6 Ways to Fight Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban

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It’s hard to believe that in just nine days Trump has changed the lives of millions of people. His executive order, which bans refugees and citizens of seven countries from entering the United States, has left Americans and the world alike outraged and shocked. This Muslim Ban (because let’s be honest, that’s exactly what it is) bans 218 million people (based on data from 2015 World Bank stats) from stepping foot on American soil. Thankfully, a large number of Americans are against this order and are taking to the streets and social media to protest. Here’s a list of 6 Ways to Fight Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban:

1. Stop supporting businesses that support Trump. At the end of the day, Trump is motivated by money. That’s why I believe if we stop supporting businesses that openly support Trump (here’s looking at you Uber, Ralph Lauren, L.L. Bean, Yuengling and New Balance), it will make an impact on the orders and policies he puts into place. For more businesses who openly support Trump, click here.

2. Donate. The ACLU is working around the clock from several airports nationally to serve people who are being detained. The IRC is raising funds to help provide lifesaving support to those being misplaced by Trump’s ban. Here’s a list of other organizations that need our help in the fight against the Muslim ban.

3. Volunteer. Giving your time is just as valuable as giving your money. Do you know someone directly affected by this ban? Ask them how you can help. Whether it’s something as small as walking their dog a few nights this week, every kind action counts. For more information on volunteering to help refugees in your community, click here.

4. Contact your state representative. It’s amazing to me that we’ve heard so little from other politicians and lawmakers on this matter. Now is the time to email and call in. Let your state rep know how unhappy you are about this ban and ask them to lobby on behalf of the millions affected by this executive order. It doesn’t sound like much, but if all of us commit to calling or emailing once, it will make an impact.

5. Protest. Grab a group of friends, make a few signs and get out there! Check out this running list of protests against the Muslim Ban to see when one is happening in your area.

6. Spread helpful information on social media. Social media is still one of the most powerful tools when it comes to spreading information fast. Although we all love a good Twitter rant, take to social to share info from helplines, lawyers and foundations who are trying to advise people on the right steps to take to ensure they don’t get sent back.

 

  • fashion-mommy

    He is just the scariest lunatic on the planet, the power he has is terrifying.

  • I love this post. Well honestly as much as you can love something that’s based on something so awful. You know what I mean. He is a disgusting human being. I will be sharing this. xx

    • He’s awful! Thanks for sharing it!

  • Jodie Whitham

    Some great tips – what he has done is amazing. I honestly didn’t think he would. It’s honestly so surreal and sickening; it feels like watching a film!I never thought he’d follow through. It affects everyone and somehow think he will make terrorism worse with steps like this and even start a war with the residents/ migrants he is banning of these countries. Money is the only thing that ever stops him. Funny how he’s not doing it to countries who bring big money! x

    • It’s so terrifying to see the damage he’s done in such a small amount of time.

  • Ivanna

    This is a helpful, no-nonsense list. I’m checking out the links.

    • danasia

      Thanks Ivanna! I’m glad you find it useful.

  • Gareth Torrance

    I am seriously worried about the way things are heading for the world in general, and this just adds to it…

    • danasia

      I completely agree Gareth. It’s so worrisome!

  • I hope things get better for everyone soon. There is no world peace at the moment.

    • danasia

      I hope so too Stella!

  • Natalia Molinero Mingorance

    This is a great post! I think we all should do at least one of those activities, the situation is really worrying xx

    • danasia

      Natalia I couldn’t agree more!

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