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TIME CHANGE – DC: CAIR, Civil Rights Partners to Respond to Expected Trump Announcement of Expanded Muslim Ban

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/31/20) – Later today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), along with other civil rights organizations, will hold a news conference to respond to President Trump’s expected announcement of an expansion of the Muslim Ban executive orders. CAIR NEWS CONFERENCE TIME CHANGE FROM 3 P.M. TO 5 P.M. TRAVEL BAN ANNOUNCEMENT EXPECTED AT 3:15 P.M. – Acting Secretary of DHS Chad Wolf has scheduled a briefing on security updates at that time. [MEDIA NOTE:

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DC: CAIR, Civil Rights Partners to Respond to Expected Trump Announcement of Expanded Muslim Ban

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/30/20) – On Friday, January 31, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), along with other civil rights organizations, will hold a news conference to respond to President Trump’s expected announcement of an expansion of the Muslim Ban executive orders. [MEDIA NOTE: If the expansion has not been announced by the time of the news conference, contact CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-999-8292, rmccaw@cair.com, for updates.] WHAT: CAIR, Civil Rights Partners Respond to Expected

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CAIR Applauds Maryland Lawmakers for Overriding Governor’s Veto of DREAM Act Tuition Bill

(BALTIMORE, MD, 1/30/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today applauded Maryland state lawmakers on affirming their support for undocumented students’ access to education by voting to override Governor Hogan’s veto of last year’s DREAM Act tuition bill. SEE: Maryland lawmakers override 5 vetoes by the governor https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/maryland-lawmakers-override-5-vetoes-by-the-governor/2020/01/30/5ad72d22-438b-11ea-99c7-1dfd4241a2fe_story.html “Today’s news is a victory for everyone who believes that all young people deserve an opportunity to secure an education and a better future for themselves regardless of

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CAIR Decries Rhode Island City Council’s Decision to Honor ‘White Nationalist’

UPDATE: Mr. Dionne has since contacted CAIR to explain the “white nationalist†quote misrepresents his views and that he rejects white supremacy and racism of any kind. CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper joined Mr. Dionne on his radio program on Monday, Feb. 3, during which Mr. Dionne issued a clear repudiation of any form of bigotry. (WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/30/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization,

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CAIR-Georgia Announces Scholar-Activist Abdullah Jaber as Muslim Civil Rights Group’s Next Executive Director

(ATLANTA, GA – 1/30/2020) — The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced that activist, educator and former imam Abdullah Jaber has been chosen to serve as the next director of the Muslim civil rights organization effective March 1, 2020. SEE: CAIR-Ga. Names New Executive Director https://www.ajc.com/news/local/cair-names-new-executive-director/gp7eWQ7gb8fBKdqVglt7wO/ Jaber previously served as resident scholar and imam at Masjid Omar, one of Georgia’s largest Islamic houses of worship. He is also a former

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TODAY: CAIR Assists Baltimore Youth in Holding Town Hall Series Featuring Mayoral Candidates

(BALTIMORE, MD, 1/30/20) – This morning, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is assisting Baltimore-area youth in holding a news conference announcing the first of a series of ‘Youth Town Halls’ intended to connect the city’s youth with city leadership on a more personal level to discuss a variety of issues. WHAT: News Conference Announcing First in Series of ‘Youth Town Halls’ featuring Mayoral Candidates to be held later this evening WHEN: Thursday, January 30, 11 a.m. WHERE:

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