(Washington, D.C., 11/19/13) -- On Friday, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) joined 18 human rights and civil liberties organizations in calling on the Senate to support Guantanamo Bay detainee transfer provisions included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014 (S. 1197).
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/29/13) Today, Americans have been given the first sign of hope that Congress will put a stop to the National Security Agency's (NSA) massive domestic phone and internet surveillance programs and restore the privacy rights of all citizens with the introduction of the bipartisan USA FREEDOM Act.
(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 10/2/2013) – CAIR-MI today joined other advocates against the introduction of Michigan House Bill No. 4991, which would grant child placement agencies the right to object to placing children in particular foster homes based upon their religious or moral convictions. This bill if it becomes law would not guarantee Muslim children placement into Muslim foster homes.
CAIR Action Alert #708
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/21/13) -- CAIR today called on American Muslims and all those who seek justice and mutual understanding to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington with khutbas (Friday sermons) examining the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and by taking part in local and national events marking the occasion.
CAIR Action Alert 707:
Alert: Urge Your Members of Congress to Ban Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/31/2013) – CAIR yesterday joined other civil rights leaders at a news conference to support the reintroduction of the End Racial Profiling Act of 2013 (ERPA). Introduced earlier this year in the Senate, this bill would eliminate profiling based on race, ethnicity, national origin, and religion by federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement by changing core policies and procedures underlying this harmful practice.