Session Type(s): Panel
Starts: Friday, Aug. 11 2:30 PM (Eastern)
Ends: Friday, Aug. 11 3:45 PM (Eastern)
Room: Hanover C
On January 27, Trump signed his discriminatory Muslim ban executive order. Attorneys with the National Immigration Law Center and International Refugee Assistance Project worked late into the night to draft the first legal pushback, which was then argued in court by ACLU lawyers the next evening. But the court almost certainly wouldn’t have held the hearing and blocked the ban so quickly if it hadn’t been for the enormous outpouring of activists in airports, cities and eventually outside one key courtroom in New York, organized largely in real time over Twitter. Learn about how it all went down and how savvy digital organizing, working hand-in-hand with legal expertise, was so essential for this huge victory.