Since then, more than 2,200 people like you have responded by sending messages to Amazon and their security contractor calling for a fair prayer policy that protects the rights of everyone who works at Amazon's headquarters.
Now supporters are invited to join a "pray-in" this Friday, February 17th at 12:00 noon at Amazon headquarters at 440 Terry Ave N in South Lake Union. Hundreds of people of all different faith backgrounds are expected to join in support.
Amazon played an important role in the Washington State Attorney General's successful lawsuit to block the Trump executive order on immigrants and refugees from the Middle East. Now the company needs to deliver on religious freedom and immigrant rights in the company's own offices, too.
And on Friday, we're going to help make it happen.
Messages of support for Amazon security officers
"I'm with you! You have my support!"
"Fight the good fight"
"Freedom of religion, ALL religions, promoting love"
Maggie A.: "America was built on the right to vote and the right to prayer. I am supportive of all people who want to pray."
"God is on our side."
"I support your efforts for gaining a fair prayer policy at Amazon."
"Please give your employees a dedicated, quiet place to pray"
"Amazon needs to be fair with every person it employs!"
"Equality is what the U.S. constitution stands for."
"We support you! Thank you for standing up for what is right."
The sisters and brothers of 'Carolinas Conscience':
"While we cannot join you in person, know that your brothers and sisters in solidarity to protect our freedoms for ALL people are with you in spirit!! Stand strong. Stand in peace. Stand for justice."
"Tell Amazon to get out of these people's way"
"Stay strong! Peaceful religious freedom is a right to everyone in America!"
"Stay strong. In this day and age, it's ridiculous that the company you work for is treating you like this, but you're fighting the good fight. "
"I am hopeful tthat this circumstance will motivate many indivuals to participate in order to support religious freedom for these employees as well as others who seek to practice their faith."
Sybil S.: "Please keep fighting. We are with you!"
"Regardless of his or her religion, etc. they should be able to pray if they need to respect the lord"
"Keep fighting the good fight! I believe in you!"
"For many people, faith and life are indivisible. To respect a person's faith therefore, is to respect her life."
"I hope that you will pass a fair prayer policy. Our country has thrived on providing groups the privileges of FREEDOM. Freedom is not "free" we all must protect it all the time!"
"Hang in there and keep up the faith. You can win this fight."
"If you won't do it for the right reason, do it for your pockets! Some of us will shop elsewhere!"
"Never give up right is right"
"I support you in your work to have a fair prayer policy. 🙏🏽"
"What workers do on their breaks should not be policed by Amazon (otherwise it's not a break). And anyone should be able to practice their religion on their own time."
"It seems that a progressive employer as I believe Amazon to be, should provide a fair prayer policy!"
"These workers have a right to their own faith and have the right for it to be respected. Amazon shouldsee to it that this happens. Enough of this ignorance and bigotry."
"We all deserve religious freedom! I stand with you in my heart."
"Keep your faith in doing the the right thing. "
"Unite, we will overcome ! :) "
"I'll be praying with you from home."
"I respect your beliefs and desire to follow them"
"You have the support of millions of workers across this country."
"We are with you in spirit."
"Religious freedom is a right and all faiths should be respected."
"I will be praying for you and your pray-in on Friday."
Kerry: "I will pray here for you. I support your right to your religion. "
"This is so important. I support you in every way I can and hope to be available to show that support in person in the future. Blessings."
"I love this idea. A prayer room! No reason Amazon can't have one. Please Amazon, do the right thing for your amazing employees. "
"Glad folks can step up for prayer!"
"Walking the talk. That would be internal as well as branding practice."
"Your support of those who are Muslim outside your business were excellent - now make your inside the business actions match them!"
"I'm 100 % behind your right to exercise your right to freedom of religion according to your Muslim faith as protected in the Bill of Rights!"
"You have my support."
"Everyone should be allowed to worship in whatever way their religion requires."
"I can't be with you in person, but I will stop whatever I'm doing in Sequim, WA, and pray with you: I will sing "Amazing Grace," I will pray "The Peace Prayer", I will read "A Sikh Prayer for America", and I will recite e.e. cummings' "i thank You God" "
"We are behind you. God bless always. We are all part of this country, which was based upon religious freedom for ALL. I am trusting that Amazon respects and values you and you religion. I ask that Amazon provide you with a space in which to pray. I am trusting that Amazon is grateful for all your hard work in making sure that their facility and all their employees are safe. Thank you for all you do!"
"All attendees must have the right to express themselves according to their beliefs and be respected for it."
"We support you and are with you."
"Yes you should be allowed to do pretty much anything on your break, even pray. Praying is far more beneficial than smoking which almost every company lets their employees do."
"Good luck I'm with you!"
"Keep fighting for justice and civil liberties. Thank you."
"Keep fighting the good fight!"
"Writing in support... USAmerica was founded by ALL our ancestors, courageous immigrants seeking the right to freely practice their religion "
"I will do a candle prayer vigil in solidarity with you"
"Freedom of religion means the right to practice any religion - not just Abrahamic ones, but *ANY* religion."
"Praying duringyour duringlegal break time should not be dictated by your employer."
"When two or more are gathered in his name god will be there."
"We're WITH you!"
"Give them what is needed"
"Remain strong and peaceful, do not lower yourselves to the bullies ' level. Right will win out!"
"Great job you have our support"
"Freedom of religion means Muslims TOO!!!!!"
"I am pretty much agnostic, but I am of the firm belief that a person's right to express their religious belief is tantamount to our freedoms. Pray-on brothers and sisters."
"Prayers are the right of Everyone. "
"I show my support"
"Religious freedom is for everyone!"
"My prayers are with you. I hope and have faith that Amazon will show through word , work, and action the worth of there organization and company. I have been a strong supporter/customer for many years because they have shown in the past a uncommen interest in employe relations/ support. I don't cast my shadow at any Walmart properties because of poor labor relations as well as political issues. I hope that Amazon will not make me wish I had not made them my go to resorce. "
"Thank you for your vocal opposition to the Muslim travel ban, but its important that you support religious freedom in your company and supply chain!"
"we are united in faith --- all faiths, defined or not --- labels do not apply. we are all members of the human family regardless of how we pray --- or not. in solidarity."
"Hang in there--we are with you! Religious freedom is worth fighting for. "
"You have my support & send prayers your way. Peace & love "
"I stand with you!"
The Rev. Christie L.:
"Thank you for doing this, and letting me know about it. I will certainly join you and support you with my heartfelt prayers and be with you in Spirit. God Bless you and all who participate in this worthy project."
"I support your cause."
"As a non-believer I stand in solidarity with those in this fight. "
"I support you completely. This is not asking for special treatment. Amazon takes pride in being good to their employees, so they should do the right thing and designate a place where you can pray."
"I will be in prayer with you - combined prayers can move mountains"
"God bless. The freedom is yours. Claim it!"
"Please know that you are supported in your efforts for religious equality. "
"You should not have to fight for what is yours by right in this country. With you in spirit!
Luis A.: "Keep up the fight. Don't give up and resist. Rise. In this new world, we must fight and protest and demand our rights. The majority of the world is about people like us; hardworking, middle and working class, good and taking care of obligations and family and bills, immigrants and people of different races and faiths. We are the future and we are the people not the corporations and companies and billionaires and millionaires. It is us vs. them. "
Rev. D.: "I am holding you all in my prayers."
Carrie: "Stay positive, be strong."
Pat L.: "We are a nation of diverse peoples, all of whom deserve respect."
Al L.: "I'd really like to know what about what Amazon is doing constitutes UN-fair prayer policy. I refuse to join a protest that I know nothing about."
Beth C.: "Thank you for standing strong for religious freedom for everyone."
Carl .: "
I support you standing for justice."
KENNETH J.: "Peace be with you. Let our Creator show us strength and wisdom in our struggle."
Josephine S.: "May the Force be with you!"
Carolyn K.: "With you in spirit and prayer. "
Evelyn .: "Prayers should be part of our lives always whether we are home at work or in our house of prayer. This is a foundation for a peace full society."
Sherra: "Please remember: You're in the right, you have tons of support... Big love, Sherra"
Etta: "Please continue to stand up for a fair prayer policy. I support you in this endeavor."
Anita: "I wish all of you the best in this effort."
Ellen W.: "I strongly support your struggle for a fair prayer policy at Amazon. God be with you."
Mahbub A.: "Continue your fight for religious freedom. Know that the constitution is on your side."
Toni C.: "Stand strong and do not waver..."
Graham: "Your religion and religious practices are important. They make the United States a better place. "
Victor m.: "Keep your strength. We know your religion matters in your lives. "
Nora L.: ""
Doug B.: "Hope this expression of faith will help. You have my support."
Sarah M.: "You are doing the right thing!"
Bob K.: "A lot of people are standing behind you!"
: "Don't give up"
David H.: "Be firm and civil."
Christopher B.: "The right to pray is a foundational right. Not just one right among many, it is the foundational right from which all American liberties spring in our Constitution. As working, voting, praying Catholic, I thank you for standing up for my freedom too"
Martha A.: "I wish you well and hope enough people come to say butt out to Trump. However I don't think prayer belongs in the work place that's what churches are for"
Natasha H.: "As an agnostic leaning towards atheism, I am a staunch proponent of equal rights, equal opportunities, equal voice and equal justice. If the nation, indeed, upholds these virtues as moral and binding principles, all must be afforded equal dignity or none at all. As an Amazon customer and advocate for victims of inequity, I support equality for all workers.
False judgements, malice and discrimination are vile manifestations regardless of contrived justifications and affiliations. So many have fought and died over centuries in order to forge a more perfect union...to move America forward, not backward into jaundiced disparities. Their sacrifices should be honored and their legacies preserved."
G &.: "stay strong and united"
David M.: "The Constitution of the United States guarantees freedom of religion. I believethat everyone has the right to practice or participate in their faith even at work. "
Ina .: "Keep fighting.Resistance is not futile."
Ed B.: "I'm an atheist but if one feels compelled to pray, so be it"
Serena L.: "It's wonderful that you took a stand with immigrants and refugees against the Trump travel ban. Now stand with them in your own work space, too! You've got this, Amazon!"
gerald h.: "yes keep fighting n' never give up ''''''"
Michael A.: "Keep the faith, oh my brothers and sisters! I am a Christian, but I value my faith, though I am not very religious, but I still hold things dear to me and am proud, as should you! Fight the good fight!!!"
Susan P.: "
Freedom of religion is one of the basic tenets of our constitution. That applies to Amazon as well as the rest of the country."
Sue F.: "
Hang in there. We have your backs."
Irene: "I'm an atheist, but I respect your right to believe whatever the hell you want to believe."