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CAIR, Community Partners to Co-Host Candidates’ Forum for Maryland’s 7th Congressional District

(BALTIMORE MD, 1/24/20) – This Sunday, January 26, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the United Maryland Muslim Council (UMMC) and Dar Al Taqwa will co-host a Congressional Candidates’ Forum ahead of Maryland’s 7th Congressional District special election on February 4, 2020. 

WHAT: Maryland 7th Congressional District Candidate’s Forum 

WHEN: Sunday, January 26, 2 p.m.

WHERE: Dar Al Taqwa Mosque, 10740 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, Md. 21042

CONTACT: CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry, 410-971-6062,

“We urge our community to attend and take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about where candidates stand on issues that affect us,†said Dar Al Taqwa Board Member Shaista Hira. “As an engaged body, we can ensure that our elected representatives are making the best decisions on behalf of the Muslim community.â€

“It is critical for the Muslim Community to act, meet candidates for the 7th congressional district, and make the right choice for themselves and their children’s future,†said UMMC President Rizwan Siddiqi. 

“Our vote is our voice, and it is powerful individually and collectively,†said CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry. “This forum is being organized to promote civic engagement and help our communities make an informed decision in this important election.â€

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,, 410-971-6062

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