Good News: Why is 163 an important number?


As-salaamu alaykum,


I am pleased to tell you that over the past two days, as part of our service to you, CAIR experts fromNihad Awad across the nation came to Washington, D.C., and held a record number of meetings on Capitol Hill to advocate on your behalf discussing issues such as protecting children from bullies, immigration reform, and airport profiling.

The total number of congressional office visits during this 7th annual event so far has topped 163, including 100 Democratic and 63 Republican offices. CAIR is making sure your voice is heard in Washington.


Last year CAIR met with 113 congressional offices. This year’s effort represents a 44 percent increase in the number of congressional offices that heard our community’s voice.


Efforts like this cost money. CAIR representatives came to Washington, D.C. because an empowered Muslim community must have a direct voice in congressional hallways.


The simple logistics of arranging meetings with so many congressional offices and making sure the community is represented in a professional manner are what CAIR does best, but we cannot do it alone.


I hope you will take a moment to support this record-setting effort to make the American Muslim voice heard in Congress. You pay taxes. Your voice needs to be part of any conversation about policies that dictate how those taxes are used.


Please, donate right now to show your support for an empowered Muslim community. I urge you to consider giving $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $2,500, $5,000, or whatever you can.


CAIR is a tax-deductible and zakat-eligible nonprofit organization.



[Please send this appeal to your friends and family, and post on Facebook, Twitter and other networks.]

You can also mail your contribution to: CAIR, 453 New Jersey Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C., 20003.

Thank you for your support and may God bless you.




Nihad Awad
CAIR National Executive Director





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