(TAMPA, FL, 11/12/13) –Â The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) said today that advertisements the organization produced to promote diversity and respect for civil rights went up on buses in Hillsborough County.
CAIR-FLâ€™s ads feature a photo of eight CAIR staffers and theÂ groupâ€™s logo, with the message: “Embracing Diversity at Work, Defending Civil Rights in the Community.” They had initially been blocked by the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) board of directors, but that rejection was reversed after an appeal to the board.
â€œWe are pleased to finally see our ads up on area buses and helping to promote mutual understanding and respect for the rights of all Floridians,â€ said CAIR-FL Tampa Executive Director Hassan Shibly.
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.
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CONTACT: CAIR-FL Tampa Executive Director Hassan Shibly, 813-541-4321, firstname.lastname@example.org;Â CAIR-Florida Communications Director Samantha Bowden, 703-298-7782, email@example.com; CAIR-South Florida Executive Director Nezar Hamze,954-673-9459, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com