(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/7/16) â€“ The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nationâ€™s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined a coalition of other interfaith and civic groups across the country in issuing a nationwide call asking Americans of all faith, racial and political backgrounds to commit to working with each other post-elections to build a more united country, regardless of who gets elected on Tuesday.
The campaign, titled #OnNovember9, asks all Americans to go on social media the day before the election and share the actions they will take to reduce the tensions brought about by this divisive election cycle.
Their #OnNovember9 pledges will serve as a reminder to all Americans that we can, and must, work together to rebuild our nationâ€™s unity.
Sample Tweets include the following:
- #OnNovember9, I pledge to visit a local house of worship different from my own and introduce myself as a loving neighbor
- #OnNovember9 I pledge to invite into my home friends or colleagues that voted differently than I did, and talk about how we move forward
- #OnNovember9 I pledge to not use divisive labels or make assumptions about people in social media or community gatherings
- #OnNovember9, I pledge to #ReviveCivility by listening w/out judgment & by acknowledging peoples' feelings of mistrust & injustice
The coalition is requesting individuals and groups to tweet/post with the hashtag #OnNovember9 on Monday, November 7th between 10 am and 1 pm EST.
CAIR is also asking Muslim community members to report any Election Day bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/civil-rights/report-an-incident/view/form.html
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR 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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