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CAIR Welcomes Georgia Congressman’s Decision to Back Anti-Islamophobia Resolution

CAIR logo(ATLANTA, GA, 4/25/16) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA) today welcomed a decision by Rep. David Scott (D-GA) to co-sponsor an anti-Islamophobia congressional resolution (H.Res.569) following a meeting between his staff and representatives of that state’s Muslim community during National Muslim Advocacy Day on April 18th.

The second annual event, which was organized by the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), brought more than 300 American Muslims from around the nation to Capitol Hill to meet with their lawmakers.

SEE: Hundreds of Muslim Delegates Lobby Congress on ‘Record-Breaking’ National Advocacy Day 

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CAIR: 600+ to Take Part in April 25 California ‘Muslim Day at the Capitol’

cair ca logo(SANTA CLARA, CA, 4/22/16) - On Monday, April 25, more than 600 Muslims from across the state are expected to take part in the 5th annual “Muslim Day at the Capitol” (MDAC) in Sacramento, hosted by the California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA).

WHAT: 5th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol

WHEN: Monday, April 25, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: California State Capitol Building

CONTACT:  CAIR-CA Communications & Outreach Coordinator Nashwah Akhtar, 408-507-3886, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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CAIR-NJ Welcomes Resignation of Board of Education Member Who Posted Racist, Anti-Muslim Messages

cairnj(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., 4/22/16) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today welcomed the resignation of  Elmwood Park Board of Education member Gladys Gryskiewicz after she reportedly posted a series of racist and Islamophobic messages on her personal Facebook account.

CAIR-NJ: Elmwood Park School Trustee Resigns After Criticism Of Anti-Muslim Posts 

One post urged Muslims to "(s)tay in your desserts [sic] and follow your religion in your own countries." Another post declared, "The French told them to get lost and this is what our President should do," and continued, "Go back to your own country; America needs to get rid of people like you."

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CAIR-MN to Announce Filing of EEOC, NLRB Charges on Behalf of Somali Bus Drivers

CAIR MN logo(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 4/21/16) - On Friday, April 22, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold a news conference to announce the filing of discrimination charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and unfair labor practices charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on behalf of 15 bus drivers of Somali-heritage against Monarch Bus Services and the Minneapolis and Suburban Bus Company.

The Somali bus drivers will be present at the news conference.

WHAT: Press Conference to Announce EEOC Discrimination Charges and NLRB Unfair Labor Practices Charges Against School Bus Companies

WHERE: CAIR Minnesota, 2021 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55413 - Lower Level Conference Room

WHEN: Friday, April 22, 10:30 a.m.

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