Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta strongly opposes the criminalization of Muslim Women.
Atlanta, GA, November 17, 2016 — Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta strongly condemns and opposes House Bill 3 (HB 3) and the criminalization of Muslim women. Filed by Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine, HB 3 would make it a crime for Muslim women to wear a veil while on public property, including while driving on public roads. The bill would twist Georgia's anti-masking statute - created to prevent cowardly Ku Klux Klan terrorists from evading law enforcement - to target Muslim women. The bill has no other purpose but to target and marginalize the Muslim American community in Georgia.
This bill is a dangerous attack on religious freedom, one of the core founding principles of our country. It is not only a blatant attack on Islam, it is also an attack on Asian American communities in Georgia. More than 10% of Asian Americans adhere to the Islamic faith. We at Advancing Justice – Atlanta will not stand for this bigotry.
We stand with the Muslim women in our communities and in other communities. We will fight against this and all efforts to criminalize and marginalize our communities.
October 1, 2019: Asian American Groups Applaud Decision to Uphold Race-Conscious Admissions at Harvard
September 26, 2019: Advancing Justice-Atlanta celebrates 9th Annual Community Champions Gala
September 11, 2019: ADVANCING JUSTICE AND BANK OF AMERICA HOLD EVENT TO ENCOURAGE IMMIGRANTS TO NATURALIZE IN TIME TO VOTE IN 2020 ELECTION
August 13, 2019: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Public Charge Rule Changes
June 27, 2019: BREAKING NEWS: No Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census – the Fight Continues
June 21, 2019: [MEDIA ADVISORY] ALERT: ICE Raids Anticipated in Atlanta, GA
June 11, 2019: Press Conference: Advancing Justice - AAJC and Advancing Justice - LA Launch New Report on Immigration
May 15, 2019: Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta to host Citizenship Clinic in Macon
April 30, 2019: Post-Lawsuit, Georgia Gives Voters Freedom To Choose Their Interpreters
April 10, 2019: Free Citizenship Clinic hosted by Korean American Organizations with the support of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta
April 5, 2019: Georgia Largely Abandons Its Broken “Exact Match” Voter Registration Process
March 26, 2019: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Welcomes Legislation to Protect Immigrants
March 25, 2019: Immigrant Rights Advocates Support Bill to Provide Driver's Licenses for All
March 16, 2019: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Condemns Terrorist Attack on Muslim Worshippers in New Zealand
March 12, 2019: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Denounces White House Fiscal Year 2020 Budget
March 12, 2019: Congress Must Pass the Dream and Promise Act to Protect DACA and TPS Recipients
February 15, 2019: ASIAN AMERICANS ADVANCING JUSTICE OPPOSES THE PRESIDENT’S ILLEGAL VANITY WALL
February 6, 2019: Trump’s SOTU Address Not Reflective of American Values
February 4, 2019: Community groups and organizations to host a Town Hall on Gwinnett Marta Referendum
February 1, 2019: Advocates and Directly Impacted Communities Organize National Week of Action to End Southeast Asian Deportations
January 19, 2019: NO DEAL: Senator McConnell and the President Should Reopen the Government Immediately
January 17, 2019: Organizations across the country to launch National Week of Action to End Southeast Asian Deportations
January 4, 2019: Asian Americans Advancing Justice Applauds Congressional Efforts to Allow Access to the Ballot Box for all Eligible Voters