To: President-elect Donald Trump
Register Me First
President-elect Donald Trump wants to require all Muslims to register in a government database, violating civil rights and fundamental American Constitutional protections on freedom of religion. If he does, all of us – Jews, Christians, Buddhists, atheists, agnostics, and everyone else – pledge to register as Muslims on day one. #RegisterMeFirst
Why is this important?
Freedom of religion is enshrined in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. For 240 years, our country has welcomed, embraced, and protected people of every faith. American Muslims have been part of the fabric of America since our founding. President-elect Trump has said that he would “absolutely” required Muslims to register in a government database. “They have to be. They have to be,” he said. We will not stand idly by while our fellow Americans are targeted by our government, in violation of their First Amendment rights and our deepest freedoms. Whatever our religion, ethnicity, national origin, or background, we pledge to sign up on the first day the registry is open.