The New York City Police Department has agreed to reform a discriminatory surveillance program that broadly targeted American Muslims based on their religion. Just as it was wrong for the NYPD to use religion to single out Muslims for mistreatment, it is wrong today for the Trump administration to use religion as an excuse to ban Muslims from the United States.
If you hear constant talk from a politician about “family values,” “traditional morals” and the need to “get back” to when we were a “Christian nation,” be a little skeptical. It could be a mask for something rotten festering just below the surface.
The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the Muslim ban case April 25. That’s why this month, we’ve been speaking to Muslims (and those targeted because they’re perceived to Muslim) about how the current political climate is impacting their lives in the United States.
The Kansas state courts have already ruled that Kansas’ public schools are under-funded. Vouchers would make the situation for public schools even worse, as they would divert the limited existing funds to private schools.
The U.S. Supreme Court has written the final chapter of the Grand Haven cross saga: The justices refused to hear a case brought by a handful of people who wanted a large cross to be displayed on public land in Michigan. The cross was converted into an anchor following objections raised by Americans United on behalf of residents.
The University of Notre Dame has announced that its insurance plans for students and faculty will cover some, but not all, forms of contraception. The school's announcement is both discouraging and confusing.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic assassination of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., whose legacy left a lasting impact on America, as the country continues to fight for equality.
Americans United and allies filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court that describes how the ban is hurting American Muslims: cruelly separating them from their families, interfering with organizations’ educational and cultural missions, and inflaming anti-Islam sentiment.