CAIR Releases Toolkit to Help Muslims Introduce Anti-Islamophobia Resolutions in State Legislatures
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/24/16) – On Wednesday, May 25, a representative of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will live-stream an announcement of the filing of U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) complaints on behalf of 15 Muslim workers fired from an Ariens manufacturing plant in Wisconsin after the company changed its policy on accommodating prayer in the workplace.
MEDIA NOTE - CAIR’s news conference will be live-streamed on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational
WHAT: CAIR Live-Streaming Announcement of EEOC, NLRB Filings on Behalf of Wisconsin Muslim Workers Fired from Ariens Plant Over Prayer Issue
WHEN: Wednesday, May 25, 1 p.m. (EST)
WHERE: Live-Streamed on Facebook from CAIR’s Capitol Hill Headquarters in Washington, D.C., https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/24/16) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined the Campaign for Justice, Safety, & Jobs (CJSJ) in calling on Baltimore City to authorize civilian voting members on police trial boards after an officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray last Spring was acquitted Monday.
SEE: Freddie Gray case: Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero found not guilty of all charges
Charges against Officer Edward Nero focused in part on his role in not properly securing Gray in the police transport van by failing to buckle his seatbelt or apply restraints.
In a step forward for police reform in Maryland, the 2016 session of the state legislature passed a bill that raises the standard for law enforcement officers' conduct and authorizes more oversight and transparency. State law previously extended extensive protections to officers through one of the nation's most lenient officers' bill of rights.
However, a “common sense” bill that would have prohibited “rough rides” and required detainees to be restrained by a seatbelt while being transported in police custody died in committee.
(ATLANTA, GA, 5/24/16) – The head of the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR Georgia) joined an interfaith rally for social justice at an Atlanta church Monday night.
During the event, which was led by Rev. Dr. William Barber, CAIR-Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell read an opening litany alongside Dr. Francys Johnson, the president of the Georgia chapter of the NAACP.
"Americans need not share the same faith to work together on issues of shared concern," said Mitchell. "American Muslims are happy to join our Christian, Jewish and secular neighbors in arguing for a more just immigration system, expanded access to healthcare and a livable minimum wage."