A new bill—the NO BAN Act—introduced by Senator Chris Coons and Congresswoman Judy Chu, would not just repeal Trump’s Muslim, asylum, and refugees bans—it would limit the ability for this administration or any post-Trump administration to do something like it ever again.
We need to send a strong message that our communities and allies will stand together and fight back in the face of hatred and bigotry.
We are mourning the 49 victims and the 40 injured in a massacre that took place in 2 different mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. We are sending love to our community members who were affected by this tragedy both directly and indirectly.
In an online manifesto released prior to the attack, the terrorist, a white male in his late 20s, praised previous mass shootings and other violence committed in the name of white supremacy.
Let us be clear, this was not a random attack fueled by ignorance. It was a horrific terrorist attack that took place in the midst of anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant policies, such as the Trump administration’s active Muslim Ban. This act was fueled by the structural violence promoted by the rapidly and alarmingly growing sentiment of white supremacy.Read more
Communities Against Hate just released #HateMagnified, a report outlining the pervasiveness of hate in America. We, along with National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), submitted stories from our community.
We can’t solve the problem of hate in this nation without first fully understanding it – and that’s what this report seeks to achieve. Read it here: hatemagnified.org
Palos Hills - The Campaign to TAKE ON HATE-led community coalition established in July to demand the resignation of Palos Township Trustee Sharon Brannigan insists that her apology today is “too little, too late.”Read more
TAKE ON HATE calls on its members to defend DACA and stand in solidarity with our undocumented community in the United States
This week the president is expected to make an announcement on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which has affected the lives of almost 1 million undocumented youth since it went into effect in 2012. ACCESS’ Campaign to TAKE ON HATE calls on its members to defend DACA and stand in solidarity with our undocumented community in the United States who depend on this vital program for their livelihood.Read more
ACCESS’ Campaign to TAKE ON HATE strongly condemns the shameful and blatant expression of white supremacy demonstrated in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend, which resulted in the loss of 3 lives and 19 injured. We cannot and will not tolerate any expression of hate, bigotry, racism or violence that is veiled in freedom of speech.
On July 10, 2017, ACCESS’ Campaign to TAKE ON HATE - Chicago, along with local partners in Palos Hills, IL, mobilized hundreds of community members, residents and supporters to attend the Palos Township general meeting and protest repeated racist remarks made by Trustee Sharon Brannigan. TAKE ON HATE – Chicago is now following that action by creating a petition demanding the resignation of Brannigan as well as mobilizing to protest at the upcoming Palos Township general meeting on August 14th at 6:00PM.
The ban on Muslims and shut down of our borders are the first steps in a Trump-era agenda that criminalize entire communities based on their nationality and origin. In this country, we do not ban, register, or deport people based on their background or identity. Now is the time to resist.Read more
Urge your elected officials to publicly call out Trump's executive orders on immigrants and refugees and stand up for those who are being unjustly targeted. The ban on Muslims and shutdown of our borders are the first steps in a Trump-era agenda that criminalizes entire communities based on their nationality and origin. In this nation of diverse communities, we do not ban, register, or deport people based on their background or identity. We are better than state-sanctioned bigotry.
Use our easy-to-use form below to contact your representatives* in Congress. We also encourage you to use the same talking points to contact your local elected officials, such as your mayors, city council members and school boards to stand up for what is right and ensure that our Muslim, Arab, South Asian, Latinx and all communities will not face hate and bigotry based on their skin color, their faith, or their country of origin.
*Note to Michigan residents: Contact Sen. Gary Peters at peters.senate.gov
Also, refer to our #TakeOnHateWithAction Tool Kit to learn what you can do today to join our movement and get organized!