(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/17/2017) — Beginning Monday, May 1, American Muslim delegates from across the nation will take part in the 3rd National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
The lobbying effort is sponsored by the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local American Muslim organizations. Muslim delegates are expected to meet with at least third of the House of Representatives and almost half of the Senate.
National Muslim Advocacy Day delegates will promote a legislative agenda in support of equality and social justice, and will outline the domestic priorities of the American Muslim community.
â€œBecause the possible erosion of civil rights and religious freedom under the incoming administration, it is critical that American Muslims make their voices heard to their national elected representatives,â€ said Robert McCaw CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department.
The second National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill took place in April of last year and was attended by 330 delegates from more than 28 states who met with some 225 congressional offices.
More details about the event will be coming soon so mark your calendars today.
Founding members of USCMO:
American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed).
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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