At Ben & Jerry’s, we strongly denounce the Executive Order that President Trump issued banning people entry to the US from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Their only offense was being from one of these countries. This is a direct assault on the US’s commitment to fairness, the rule of law, and religious liberty. That’s why around the world, tens of thousands of people gathered in cities and airports to denounce this assault on our values.

The impact of this policy is to deny entry to some of the most vulnerable people in the world, forced from their homes and fleeing unthinkable violence. It also denies entry to some of the world’s best doctors, scholars, and artists depriving the US of the diversity which has made it what it is. This Executive Order does not make us stronger or safer, in fact it does just the opposite. It’s also bad for the business community which relies upon our diverse and inclusive workplaces that make us more competitive while fostering innovation.

We join with the millions who believe in human rights and the struggle for a dignified life for all. We call on our leaders around the world to denounce this policy, which can only further division and to stand up for a world that values openness and compassion.

We intend to continue to speak out and take action against fear and intolerance. Consider joining us by signing this petition opposing the President’s Executive Order as a first step.