#CounterACTHate Advocacy Toolkit

On June 10, Act for America, the largest anti-Muslim hate group in the United States, is coordinating a series of multi-city anti-Muslim events branded as a “March Against Shariah”.   The purpose of this campaign is to sow fear and manufacture hatred against the nation’s already-embattled Muslim American communities.  These events form part of a larger wave of alarming white supremacy targeting our communities across the country.

This advocacy toolkit will provide social media content, including tweets and graphics, as well as talking points for organizations and individuals interested in mounting a pushback online.  For those interested in supporting local alternative events, we’ve provided a list of events organized by partners across the country.

If you’d like to suggest additions to this document, please email vivek@saalt.org.

This map lists the locations where Act for America’s events are planned.

If you’re interested in mounting an online pushback to Act for America’s Islamophobic campaign, consider using the following social media content below:

We must push back against Act For America’s Islamophobic hate campaign. Learn how to #CounterACTHate here: https://goo.gl/0Omn6j

The US was founded on religious liberty. Act For America is acting for hate. Learn how to push back here: https://goo.gl/0Omn6j

Act for America’s anti-Muslim campaign is NOT American. #CounterACTHate with us here: https://goo.gl/0Omn6j

Here’s a toolkit to push back against Act For America’s organized hate campaign: https://goo.gl/0Omn6j #CounterACTHate

Act for America’s Islamophobic rallies attract hate groups like the KKK and the Portland killer. #CounterACTHate https://goo.gl/0Omn6j

In the face of a national anti-Muslim campaign, are you ready to #CounterACTHate. Learn how: https://goo.gl/0Omn6j

The US has every race, religion, nationality, and identity. That’s why we’re great. That’s why we #CounterACTHate: https://goo.gl/0Omn6j

There is no room for hate in America. Say it with us! #CounterACTHate: https://goo.gl/0Omn6j

Join us as we resist Islamophobia today and every day! #CounterACTHate Here’s how: https://goo.gl/0Omn6j

Visit the #CounterACTHate toolkit for resources to push back against Islamophobia: https://goo.gl/0Omn6j

Our vision of America says NO to racism, hate and fear. #CounterACTHate: https://goo.gl/0Omn6j

Islamophobic rallies are being held across the country. Love must trump hate. Join the resistance. #CounterACTHate https://goo.gl/0Omn6j

While some organize Islamophobic rallies, others gather for peace. Join a solidarity event near you. #CounterACTHate: https://goo.gl/0Omn6j

White supremacists think Islam is incompatible w/ the West. We KNOW Islamophobia is incompatible with the US. https://goo.gl/0Omn6j

While white supremacists believe Islam is incompatible with Western society, we believe racism and fear mongering are incompatible with core American values.  We stand against Act for America and their overtly anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant campaign.  We stand against xenophobia and fear mongering used to vilify our communities. We stand against Islamophobic events held during Ramadan that exist only to instigate fear and hatred. We stand with the majority of Americans who defend religious freedom. We call on all elected and appointed officials to denounce ACT for America and its anti-Muslim protests as un-American and unacceptable.  Use this toolkit to join us as we #CounterACTHate: https://goo.gl/0Omn6j

These gifs can be viewed, downloaded, and shared on social media by clicking the links below.

Organizations across the country are hosting alternative community events to influence and persuade the narrative.  For supporters interested in joining alternative solidarity events organized by partners and allies across the country, please reach out to vivek@saalt.org for more information.

To read SAALT’s latest policy report, “Power, Pain, Potential,” examining hate violence and xenophobic political rhetoric against South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Arab, and Middle Eastern American communities, please click here.

#TrackHate – If you experience or witness hate incidents, please report them to the police and help SAALT document these incidents in our Acts of Hate database at www.saalt.org/trackhate.

SAALT’s Community guide on hate crimes provides information on identifying and reporting hate violence as well as resources for legal and mental health support.  Click here to read the community guide.