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"We're at the Supreme Court right now to hold the court accountable for today's failure and stand with Muslim communities around the world." (Photo: ACLU)

#NoMuslimBanEver: Rapid-Response Protests Nationwide After Court's Shameful Ruling

"It is ultimately the people of this country who will determine its character and future. The court failed today, and so the public is needed more than ever."

Jon Queally

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court's "shameful" decision on Tuesday morning upholding President Donald Trump's travel ban from several majority-Muslim countries, civil liberties and religious freedom groups called on those outraged by the ruling to attend—or organize—a rapid-response rally in their local community.

The ACLU's "People Power" website was featuring rallies and demonstrations popping up nationwide and the group said the court's decision is just the latest indication that it will be up to the people act as the main bulwark against Trump's regressive and hateful agenda. Find an ACLU-organized event near you. MPower Change, a Muslim rights advocacy group, was also sponsoring local #StandWithMuslims events on their webpage: here.

"It is ultimately the people of this country who will determine its character and future," the ACLU said in a tweet. "The court failed today, and so the public is needed more than ever."

 

While people were encouraged to rally with friends, co-workers, and neighbors in their own towns and cities, protests were also organized outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.:


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Poll Shows Majority Oppose Supreme Court's Attack on Fundamental Rights

Fifty-six percent of respondents said they're now concerned the court will attack marriage equality and the right to obtain contraception.

Julia Conley ·


Global Windfall Profit Tax of 90% Needed to Address 'Catastrophic' Food, Climate Crises: Oxfam

Taxing the excess profits of large corporations within the G7 alone could raise an estimated $430 billion to fight world hunger, deliver vaccines to the entire world, and make a giant dent in the fight to drive down fossil fuel pollution and jumpstart the necessary renewable energy transition.

Jon Queally ·


NATO to Boost Ranks of High-Readiness Forces by 650% to Over 300,000

Anti-war campaigners responded that "this is not the path to peace and will not make the world safer."

Jake Johnson ·


Ilhan Omar Says Plan to Fix Supreme Court Must Include Impeachment Probes

"We need an impeachment investigation into Clarence Thomas' role in the January 6th coup, as well as into Gorsuch, Alito, Barrett, and Kavanaugh's testimony on Roe during their confirmation hearings," said the Minnesota Democrat.

Jake Johnson ·


Right-Wing Justices Should Be Impeached for Lying Under Oath, Says Ocasio-Cortez

"We have a responsibility to protect our democracy," said the New York Democrat. "That includes holding those in power who violate the law accountable."

Kenny Stancil ·

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