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CAIR Joins Women’s March on Washington, Urges Muslim Support

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/12/17) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, announced today that it will be joining the Women’s March on Washington as a partner organization.

The march will take place at 10 a.m. the day after the presidential inauguration on Saturday, January 21, in Washington, D.C., with participants gathering at the intersection of Independence Avenue and Third Street S.W. Details about the route will be released closer to the date of the event.

WEBSITE: https://www.womensmarch.com/

FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/Womens-March-on-Washington-1338822066131069/

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/womensmarch

INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/womensmarch

“Every American Muslim community should send a delegation to our nation’s capital in support of the Women’s March on Washington,†said Government Affairs Director Robert S. McCaw. “Muslims stand in solidarity with members of every community whose rights have come under attack and status has been marginalized in the recent campaign cycle.â€

McCaw said the Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to the new administration on its ï¬rst day in office that women’s rights are human rights.

He added that CAIR joins other supporters of the march in pledging not to rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society.

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 misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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