Earlier this summer, environmental activists in Ohio were alarmed by the passage of a mysterious state budget amendment that would close a new avenue for residents to sue polluters. The provision invalidated a landmark anti-pollution initiative passed by Toledo voters just a few months before.
At a rally this week, the President’s tirade against Representative Ilhan Omar was met with vicious chants of “send her back.” The violence and danger has gone too far to stay silent.
Move to Amend stands in solidarity with the courageous Congresswomen currently under attack by those in power, most notably the President, in a blatant display this week, and members of Congress -- including members of her own party -- more passively in recent months with harmful rhetoric and perspective.
In particular, we lift up Representative Ilhan Omar, the first freshman in the 116th Congress to cosponsor our We the People Amendment, and all Muslims in the U.S. and abroad who are being targeted in this recent and sharp rise in Islamophobia and blatant racism, fueled by the Trump administration and its allies worldwide.
Move to Amend recognizes that it is not enough to simply renounce acts of white supremacy. Specifically, our coalition recognizes that the term “Islamophobia” must be explicitly defined to avoid perpetuating white supremacy and its connection with rising fascism in the US and around the globe.