(MESA, AZ, 3/1/18) – On Friday, March 2, the Arizona chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-AZ) and representatives of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at Arizona State University (ASU) will hold a press conference to announce a lawsuit against ASU and the Arizona Board of Regents.
The lawsuit, filed today by the CAIR Legal Defense Fund in Washington, D.C., challenges that state’s statute (Arizona 35-393.01), which prohibits activity involving Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) in support of Palestinian human rights. Contract terms used by ASU in adherence to Arizona 35-393.01 prohibits groups and organizations from inviting speakers to campus who are affiliated with the BDS movement.
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CAIR, along with plaintiffs from American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) and Dr. Hatem Bazian, are challenging the law as a fundamental violation of the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech. Raees Mohamed of Kelly Warner, PLLC is co-counsel on the lawsuit.
WHAT: CAIR-AZ/MSA Press Conference Announcing Lawsuit Against ASU/Arizona Board of Regents Over Violation of Free Speech WHO: CAIR-AZ and Muslim Students
WHEN: Friday, March 2, 2 p.m.
WHERE: 1819 S. Dobson Rd, Suite 214, Mesa, AZ 85202
CONTACT: CAIR-AZ Executive Director Imraan Siddiqi, 480-704-3786, email@example.com
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to 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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CONTACT: CAIR-AZ Executive Director Imraan Siddiqi, 480-704-3786, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Litigation Director Lena Masri, 248-390-9784, email@example.com; CAIR Senior Litigation Attorney Gadeir Abbas, 720-251-0425, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com