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CAIR Director to Join CAPAC, Community Leaders at Press Conference to Oppose Targeting of Muslims and Refugees

CAIR logoWASHINGTON, D.C., 1/31/17 – Tomorrow, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) National Executive Director Nihad Awad will join members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) and leaders from the Asian

 American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Muslim communities for a press conference opposing President Donald Trump’s Executive Order banning Muslims and refugees from entering the United States. Speakers will discuss the negative impacts of these xenophobic

 and anti-Muslim actions and urge President Trump to end this policy.



  • Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), CAPAC Chair
  • Rep. Grace Meng (NY-06)
  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07)
  • Christopher Kang, National Director, National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)
  • Nihad Awad, National Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
  • Suman Raghunathan, Executive Director, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
  • Quyen Dinh, Executive Director, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
  • Additional CAPAC Members

WHAT: CAPAC Press Conference Opposing President Trump’s Executive Orders on Muslims and Refugees

WHEN: Wednesday, February 1, 10 AM – 10:30 AM

WHERE: House Triangle, United States Capitol, East Front, Washington, DC 20016

Press are asked to RSVP to Alton Wang (202-225-5464 |


The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and Members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and

 Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Currently chaired by Congresswoman Judy Chu, CAPAC has been addressing the needs of the AAPI community in all areas of American life since it was founded in 1994.

CONTACT: Alton Wang, 202-225-5464 |

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