(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/7/2018) – The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is again calling on all Americans who respect the Constitution and value human rights to tell their Senators and members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to oppose the confirmation of Gina Haspel as the new CIA director.
Haspel is scheduled to appear before the committee on Wednesday and reportedly considered withdrawing from the nomination process because of increasing opposition to her past actions.
CLICK HERE TO EMAIL AND CALL THE U.S. SENATE AND SENATE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE TO OPPOSE HASPEL’S CONFIRMATION AS CIA DIRECTOR
While at the CIA, Haspel not only oversaw the torture of detainees, but she helped destroy the evidence documenting the abuses in direct violation of U.S. law and executive orders.
In addition to issuing a click-and-send action alert, CAIR is releasing a congressional fact sheet, titled “U.S. Senate: Oppose and Block the Confirmation of Torturer Gina Haspel as CIA Director,” for concerned citizens and activists to forward on to their senators and members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Members of the public are being asked to take the following actions to oppose and block Haspel’s confirmation as CIA Director:
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/26/18) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged the nation’s Muslim community to prepare for the upcoming holy month of Ramadan by better understanding their legal rights in the workplace and school.
Helpful tips to remember when asking for a Religious Accommodation from your Employer:
Accommodation requests can include being excused from strenuous physical activity and a day off for upcoming Eid religious holiday.
For assistance requesting a religious accommodation, community members are encouraged to contact their local CAIR chapter or CAIR's Civil Rights Department by filing a report at http://www.cair.com/report or by calling CAIR’s civil rights hotline at 202-742-6420.
Rally to coincide with Supreme Court hearing oral arguments on Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban 3.0
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/24/18) -- On Wednesday, April 25, as the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the case challenging President Trump’s “Muslim Ban 3.0,” the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join a coalition of national and local civil and human rights groups and American Muslim organizations for a #NoMuslimBanEver rally outside the Supreme Court building.
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/442545896184308/
CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad will be one of the featured speakers during the event.
“This rally will show that the Muslim community, in coalition with the others minority communities under attack by this administration, are mobilizing against President Trump’s unconstitutional anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant and anti-refugee agenda,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw.
WHAT: #NoMuslimBanEver Rally
WHEN: Wednesday, April 25, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Outside the Supreme Court of the United States, 1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543
The #NoMuslimBanEver campaign, a coalition of national and local civil and human rights groups and American Muslim organizations, is mobilizing and organizing events around the country to help lead the fight against President Trump’s latest unconstitutional Muslim ban, as well as other discriminatory immigration policies that criminalize and negatively impact American Muslim communities across the country.
#NoMuslimBanEver coalition members previously co-sponsored a rally and march outside the White House on October 18, 2017, the date the president’s most recent Muslim Ban was scheduled to take effect.
CAIR said it has witnessed an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president. The Washington-based civil rights organization has also repeatedly expressed concern about Islamophobic and racist Trump administration policies and appointments.
The Washington-based civil rights and advocacy organization urges community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/report
CAIR launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. CAIR is urging American Muslims and members of other minority groups to download the app and utilize this resource to stay informed and empowered.
For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here: http://www.cair.com/app
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.
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