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ACTION ALERT: Texas Anti-BDS Law Plaintiff Bahia Amawi to Receive CAIR ‘American Muslim of the Year’ Award

There are only a few days left to reserve your tickets for CAIR’s 25th anniversary gala to be held Saturday, November 9, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. 

At the gala, Bahia Amawi will receive CAIR’s 2019 “American Muslim of the Year” award.

Earlier this year, CAIR welcomed a landmark victory in our First Amendment lawsuit on behalf of Amawi, a Texas speech language pathologist who lost her job because she refused to sign a “No Boycott of Israel” clause. 

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CAIR’s award honors an American Muslim who demonstrated “exemplary service to the country and the community” at the local or national level over the last year by “inspiring and empowering.” Previous awardees include Aneelah Afzali, Linda Sarsour, Khizr Khan, Ahmed Mohamed, Rep. Keith Ellison, and M.J. Khan.

Time is running out to purchase your tickets. In past years, the annual banquet has sold out. No tickets will be sold at the door, so register TODAY to make sure you don’t miss out.

Register online for the gala with special guest Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), political commentator Dean Obeidallah, activist and community leader Linda SarsourState Representative Movita Johnson-Harrell (D-PA), and motivational speaker Abderraoof Alkhawaldeh.


With the theme “Defending, Educating, and Empowering: Building the Next Generation of American Muslims,” the gala will celebrate CAIR’s 25 years of service to the community.

[NOTE: Use #CAIRSnapshots on Twitter to view all the short videos highlighting CAIR’s important work over the past quarter century.]

Reserve a Table(s) of 10:

Banquet tables for a family, business, mosque, or other group, may be reserved by calling 202-742-6454 or by emailing events@cair.comA table of 10 costs $1500. 

Disclaimer: All funds solicited in connection with this event are for CAIR, and not for Ilhan Omar or Ilhan Omar for Congress.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.


CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, 202-774-0770,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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