Anti-Muslim rhetoric has been showing up in political campaigns across the US (link to study on 49 states). This rhetoric leads to and intersects with policies at national and local levels that discriminate against Muslims. Examples of this include the notorious Muslim Ban and “extreme vetting” measures at the national level, and anti-foreign law bills at local levels. Additionally, hate crimes targeting our Muslim neighbors have been on the rise.
Our Call to Action this election cycle is straightforward: Will you ask your candidates to commit to upholding religious freedom for all (not just one particular group) if they are elected this November?