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The [Muslim Ban] and other Trump immigration policies and actions
This is some of the most blatantly bigoted and awful shit I've seen our government do in my lifetime. Last weekend we saw millions march around the country in the Women's March on Washington and associated protests throughout the country. It was widely covered by just about every media, even the right wing media (uncharitably), and people generally found it impossible to ignore. The GOP is pushing anti-protest laws in some states - proof that mass protest scares them, in my opinion.
Just on this forum I've seen people whose lives will be negatively effected by this ban, and countless others will share similar experiences. And for all we know this is just the opening salvo in a broader "Muslims/people from Muslim-majority countries are 2nd class citizens" policy.
This must be resisted. Let's not wait and hope for someone else to start; let's organize protests against this in major cities. I live in Maine, where Lewiston has a notable Somali immigrant population who will be hit by this order, as well as others from varying backgrounds. I'm going to try to get something going in Portland, our only real city (and a progressive bastion in this state). I'm going to reach out to my friends in Massachusetts to help organize something similar in Boston.
I know little of organizing. The last time I helped organize a protest of any kind was in 2013, when the Obama administration was threatening air strikes against the Syrian government. Those protests were pretty small. This needs to be bigger. I know there are people with more experience in these things here, and enough of us here are on the same page about this that we can help do something about it. We need to contact whatever organizations will be relevant and helpful, get the word out on twitter/facebook/elsewhere online, contact whatever media will possibly cover us, and do whatever else it is people do when organizing successful protests. Maybe a catchier phrase would help too (Women's March on Washington" has a better ring to it than "anti-Muslim Ban Protests," IMO, I have yet to think of something less clumsy).
Next Saturday? 2/4/17? I see no reason to wait longer than it takes to get the word out.
Thoughts? Advice? Action? I refuse to let this happen to my fucking country without a fight.