(Baltimore, Md., 2/14/20) – Earlier this week, the Council on American-Islamic Relations co-hosted ‘2020 Maryland Muslim Lobby Day’ in Annapolis along with the United Maryland Muslim Council and the Prince George’s County Muslim Council. The event was attended by some 200 Muslims representing 11 counties across the state.
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Groups of Muslims, both young and old, arrived in the state capital earlier in the day with a key aim in mind – to meet with lawmakers and their staffs to discuss how they planned to strengthen …www.middleeasteye.net
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Attendees visited over sixty offices in both the House of Delegates and the Senate office buildings to lobby lawmakers on issues related to strengthening hate crime laws, ending genocide, protecting minors’ rights during law enforcement interrogation and opposing a problematic countering violence extremism bill in the state legislature.
Dozens of lawmakers, government appointees and elected officials attended the evening reception including Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, Maryland State Attorney General Brian Frosh and Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot.
Organizers presented the event sponsor, Senator Katie Hester, with a plaque recognizing her leadership and dedication to Maryland’s diverse communities.
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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 Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-971-6062