CAIR is urging American Muslims to take advantage of the August congressional recess -- during which members of Congress return home to spend time with their constituents -- by scheduling in-district office meetings or attend town halls to build greater momentum on issues already being supported by Muslim organizations, activists and communities nationwide.
CAIR Action Alert: Muslim Voters Urged to Meet with Members of Congress During August Recess
We are encouraging Muslim community members to print out downloadable copies of legislative fact sheets CAIR prepared for distribution to members of Congress and their staff at town halls and to leave behind during one-on-one meetings.
CAIR leave-behind documents prepared for the August recess include:
CAIR Legislative Fact Sheet: 115th Congress: Support Legislation That Protects the U.S. Constitutional Rights of American Muslims
CAIR Legislative Fact Sheet: Opposing Limits on Free Speech & Boycotts, Reject the Israel Anti-Boycott Act
CAIR Legislative Fact Sheet: In Support of a Congressional Resolution Recognizing the Contributions of Our Nation's Muslim Citizens
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/27/2017) -- CAIR is urging American Muslims voters to take advantage of the upcoming August recess -- during which members of Congress return home to spend time with their constituents -- by requesting meetings to advocate on state and national issues of importance that include: opposing the Trump administration's "Muslim Ban" executive orders; rejecting religious profiling and questioning at the border; opposing limits on free speech and boycotts; and, recognizing the accomplishments of U.S. Muslims.
Each year, Congress recesses for the month of August. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are expected to begin their summer break on July 28, while the Senate has at least delayed its recess until August 11 to further consider health care reform.
While members of Congress are in their home districts for the annual summer break, it is important for American Muslims to schedule in-district office meetings or attend town halls to build greater momentum on issues already being supported by Muslim organizations, activists and communities nationwide.
[NOTE: On May 1 and 2, more than 400 delegates from 30 states met with some 230 elected officials and congressional staffers during the third annual National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., in support of U.S. Muslim rights.]
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/17/17) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on all Americans to thank members of the U.S. House of Representatives for the bi-partisan defeat of Congressman Trent Franks' (R-AZ) stigmatizing “Strategic Assessments” of Islamic doctrine amendment number 13 to H.R. 2810, to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.
TAKE ACTION HERE - THANK YOUR ELECTED HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE TODAY
Congressional opposition to the amendment was led by Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee Adam Smith (D-WA).
Last Thursday, the amendment was debated on the House floor with Rep. Franks in support and Representatives Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Keith Ellison (D-MN), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) opposing.