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Muslim Advocates

Grant Type: General Operating

Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Organization Overview

Muslim Advocates is a national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the front lines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths. Founded by lawyers, Muslim Advocates aims to ensure the concerns of American Muslims are heard by leaders at the highest levels of government.

Summary

Muslim Advocates is playing a key role in the legal resistance to the Muslim Ban and is working to ensure that the Muslim Ban is recognized as bigger than just one executive order, but as a broad assault on the ability of Muslims to travel, seek visas, and see their loved ones free from discrimination. Building off the House passage of the NO BAN Act in 2020, Muslim Advocates is focused on ensuring the incoming Biden administration fulfills its promise to undo existing harms on civil rights and religious freedom. This campaign will also push for a Senate vote on the NO BAN Act to achieve full Congressional insurance against similar discriminatory bans in future presidential executive orders. Beyond the Muslim Ban, Muslim Advocates is working in courtrooms, communities, and the media to end support for anti-Muslim surveillance and profiling programs. Additionally, Muslim Advocates is supporting mosques and charities to strengthen their governance and security mechanisms and pressing social media companies to curb discriminatory practices.

Year founded: 2005

Location: Washington, DC

Website: https://www.muslimadvocates.org/

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