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COVID-19 Community Update: Most State Primaries Postponed, Some Will Rely on Mail-In Voting – #MuslimsVote

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/26/20) – In light of the nationwide coronavirus outbreak, many states have postponed their primary elections or are transitioning to a vote-by-mail alternative. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is encouraging all Americans, including Muslims, to responsibly practice social distancing and participate in state primary elections by taking advantage of – where possible – early voting by mail or vote-by-mail alternatives. Subject to change, below are

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CAIR-NY Condemns More Anti-Asian Coronavirus-Related Hate Crimes, Welcomes NY Attorney General Launch of Hate Crimes Hotline

(NEW YORK, NY, 3/26/2020) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned two coronavirus-related hate crimes, this time an alleged theft and assault on an Asian-American woman and an alleged assault of an Asian-American man. Both incidents occurred on subway platforms in Brooklyn.  Police say an Asian-American woman was assaulted on Thursday evening, March 19, when an older man, Oswald Jones,

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CAIR Condemns Deadly Terror Attack on Sikh Worshipers in Afghanistan

(WASHINGTON, DC., 3/25/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a terror attack on a Sikh house of worship in Afghanistan’s capital that killed at least 25 worshipers. SEE: Afghan Officials Say 25 Killed in Kabul Attack on Sikhs https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/03/25/afghan-officials-say-25-killed-kabul-attack-sikhs.html In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said: “This cowardly attack on a house of worship must be condemned by all people of faith and

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CAIR ISLAM-OPED: Asian-Americans Deserve Our Solidarity, Not Bigotry

CAIR ISLAM-OPED: Asian-Americans Deserve Our Solidarity, Not Bigotry ISLAM-OPED is a syndication service of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, designed to offer an American Muslim perspective on current political, social and religious issues. ISLAM-OPED commentaries are offered free-of-charge to one media outlet in each market area. Permission for publication will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis.  Please consider the following commentary for publication. CONTACT: ihooper@cair.com TEL: Ibrahim Hooper,

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CAIR Condemns Racist Incidents Targeting Hmong Asian-Americans in Wisconsin

(WASHINGTON, DC., 3/25/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned attacks targeting Wisconsin’s Hmong community. [NOTE: The Hmong are an ethnic group from Southern China, Vietnam and Laos.] Alderperson Mary Thao spoke to the Wausau Police chief about claims of racist “attacks” over the weekend. Specifics of the incidents could not be provided because the incidents had not been reported directly to the police

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CAIR Joins COVID-19 Taskforce Policy Committee in Calling on Congressional Leadership to Pass ‘Phase 3’ Coronavirus Aid Bill

(WASHINGTON, DC., 3/25/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) joined fellow members of the Policy Committee of National Muslim COVID-19 Taskforce in a letter to U.S. House and Senate leadership calling on Congress to take action to finalize “Phase 3” legislation responding to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) – that includes at least $150 billion in direct aid to states for fiscal relief as they deploy their resources to address critical health needs of children, families, and the most vulnerable

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