Dear Friends, Members, and Supporters,
As a Muslim American, I have become increasingly concerned about the climate of racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia that has been amplified in the days after Trump’s election. Like many others, I’m fearful of what the next four years will be like under President Elect Trump’s leadership and how marginalized communities will fare under his administration.
My fears also stem from the fact that Muslims have continued to be targeted under the War on Terror in the years since 9/11. From preemptive prosecutions to material support for terrorism charges, I have seen how this community has been vilified and demonized through public policy. Unfortunately, under a Trump administration, we can only anticipate more punitive policies that will serve to criminalize Muslims further.
Standing up to unjust policies in the War on Terror has been the hallmark of the work the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms and I could not be more proud to work for an organization that supports prisoners and their families. It is the existence of the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms that gives me hope that we can and will challenge whatever changes come down through the pipeline; that we can and will do our best to serve those most directly impacted; and that we can and will win.
With this in mind, I hope you will consider donating $5, $10, $50 or more to help us reach our goal of raising $5,000 today? The National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms relies on your support to continues its work and we need your help now more than ever. Together, we can stand up and fight back.
Thank you for being a champion of justice.
Dr. Maha Hilal
NCPCF Executive Director