January 30, 2017

350.org: No Vote on Tillerson Until He Opposes Muslim Ban

New York, NY — 350.org supporters across the country are calling their Senators this afternoon urging them to delay any vote on Rex Tillerson’s nomination as Secretary of State until Tillerson comes out publicly against Trump’s Muslim Ban. The “No to the Ban, No to Rex” page is being shared across social media and calls are beginning to flood into Senate offices.  

Jamie Henn, 350.org Strategic Communications Director issued the following statement:

“As CEO of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson helped fuel the climate disruption that is one of the root causes of the current refugee crisis. Now he wants to work for a boss who is slamming the door in the face of those very refugees. Trump’s Muslim Ban is immoral and unconstitutional. If Tillerson won’t oppose the policy, then it’s yet another reason he should be rejected. Climate denial and the denial of human rights go hand-in-hand. We need a Secretary of State who has dedicated their life to helping vulnerable populations, be they impacted by wars or climate disasters, not an oil company CEO who profited at their expense.”


Contact: Lindsay Meiman, [email protected], +1 (347) 460-9082


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