FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2018
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Statement by Marcela Howell, founder and executive director of In Our Own Voice
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban. Marcela Howell, founder and executive director of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, issued the following statement about the decision:
“The high court’s outrageous decision to allow the Trump administration to continue to persecute Muslims gives the president carte blanc he to target people based on bigotry and religious intolerance. Black women stand with Muslims in denouncing this unwarranted attacks on Muslim people.
“It is clear that Trump’s decisions are derived from a hate-fueled agenda focused on scapegoating all Muslims in order build political power by sowing with white nationalist in America. This administration’s incessant targeting of marginalized groups – including Muslims, immigrants, LGBTQ people, women and people of color – is emblematic of the normalization of white supremacists views.
“We will continue to stand with Muslims, immigrants, LGBTQ people, women, people of color and all who are targeted by Trump. We call on elected officials in Congress and across the country to join us in resisting Trump’s hateful vendetta against our Muslim sisters and brothers.”
In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is a national reproductive justice organization focused on lifting up the voices of Black women at the national and regional levels in our ongoing policy fight to secure reproductive justice for all women and girls.