(Miami, FL, 1/29/2018) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations Florida (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization announces the official launch of Florida Muslim Capitol Day 2018 in cooperation with Florida Immigrant Coalition, ICNA Relief, Muslim Women’s Organization, Knowledge for Living, American Muslim Democratic Caucus, Hearken Media Group, UCF Muslim Student Organization, Florida Rights Restoration Committee, Helping Hands, and several other community partners,
Florida Muslim Capitol Day comprises a coalition of various Muslim organizations, institutions, mosques, community centers, schools, professionals, and individuals. Legislators will be meeting with their Muslim American constituents who make economic, cultural, and social contributions to the state.
WHAT: Florida Muslim Capitol Day Press Conference
WHEN: Tuesday, January 30th at 12:00 PM
WHERE: 3rd floor Rotunda, Capitol Building
Florida Muslim Capitol Day is a unique two-day, non-partisan event where Muslims across the state of Florida advocate for policies that protect their values, their neighbors, and the community in its entirety. With Islamophobia up by 500% in the state of Florida, Muslim Americans stand by the values of the U.S. Constitution which ensure equal representation for all individuals living in the United States regardless of income, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, or immigration status.
“Florida Muslim Capitol Day’s participants together with their legislators represent the monumental strides in working together for the best interest of our State. Muslim Americans are advocating for legislation that protects and serves the immigrant and marginalized communities of Florida and shields their community from islamophobic attacks. Efforts include the Florida TRUST Act, legislation affecting the restoration of civil rights, and criminal justice reform. As Floridians, we oppose any unconstitutional legislation that suppresses our freedom of speech and the right to protest. Florida Muslims are speaking up”, said Rasha Mubarak, CAIR-Florida Orlando Regional Director.
There are three opportunities for elected officials participation and media coverage:
- Monday, January 29th-6:30 PM: Networking Reception and Dinner on the 22nd floor at the Capitol Building
- Tuesday, January 30th-12:00 PM: Speaking opportunity at the #FMCD2018 Press Conference in the 3rd floor Rotunda. Speakers must RSVP with Barbara Valencia (bValencia@cair.com).
CAIR-Florida is the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties of all people, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR-Florida 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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CAIR-Florida’s Communications Director, Wilfredo A. Ruiz, email@example.com, 305.502.6749
CAIR-Florida’s Orlando Regional Director, Rasha Mubarak, rMubarak@cair.com, 407.440.9252 ext. 310