(South Plainfield, NJ, 6/17/2013) - The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) is calling on all New Jersey residents that value their right to privacy and reject religious profiling to contact their state senator about a bill (Bill A-2984) introduced to address the controversial surveillance program of the NYPD that specifically targeted Muslims. The bill has already passed the General Assembly and is currently in the Senate.
The bill resulted from a series of articles in the Associated Press that the NYPD was operating secretly within New Jersey, monitoring Islamic Centers, Muslim businesses, and Muslim student organizations.
Action Requested: Visit the New Jersey legislature website and contact your state senator to express your support for Bill A-2984.
CAIR-NJ is a chapter of America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Civil Rights Director Khurrum Ali, 908.668.5900, [email protected]