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CAIR-Columbus Hosts Governor’s Candidate Forum

43 DSC 0391On Sunday, February 11th, CAIR-Columbus hosted a Governor’s Candidate Forum at the Dublin Community Recreation Center in Dublin, Ohio.

Participants included State Senator Joe Schiavoni, former Congressman Dennis Kucinich, former Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O’Neill, and former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray. The event lasted approximately 90 minutes and was attended by over 200 people. Questions focused on the opioid crises, the environment, civil rights for religious and racial minorities, women in politics, and the environment.

Video of the event can be viewed here:

The forum was moderated by CAIR-Columbus Executive Director Jennifer Nimer and CAIR-Columbus Legal Director Romin Iqbal.

“It is great to see candidates for Ohio’s highest state office taking time out of their schedules to come and address Central Ohio’s American-Muslim community,” Nimer said. “We hope that people walk away from this event with a better idea of where each of these candidates stand on critical issues facing our state.”

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, CAIR-Ohio does not endorse any particular candidate or political party for any office.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization.  The CAIR-Ohio affiliate has three chapters in Ohio – Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati.  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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