“President Trump’s executive order banning refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries sparked several thousand people to gather for the March for Humanity, a rally and march at Thomas Paine Plaza today to protest the ban. They brought children and dogs and hundreds of signs. Slogans included “It does not say RSVP on the Statue of Liberty,” “Fight ignorance, Not immigration” and “I like my cheesesteaks wiz wit equal rights and protections for all immigrants…” (Continue reading.)
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Philadelphia Interfaith Group Expands POWER
Fresh off recent successes rallying urban Jewish, Muslim, and Christian congregations to enter the political fray,
one of Philadelphia's largest interfaith coalitions has now set its sights on the region...
“Another protest took place at Philadelphia International Airport, the second in as many days, after travelers arriving from nations subject to President Donald Trump’s travel ban were detained and returned. Protesters like Ellen Bedenko rallied against President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning travelers from seven majority Muslim nations including Syrian refugees. Sunday’s protest was the city’s largest since the order was signed Friday…” (Continue reading.)
“After Donald Trump won the presidential election in stunning fashion more than two months ago, Philadelphia — one of the country’s bastions of the Democratic party — was gloomy, quiet and a little beaten down. But things have changed. As Trump is about to be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States following a campaign that largely relied on insulting nearly every group at one point or another, progressive Philadelphia feels ready for battle…” (Continue reading.)