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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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CAIR Asks NYPD, Other Police Departments to Probe Training by Islamophobe Ryan Mauro

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/21/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and other law enforcement agencies in that state to investigate whether any officers will attend a training conference later this month featuring notorious anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist Ryan Mauro, who promotes the debunked “Muslim no-go-zones” myth.

Mauro, who works for the anti-Muslim Clarion Project (formerly the Clarion Fund), is a featured speaker at the New York Tactical Officers Association’s Tactical Conference to be held April 26-28 in Verona, N.Y. One of his presentations is focused on “The Threat of Islamic Extremism in America and New York State.”

SEE: Keynote Speaker at New York Police Conference is Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theorist

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CAIR-LA Assists Jewish Student Penalized for Missing Exam on Religious Holiday

cair ca logoMuslim civil rights group convinces school to accommodate holidays for students of all faiths

(ANAHEIM, CA, 4/20/16) – The Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today welcomed the decision of a graduate pharmacy school in Los Angeles to allow students to observe their religious holiday without being penalized.

CAIR-LA’s legal department recently assisted a Jewish grad student in her second year of pharmacy school who was penalized for missing an exam on a religious holiday.

That student requested a religious holiday exemption prior to the start of the semester to observe two Jewish holidays, both of which fell on exam days. The first exam day fell on Yom Kippur and the makeup exam was scheduled on Sukkot.

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

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/19/2015) -- Some 330 delegates from more than 28 states are scheduled to meet this week with 225 elected officials and congressional staffers during the "record-breaking" second National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

The lobbying effort, the largest congressional Muslim advocacy event in the country, is sponsored by the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local American Muslim organizations.

Last year, 280 Muslim delegates from 20 states met with 200 congressional offices.

Muslim delegates participating in this year’s Muslim hill day event are scheduled to meet with a third of the House of Representatives and almost half of the Senate.

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