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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR COMMUNITY ADVISORY: Congress Passes, White House Signs Coronavirus Aid Package Providing Economic Relief, Direct Payments, Expanded Unemployment Benefits

Find out if you qualify for a direct payment or from expanded unemployment benefits (WASHINGTON, DC., 3/30/20) – On Friday, the White House signed into law third coronavirus aid package to help keep American businesses and individuals afloat amid the nationwide pandemic that has temporarily closed thousands of business across the country and left millions more furloughed or unemployed. Breaking down the $2 trillion Coronavirus Economic Stabilization Act of 2020, it provides: $560 billion in direct payments to

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-Florida Calls for Hate Crime Probe of 2nd Neo-Nazi Vandalism, This Time Targeting Bernie Sander’s Campaign Office in Florida

(TAMPA, FL, 3/30/2020) – The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate the second neo-Nazi vandalism incident in less than a week, this time targeting the Bernie Sanders’ campaign offices in Florida. Media reports highlighted a swastika spray-painted on the office walls and windows along with the words “Voting couldn’t stop us last

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR ACTION ALERT: U.S. Muslims Encouraged to Fill Out Census Forms Online

(WASHINGTON, DC., 3/30/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is encouraging American Muslims to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census – which is happening now. Muslims can fill out the census form online using their computer, phone, or tablet. Community members may also respond by phone or by mail. Responding Online Today: https://my2020census.gov/ Full participation in the census ensures that American Muslims will be better represented in Congress

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Ibrahim Hooper

TONIGHT: National Muslim Scholar Imam Suhaib Webb to Discuss Death, Funerals, Prayer During the Coronavirus Pandemic

(WASHINGTON, DC., 3/30/20) – This evening, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will host nationally-known Muslim scholar Imam Suhaib Webb on its third live 30-minute “Daily Dose: COVID Conversations with CAIR” at 8 p.m. (ET) on Facebook. GO TO: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational Tonight’s program is themed “Real Talk with Imam Suhaib Webb: Janazas, Jumah and Other Tough Coronavirus Pandemic Topics” and will include discussion of the Islamic perspective

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR–Alabama Urges Officials to Protect Civil Rights, Inmates and Disabled in Coronavirus Response

(BIRMINGHAM, AL, 3/29/2020) – The Alabama chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Alabama) today urged public officials ensure adherence to the basic civil and human rights for everyone – and particularly for vulnerable populations of inmates and the disabled — in that state. “Like past challenges, the COVID-19 pandemic is a call to action to our nation’s better angels,” says CAIR-Alabama’s Executive Director Hamid M. Khan. “The civil and human rights of all Alabamians should not

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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-Minnesota Condemns Racist COVID-19 Note Left On an Asian-American Couple’s Door

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 3/28/20) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Minnesota) today condemns a racist COVID-19 note left on an Asian-American couple’s door in Woodbury. The couple found an anonymous letter taped to their door reading, “We’re watching you [expletives]. take the chinese virus back to china. We don’t want you … infecting us with your diseases!!!!!!!!!!” The note was signed, “your friendly neighbors.” SEE: Asian-Americans in Minnesota face insults, hostility during virus

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