Updated to include more than a dozen protests, plus a tool that’s tracking which senators have spoken against the ban and which have not.
The toughest part of writing this blog is sticking rigidly with one new post per day. The Trumpocalypse is moving so damn fast that we’ve had to bump posts and write something new to address the freshest horror over and over. So it is today.
As you read, please keep scrolling down, as we’ve snuck an action you can only do on Monday into this post.
Join #MuslimBan protests at your nearest international airport and support the lawyers and others who are helping the victims of the chaos.
Several protests arose spontaneously on Saturday at many airports across America–JFK in New York, LAX in Los Angeles, and O’Hare in Chicago, to name a few. At least some will continue past Saturday. They are noted below, and we will update this post accordingly.
Below is a list of anti-Muslim Ban/#NoBanNoWall protests planned for today, Sunday January 29, and later. Please go or tell friends who can go. (Special thanks to @AdrienneMahsa for the information).
If you can’t attend the protests, please like, favorite, and retweet relevant #MuslimBan and #NoBanNoWall messages on social media.
You can also donate to organizations that are providing legal help and other assistance to immigrants, refugees, and green card holders who have been caught in this hellish snarl. And tomorrow (Monday January 30), call your members of Congress to demand action against Trump’s hideous executive order (scroll down for details).
List of organizations that could use your donations:
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU):
The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP):
The National Immigration Law Center (NILC):
The National Iranian American Council (NIAC):
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR):
And this Facebook post lists still more organizations that could use your funds (note that it only contains names, not contact info):
List of pro-immigrant, anti-Muslim ban protests for today and later:
Los Angeles, LAX, Tom Bradley International Terminal, 1 pm to 4 pm PST (This is a continuation):
Washington, D.C., The White House, 1 pm to 3 pm EST:
Boston, Copley Square, 1 pm to 3 pm EST:
New York, New York, Battery Park, 2 pm EST:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PHL International Terminal A West (Arrivals), 2 pm to 4 pm EST:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh International Airport, 2 pm to 5 pm EST:
San Diego, California, San Diego International Airport, 5 pm to 9 pm PST:
Atlanta, Georgia, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, 4 pm to 6 pm EST:
Seattle, Washington, at Westlake Park, from 5 pm to 8 pm PST:
Detroit, Michigan, Hamtramck City City Hall, 3 pm:
AND ALSO AT DTW, Macnamara Terminal, International Arrivals, 4pm to 6 pm EST:
Nashville, Tennessee, at Senator Bob Corker’s office (3322 W. End Ave., Ste 610), 3 pm to 4 pm CST:
New Haven, Connecticut, Sterling Memorial Library, 6 pm to 6:45 pm EST:
Houston, Texas, at Discovery Green, 1 pm to 4 pm CST:
Austin, Texas, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, 2 pm to 5 pm CST:
San Antonio, Texas, San Antonio Main Plaza, San Fernando Cathedral, 4 pm to 6 pm CST:
St. Louis, Missouri, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, 1 pm to 4 pm CST
Kansas City, Missouri, Kansas City International Airport, 2 pm to 5:30 pm CST:
Phoenix, Arizona, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, 1 pm to 3 pm MST:
Louisville, Kentucky, at Senator Mitch McConnell’s office (601 W. Broadway Ave.), 11:30 am t0 12:30 pm EST:
Baltimore, Maryland, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, 5 pm to 8 pm EST
Columbus, Ohio, John Glenn Columbus International Airport, at 1 pm EST
New Orleans, Louisiana, New Orleans City Hall, 1:45 pm to 4 pm CST
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Peace and Justice Plaza, 12 pm to 2 pm EST:
Charlotte, North Carolina, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, 1 pm to 9 pm EST:
Tallahassee, Florida, State Capitol, 1 pm to 4 pm EST
Richmond, Virginia, VCU Compass Plaza, 3 pm to 4 pm EST
Providence, Rhode Island, Rhode Island State House, 1 pm to 3pm EST:
Eugene, Oregon, U.S. Federal District Court, 12 pm to 2 pm PST
Omaha, Nebraska, Turner Park, from 1:30 pm to 3 pm CST:
Indianapolis, Indiana, Indianapolis International Airport, 4 pm to 8 pm EST:
Bloomington, Indiana, Court House Lawn, 4 pm to 5 pm EST:
Syracuse, New York, Syracuse Hancock International Airport, 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm EST:
Canton, New York, Park Street and Main Street, 12 pm to 1:30 pm EST:
Champaign, Illinois, University of Illinois Willard Airport, 2 pm CST:
San Francisco, California, San Francisco International Airport (this is a continuation), 12 pm to midnight PST:
Sacramento, California, Sacramento International Airport, 12 pm to 3 pm PST:
Fresno, California, Fresno Yosemite International Airport, 5 pm to 7 pm PST:
Boise, Idaho, Boise Airport, 1 pm to 4 pm MST
Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sheraton Albuquerque Airport, 4:45 pm to 7 pm MST:
Minneapolis, Minnesota, January 31, Minneapolis Federal Building, 4:30 pm to 6 pm CST:
Raleigh, North Carolina, February 4, the State Capitol, 10 am to 1 pm EST:
San Francisco, California, February 4, UN Plaza, 4 pm to 7 pm PST:
If you don’t see a nearby airport in this list, check the Ground Game web site too, just to be sure. It covers about 20 states plus the United Kingdom:
And tomorrow (Monday January 30), call your members of Congress and ask them to introduce legislation that would overturn Trump’s Executive Order. Yes, Congress can do that.
Here is a spreadsheet that shows you which senators have spoken to date, in favor or against. If yours is in yellow, they haven’t said anything yet. (Unclear who compiled this but it comes via a friend on Facebook.)
If your MoCs are Republican, it is extra-important that you call and ask Congress to negate the EO. Not enough Republicans have stepped up to condemn the ban. As of Sunday January 29, only five Republicans in Congress had decried it: Senators Jeff Flake, Ben Sasse, and Susan Collins, of Arizona, Nebraska, and Maine, respectively; and house reps Justin Amash of Michigan and Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania. Republican members of Congress need to hear that their constituents do not want this.
If your MoCs went to the airports to help, call to thank them. If the helpful reps aren’t your reps, send them a thank-you postcard. New York house reps Nydia Velasquez and Jerry Nadler were at JFK. Georgia house rep John Lewis went to Atlanta International Airport. Senator Elizabeth Warren was at Boston’s Logan airport. And Senator Bob Casey left some sort of fancy event to join the protesters at Philadelphia International Airport, still wearing tie and tails.
Here is a New York Times piece on the immediate, and heartbreaking, effects of Trump’s executive order:
Here also is a Washington Post piece on the sluggish Republican response: