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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-Georgia thanks Georgia State Legislature for Resolution Recognizing Holy Month of Ramadan

(Atlanta, GA – 3/5/2021) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today commended the Georgia state legislature for unanimously adopting a resolution recognizing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and extending best wishes to all in Georgia and around the world.   On February 26, 2021, the Georgia House of Representatives adopted House Resolution 259, which was co-sponsored by Rep. Kennard, Rep. Marin, Rep. Rebecca Mitchell, Rep. Hutchinson, Rep. Nguyen, and Rep. Park.  SEE: House Resolution Recognizing the Holy Month of Ramadan  Abdullah Jaber, Executive Director of

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Welcomes Vote to Remove Confederate Monument from North Carolina Courthouse

Muslim civil rights group also decries Alabama’s rejection of bill allowing removal of Confederate monuments (WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/5/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today welcomed a vote to remove a Confederate monument from outside a courthouse in Statesville, N.C.   North Carolina’s Iredell County commissioners voted 4 to 1 Tuesday to relocate the statue of a Confederate soldier. SEE: County votes to move Confederate statue from

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Condemns Mocking of Maryland Latina Councilmember’s Accent During Virtual Meeting on Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

(BALTIMORE, MD, 3/5/21) – The Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned the mocking of Montgomery County Councilwoman Nancy Navarro’s accent during a virtual zoom meeting Tuesday on how the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in had failed communities of color in her Maryland county.   SEE: A Latina councilmember’s discussion on Zoom about racial disparities was interrupted by people laughing about her accent https://www.cnn.com/2021/03/04/us/montgomery-county-council-md-accent-laughing-trnd/index.html The comments were made by two Montgomery County Media

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR: U.S. Palestinian, Muslim Groups Denounce Biden Administration’s Opposition to ICC Israel War Crimes Investigation, Minimizing as ‘Palestine Situation’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/4/21) – Today, American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) denounced U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken and the Biden Administration’s opposition to the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) investigation into Israeli war crimes in illegally-occupied Palestinian territories. The groups also decried the characterization of Israel’s occupation as the “Palestine situation.” Following a five-year preliminary investigation, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced on Wednesday the court has jurisdiction in the

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Names Former CAIR-Florida Leader Thania Diaz Clevenger as National Chief Operating Officer in D.C.

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/4/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced that CAIR-Florida’s chief operations director Thania Diaz Clevenger has been named national chief operating officer at its Capitol Hill headquarters in Washington, D.C.  Clevenger graduated magna cum laude from Saint Leo University with a degree in Criminal Justice and received her law degree from Stetson University College of Law. Prior to working with CAIR-Florida, Clevenger was a member of the

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-NY: NY Muslim Voter Project to Launch Campaign with Voter Registration Drives Across NYC

(NEW YORK, NY, 3/04/21) – Tomorrow, March 5 at 2 p.m. ET, the NY Muslim Voter Project (MVP) will host a press conference at Masjid At-Taqwa in Brooklyn to announce the launch of a voter registration drive across New York City. At the event, the NY MVP Coalition will also register voters for the upcoming elections.    As part of the campaign kickoff, NY MVP coalition members will be conducting voter registration drives in all boroughs over the weekend.    WHAT: Press Conference Kicking Off NY MVP Voter Registration Campaign &

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