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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Action Alert: Urge Congress to Vote ‘YES’ to Repeal the #MuslimBan, #AfricanBan

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/21/20) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on every American to urge their member of the U.S. House Representatives to vote “YES” for the NO BAN Act (H.R.2214) – a comprehensive bill repealing the Muslim Ban/African Ban. The act has been scheduled for a floor vote in the House this Wednesday, July 22. TAKE ACTION: This Wed. Congress Must Vote “YES” to Repeal the #MuslimBan,

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-Ohio Urges State Senate to Reject Bill 317, Submits Opponent Testimony on Teachers Carrying Guns

(COLUMBUS, OH – 7/20/2020) – The Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) today urged the Ohio Senate to reject Senate Bill 317, a bill that would drastically reduce the safety training requirements for teachers carrying guns in Ohio elementary, middle and high schools.  CAIR-Ohio will be providing opponent testimony tomorrow in the Senate Government Oversight and Reform committee. READ: CAIR-Ohio Testimony https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/SB317.pdf Video: CAIR-Ohio Urges Rejection of Senate Bill 317, Submits Opponent Testimony on

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Welcomes Federal Court Decision Advancing Broad Challenge to Terror Watchlist

(WASHINGTON, DC, 7/20/20) –The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed a Maryland federal court’s decision to advance the Muslim civil rights organization’s broadest challenge to the terror watchlist to date.   That decision paves the way for CAIR’s legal team to depose agency officials and obtain documents throughout the federal government and highlights the role played by the shadowy, supra-agency body called the Watchlist Advisory Council, which oversees the federal government’s watchlisting system.  READ: Judge’s Decision

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR Welcomes Resignation of Va. Historical Society Head Over Racist Post, Charges for Racist Threat in Utah

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/20/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed both the resignation of the a Virginia historical society leader over a racist social media post and charges brought against a Utah man for an alleged racist threat. In Virginia, the president of the Danville Historical Society received criticism for calling the Rumors of War statue in Richmond a “c**n on a horse.” After the post was

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR, CAIR-Georgia Remember John Lewis as a Civil Rights Hero Who Stood Against Injustice Across Decades and Generations

(WASHINGTON, DC – 7/18/2020) — The national and Georgia offices of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today extended condolences to the family of Congressman John Lewis, a civil rights legend who advanced justice for generations of Americans, including American Muslims. SEE: John Lewis, lion of civil rights and Congress, dies at 80 https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/john-lewis-lion-of-civil-rights-and-congress-dies-at-80-1.5029521 Elizabeth Warren, John Lewis, other reps go to airports to protest Trump’s

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Condemns Racist, Islamophobic Comments by Maryland Board of Education Candidate

(BALTIMORE, MD, 7/17/20) – The Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned racist comments reportedly made by Calvert County Board of Education candidate Dawn Keen who alleged that people “whose skin is Black work less” than people “whose skin is white”, and that “equity is racism.” VIEW POSTS: https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/IMG_7574.jpg In social media posts that were shared with CAIR, Keen also claimed that “equity stuff was planned by terrorists, and [the constituent who challenged her

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