Rally to focus on supporting Rep. Omar and sharing common Minnesota values, with the theme ‘Stand in Unity for: Love, Respect, Equality, Justice and Democracy’
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 4/15/19) – Later today, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will join a coalition of community organizations at a rally outside a Burnsville, Minn., business that President Trump is expected to visit.
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WHAT: Coalition of Community Groups Hold #WeStandWithIlhan Rally
WHEN: Monday, April 15, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: Nuss Truck and Equipment, 12540 Dupont Ave S, Burnsville, Minnesota 55337
CONTACT: CAIR-Minnesota Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-206-3360, jHussein@cair.com
The #WeStandWithIlhan rally is planned outside the Nuss Truck and Equipment in Burnsville beginning at 11:30 a.m. and was organized to support Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who has seen a sharp increase in direct death threats to her life after President Donald Trump targeted her with a tweet taking her remarks at a CAIR banquet in California out of context and adding false video links to the 9/11 terror attacks.
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#WeStandWithIlhan rally will focus on supporting Rep. Omar and sharing common Minnesota values, with the theme “Stand in Unity for: Love, Respect, Equality, Justice and Democracy.”
On Saturday, CAIR called on Democratic and Republican leadership to use their platforms to publicly and vocally stand in support of Rep. Omar, one of the first American Muslim women elected to U.S. Congress.
SEE: CAIR Calls on Leaders to Say #IStandWithIlhan After Trump Tweet Endangers Rep. Ilhan Omar
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.