Trump’s executive order impacts 134 million people, hundreds of travelers across the country, including in Chicago
CHICAGO – (ENEWSPF)–January 28, 2017. This evening, advocacy groups, civil rights organizations, and concerned Chicagoans will rally at Chicago O’Hare International Airport to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order effectively banning Muslim citizens from seven countries, including legal residents of the United States with green cards, and refugees from entering the country. The orders were enacted while many refugee families were in transit to the United States and are now stuck at O’Hare, unable to enter the U.S.
By protesting President Trump’s blatantly discriminatory order hundreds of Chicagoans will show our city rejects his bigotry.
WHO: Arab American Action Network, Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, Council on American Islamic Relations, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Organized Communities Against Deportations, Korean American Resource and Cultural Center, and many other advocacy groups, civil rights organizations, and concerned Chicagoans
WHAT: Emergency solidarity rally in response to Trump Administration’s executive order signed Friday that effectively bans refugees and citizens from seven Muslim countries from entering the U.S. The International Rescue Committee confirms that there are currently refugees detained at O’Hare
WHERE: O’Hare International Airport, International Terminal
WHEN: TODAY, January 28, 2017, 6PM CST
The Arab American Action Network (AAAN) strives to strengthen the Arab community in the Chicago area by building its capacity to be an active agent for positive social change. As a grassroots nonprofit, our strategies include community organizing, advocacy, education, providing social services, leadership development, cultural outreach and forging productive relationships with other communities.
Our vision is for a strong Arab American community whose members have the power to make decisions about actions and policies that affect their lives and have access to a range of social, political, cultural and economic opportunities in a context of equity and social justice.