support for this important legislation. Watch the full hearing here.

Action Alerts 

Hill Happenings

  • February 7, 2020: Senate Impeachment Trial Ends, House Passed Bill to Strengthen Work Unions, Committee Hearing on SNAP Cuts, House to Vote on DC Statehood, House Resolution to Disapprove Medicaid Block Grant
  • February 14, 2020: NO BAN Act Voted Out of Committee, House Passed Bill to Create Women’s History Museum, House Voted to Remove ERA Ratification Deadline, House Committee Advanced a Bill to Ban Surprise Billing, House Passed Bill Providing Wilderness Protection
  • February 28, 2020: House to Vote on NO BAN Act, House Member Introduced Bill for Affordable Housing, House Passed Bill to Make Lynching a Federal Crime, House Members Introduced Environmental Justice Bill, Rep. Cummings Room Dedication Ceremony

In the News 
Poligon President Wardah Khalid discussed the importance of Muslim civic engagement and our work on “Immigrantly” podcast. Listen to the full here.

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