Hundreds of Texas Muslims to Lobby Lawmakers

Texas State Capitol building-thumbMuslim civil rights group will hold bi-annual event at State Capitol

(Houston, Texas, 1/23/15) -- On Thursday, January 29, some 1,000 Muslims will meet with state lawmakers in Austin as part of the bi-annual "Texas Muslim Capitol Day" organized by the Texas chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Texas), the nation's leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. Numerous other civic organizations are supporting the event.

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CAIR Concerned About Changes to Religious Holidays in Maryland County's School Calendar

CAIR-logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/20/15) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed concern about a recent vote by the Howard County Public School System's Board of Education's to modify the 2015-16 academic calendar in response to concerns from the Muslim community.

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CAIR Reps Speak at White House Rally on Gitmo Anniversary

On Sunday, January 11, CAIR staff joined a coalition of human rights activists, torture survivors, Guantanamo attorneys, 9-11 family members, and members of diverse faith communities at a rally outside the White House. After the rally, the protesters marched through the streets of D.C. to the National Archives to mark the 13th anniversary of the first arrival of prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. [More information]