Muslims participating in Women’s March on Washington asked to pick up signs at CAIR’s Capitol Hill HQ
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/18/17) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today asked Muslim participants in the January 21st Women’s March on Washington to pick up signs for the event at its Capitol Hill headquarters, which is near the march’s kick-off location.
[NOTE: CAIR is a partner organization for the march and a representative of the civil rights organization is scheduled to speak at the event.]
Signs that will be offered to march participants include “Women’s Rights are Human Rights, “Muslims Support Justice and Equality for All” and “Say No to a ‘Muslim Registry.” They will be available for pick up beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, at CAIR’s office, 453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/17/2017) -- Beginning Monday, May 1, American Muslim delegates from across the nation will take part in the 3rd National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
The lobbying effort is sponsored by the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local American Muslim organizations. Muslim delegates are expected to meet with at least third of the House of Representatives and almost half of the Senate.
National Muslim Advocacy Day delegates will promote a legislative agenda in support of equality and social justice, and will outline the domestic priorities of the American Muslim community.
(ATLANTA, GA - 1/17/17) - The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-GA), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Gwinnett County Commissioner Tommy Hunter to either apologize or resign for calling civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) a "racist pig" in a Facebook post.
"Georgia Muslims feel a special affection for Congressman John Lewis, whose legacy reminds our community that advancing civil rights and defeating bigotry are achievable goals," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA. "If a civil rights icon like Representative Lewis is not safe from vile words of hatred, no one is. Mr. Hunter should apologize without reservation or resign without delay."
(SAN JOSE, CA, 01/13/17) - On Monday, January 16, in honor of Martin Luther King Day, leaders from local mosques including the Muslim Community Association, SABA Islamic Center, South Bay Islamic Association, and West Valley
Muslim Association will welcome the Diocese of San Jose's Bishop Patrick J. McGrath and members of local Catholic congregations for an event to express mutual understanding and support between the community. The afternoon program will include comments from the Bishop and several other leaders and a shared meal among attendees.