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January 31, 2020 

Dear Friend,

This Monday marked three years since President Trump implemented his travel ban, which blocked travel to the U.S. for a number of nations, most of them Muslim-majority. For just as long, I've been calling out this unjust policy for what it is -- a Muslim Ban that is rooted in bigotry, Islamophobia, and fear. It has kept countless families apart, dimmed our reputation as a beacon of light, and hasn't made us any safer.

Today, the President announced an expansion of this policy to include six additional countries -- Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan and Tanzania. Unsurprisingly, most of these nations are also home to a large number of Muslims. We can't let this injustice go on another minute. 

I've been working hard to end this cruel policy by urging Congress to pass the No Ban Act. This bill, that I co-authored, will end the Muslim Ban and make sure no future President can discriminate against faith groups in this way. 

On Monday, I joined my House and Senate colleagues, as well as other advocates, to urge passage of this legislation.

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And on Wednesday, I echoed that call in a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives.

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America hasn't always lived up to its ideal as a place of acceptance and opportunity for all people, regardless of their background. But I know the majority of Americans believe strongly in this goal. That's why we must unite to stop intolerance by passing the No Ban Act.

How have you and your loved ones been negatively impacted by the Muslim Ban? Please tell me your story by replying to this email. 

 

Your Friend,

André

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