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Action Alert: Contact Macy’s to Support Modest Clothing Line Being Attacked Online by Islamophobes

screenshot www.huffingtonpost.com 2018.02.09 14 40 18(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/9/18) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Americans of all faiths and backgrounds who value religious diversity and respect for personal choice to show support for a Macy’s clothing line offering Muslim-friendly modest attire that is coming under attack by Islamophobes.

Earlier this month, Macy’s launched the Verona Collection featuring a “selection of versatile, ready-to-wear pieces including dresses, tops, cardigans, pants and hijabs in a variety of colors and fabrics.” The modest clothing will be available on macys.com beginning on February 15. Macy’s is the latest retailers to begin offering modest attire, joining Nike and American Eagle.

SEE: The Workshop at Macy’s Alumni Verona Collection Launches on Macys.com in February

Since Macy’s announced this new modest clothing line, it has come under attack online by Islamophobes who routinely attack any manifestation of Islam in American society.

SEE: Macy's Attacked Online After Announcing Muslim-Friendly Clothing Line

CAIR is urging community members to contact Macy’s to push back against the Islamophobic campaign against the clothing line.

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED:

CONTACT Macy’s to express your support for the company’s effort to be inclusive of all faiths and to offer women, regardless of their religion or background, choices of modest clothing.

CONTACT:

Macy’s Media Relations

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TWEET: @Macys

CALL: 212-494-3000 Option *2

Community members are being urged 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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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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