Emgage Condemns Trump's Expansion of Muslim Ban

January 31, 2020
Contact: Iman Awad, Legislative Director, (202) 747-6480

RELEASE: Emgage Condemns Trump’s Expansion of Muslim Ban

Washington, D.C. – Emgage, an influential Muslim advocacy organization with national headquarters in Washington, D.C., with five state chapters (Florida, Michigan, Texas, Virginia, Pennsylvania), condemns Trump’s expansion of the Muslim Ban to six additional countries: Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania. This week marked the third anniversary of the Muslim Ban, during which Emgage has been reflecting on the unspeakable damage and trauma that this policy has caused to countless individuals, families, and communities.

“It is with deep sadness that we receive the grave news of the expansion of the Muslim Ban to these six additional countries. Already, the ban has ripped countless families apart, and has denied refuge to communities fleeing unimaginable persecution. It is horrific that this rejection of humanity is being expanded. During this time, it is imperative that we promote coalition-building and cross-community solidarity: that is the only way we may work to defeat this unspeakably vitriolic banning of humanity, once and for all. We need our allies now more than ever.” – Wa’el Alzayat, Emgage CEO

Emgage is a 501c(3) that implements an ecosystem of programs to develop the capacity of the Muslim voter to ensure that our narrative is part of the American fabric. Our programs include civic educational events such as issue forums and town halls, voter initiatives including Get Out The Vote (GOTV), and specific programs for the youth in order to mentor and support the next generation of leaders.