WA-Gov-CAIRBy Venice Buhain, The Capitol Record

Muslims from around Washington gathered for the annual Muslim Lobby Day in Olympia Monday to talk to legislators about limiting drones, funding for housing and passing the DREAM Act.

About 550 people registered for the annual event, Arsalan Bukhari, a staff member for the Council on American-Islamic Relations of Washington, known as CAIR Washington. The organization advocates for Muslims and Muslim American relations.

According to CAIR Washington, the three issues are at the top of its legislative priorities this year:

Gov. Jay Inslee addressed the group as they organized at The Olympia Center Monday morning and said he hoped that the DREAM Act of Washington would pass this year.

“This is the best day to talk about the DREAM Act, to talk about the dreams of all our students,” he said. (Read more)

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