Government Affairs Reports

The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Government Affairs Department represents and advocates the interests of the American Muslim community to the United States Congress, the Executive Branch, and other governmental agencies and entities. We promote civic engagement by helping American Muslims connect with their elected officials, stay informed, and register to vote. The department actively monitors […]

Register to Vote

FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE REGISTERING TO VOTE You must be a United States citizen who will be 18 or older on Election Day in order to register to vote. Each state has its own guidelines about who can register, how to register and what information you need to provide. Additionally, each state sets […]

Guides to Muslim Religious Practices

CAIR offers a series of guides to explain relevant Muslim religious practices to employers, educators, healthcare providers, and law enforcement and correctional facility agents. An Educator’s Guide to Islamic Religious Practices View guide An excellent introduction to Muslim religious practices for educators and school administrators, this guide is a tool to promote diversity and accommodate […]

Request a Speaker

If you are looking for a speaker for an event related to Islam or American Muslims, we may be able to help. We might recommend a CAIR official when appropriate, or help put you in touch with another knowledgeable speaker. [NOTE: This page is for requesting in-person or webinar presentations. If you are a member of […]

Book a CAIR Workshop

In an effort to better serve the community, CAIR National would like to extend our programs and support, free of charge, to non-profit organizations, mosques, youth groups, and community centers interested in hosting workshops in the DC Metropolitain area. Below are descriptions for some of the workshops we offer: “Know Your Rights”: an interactive workshop […]

CAIR Civil Rights Reports

CAIR began documenting anti-Muslim incidents following the 1995 attack on the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, when some commentators initially blamed Muslims for the bombing. Before the real perpetrators were identified, unsubstantiated rhetorical links sparked a wave of anti-Muslim hysteria that resulted in almost 250 incidents of harassment, discrimination and actual violence against American […]

Know Your Rights

Download “Know Your Rights” Guides In Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian, Farsi, Somali, Urdu, And English English: Know Your Rights as a Student Know Your Rights as an Employee Know Your Rights With Law Enforcement/FBI Know Your Rights While Traveling What to Do After a Hate Crime/Incident Know Your Rights While Protesting Arabic: Know Your Rights as […]

Guides and toolkits

In addition to our reports and surveys, CAIR’s pocket guides, toolkits and other publications are available for download. Please contact us for information about ordering hard copies. Know your rights pocket guide This guide informs American Muslims of our legal rights. These are the same rights all Americans enjoy, but the guide focuses on issues […]