FCNL lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb participates in a roundtable discussion on Inauguration Day hosted by the Huffington Post on the rise of Islamophobia in the United States and the importance of working across racial and religious divides to effect change.
Julie Carey from NBC 4 covers FCNL lobbyist Yasmine Taeb’s public advocacy training at the Woman’s National Democratic Club on January 19. Yasmine explains why she intends to march with refugee rights groups at the Women’s March on Washington and discusses the importance of continuing to engage after the march is over.
A religious registry -- or any registry that validates religious discrimination -- runs fundamentally counter to the First Amendment. We need to speak out against religious discrimination in all forms.
Concerned by President-elect Trump's anti-Muslim policy proposals and rhetoric, as well as previous Islamophobic statements made by several of his nominees for high-level positions, FCNL joined nearly 100 organizations in sending a letter to members of Congress asking them to reaffirm their commitment to the First Amendment and the principle of religious freedom.
In a letter to the chair and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, FCNL outlined specific areas we hope senators will explore when assessing how General Kelly might carry out the responsibility of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
In a letter to the chair and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, FCNL expressed concern about Senator Sessions' nomination based on his past positions and statements on religious freedom and refugees, racial discrimination in the criminal justice and voting systems, and immigration.
A national religious registry of Muslims sets the stage for violence and further discrimination. Such a registry runs contrary to our nation’s promise of religious liberty - and yet, its basic structure already exists.