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Demos Statement on Muslim Ban

New York, NY – In response to Trump’s new Muslim Ban, Demos Vice President of External Affairs Tori O'Neal-McElrath released the following statement:

"Donald Trump's new restriction on immigration from eight countries is a sham, and substantively a third Muslim Ban. The principal imperative of this ban - like its predecessors – is to discriminate against Muslims solely based on their religion.

“This Muslim ban is a direct assault on our nation's democracy and values. It defies the principles of inclusion, religious freedom and justice that already make our country great.

"It is our duty to resist the targeting and oppression of any one community. As a multicultural, multiethnic Demos, we believe in the fundamental rights of all people. And, we will continue to stand up in defense of basic human rights and the future of our nation."