Dec 15, 2017“A federal judge in Pennsylvania has wisely blocked discriminatory rules issued by the Trump administration that would allow any employer or university to deny their employees and students health-insurance coverage for contraception. The judge recognized what we at AU have said from the beginning: These rules are illegal and will harm countless women," said AU attorney Kelly Percival. "We will continue to fight them because religion should never be used as an excuse to harm others.”
Dec 15, 2017“The Johnson Amendment allows tax-exempt organizations to fulfill their missions by speaking out on social and political issues. At the same time, it protects them from the corrosive influence of partisan politics by ensuring they don’t endorse or oppose candidates for public office. That’s why people across the country, including leaders from the nonprofit and faith communities, stood up to tell Congress to protect the Johnson Amendment," said AU Legislative Director Maggie Garrett. "We call on Congress to stop trying to undermine this important law.”
Dec 12, 2017“By rejecting Roy Moore's skewed vision of our Constitution, the people of Alabama did the country a great service tonight," said Robert Boston, AU's interim executive director-communications. "Moore’s disdain for fundamental American values – from religious freedom to civil rights and equality to the rule of law – means he is a danger to our democracy. Our Constitution guarantees everyone has the right to believe or not and ensures that no one’s religious beliefs are favored."
Dec 08, 2017“As long as the Muslim ban remains in place, our country is cruelly separating families and signaling to Muslims that they are second-class citizens unworthy of equal treatment under law," said AU Legal Director Richard B. Katskee. "Religious freedom is about fairness and equality for people of all faiths. There is nothing fair or equal about banning Muslims from the United States. We urge the court to once again strike down President Trump’s unconstitutional, un-American Muslim ban.”
Dec 04, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court this afternoon ruled 7-2 to allow President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban to go into full effect while several legal challenges to it move through the courts.
Americans United is litigating one of the cases challenging the ban. The plaintiffs in the case, IAAB v. Trump, are represented by Americans United, Muslim Advocates and Covington & Burling LLP, in consultation with the National Iranian American Council.