ACTIVISM: Thank Those Who Stand Up Against Bigotry
Via American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC): www.adc.org
In light of the recent attacks on the Arab and Muslim American communities, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) urges you to call and thank those who have stood up for tolerance and understanding, and against bigotry. The below-listed individuals have recently stood for and reinforced American values by supporting the development of the Park51 Community Center in New York City.
Click here to see the original Action Alert along with links to the statements made by the individuals listed below.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) : (202) 224-2152
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR): (202) 224-3753
Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI): (202) 224-5323
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT): (202) 224-4242
Sen. Al Franken (D-MN): (202) 224-5641
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN): (202) 225-4755
Rep. Shelly Berkley (D-NV): (202) 225-5965
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY): (202) 225-5635
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY): (202) 225-7944
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX): (202) 225-2831
Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN): (202) 225-4011
Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper (D-PA): (202) 225-5406
Gov. Charlie Crist (I-FL): (850) 488-7146
Mayor Michael Bloomberg: (212) 639-9675
Keith Olbermann (MSNBC): Countdown@msnbc.com
ADC recognizes, and thanks, the many other persons who have also stood for equality and justice, and rightfully have spoken against hatred, intolerance, fear-mongering and anti-Muslim sentiment occurring across our Nation.
ADC will continue to monitor the incidents of hate crimes and asks community members to continue to exercise extra caution and report any such incidents to appropriate authorities. Please see ADC’s special advisory by clicking here.
I want to thank you for your comments on religious freedom and the Park51 Community Center. At a time when many politicians are engaging in fear-mongering and scare tactics, your words reinforce that we are all entitled to the same American values, regardless of faith or ethnicity. As the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) recently indicated, the rise of hate crimes and discrimination against Arab, Muslim and Southeast Asian Americans are on the rise, which is alarming. It is through tolerance and understanding that we will unite and move past the hate crimes and violence. This can be achieved through leadership such as yours.