CAIR Launches ‘Register Me First’ Website to Challenge Trump’s Islamophobic Policies
News| | By Jason Owen
WASHINGTON, March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy group, today launched a “Register Me First” (#RegisterMeFirst) website designed to challenge President Donald Trump’s Islamophobic policies, including the ongoing “Muslim ban” and a proposed “Muslim registry.”
CAIR’s new website was announced at a Capitol Hill press conference in Washington, D.C., shortly after the Trump administration unveiled a revised executive order banning immigration from six Muslim-majority countries.
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Registermefirst.com provides an opportunity for anyone who wants to oppose the Muslim Ban, any future Muslim registry or other unconstitutional actions by the Trump administration to join the broader movement challenging those unjust policies.
After signing up on the “Register Me First” website, supporters will continue to be updated on how they can express their solidarity with American Muslims and how they can oppose the Trump administration’s Islamophobic policies and proposals. Those who register at the site will receive CAIR’s email updates about a potential Muslim registry, about the updated Muslim ban and about other Trump administration efforts to restrict civil liberties.
The site also provides visitors with the opportunity to obtain #RegisterMeFirst stickers, lawn signs and posters they can use to show their support for minorities targeted by the Trump administration.
“CAIR invites all people of conscience to partner with an action-oriented movement that will stand up for the Constitution against faith-based bans and registries,” said Corey Saylor, director of CAIR’s Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia.
CAIR-NY Legal Director Albert Cahn added, “Our work today is about prevention. This administration must see that they will pay a high political cost for banning or registering Muslims or any other American faith community.” CAIR-NY played a key role in initiating the collaboration that resulted in the website.
The site was developed by Use All Five, a Los Angeles based design and technology studio. Speaking about the site’s genesis Use All Five CEO Levi Brooks said, “When we spoke to CAIR about the damaging actions our administration was taking against Muslims, we felt we had to take a stand. We hope this project engages people to resist bans and registries.”
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) is a leading New York advocacy group for Muslim civil rights.
La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.
SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)