(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/12/17) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nationâ€™s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, announced today that it will be joining the Womenâ€™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.
â€œEvery American Muslim community should send a delegation to our nationâ€™s capital in support of the Womenâ€™s March on Washington,â€ said Government Affairs Director Robert S. McCaw. â€œMuslims 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 Womenâ€™s March on Washington will send a bold message to the new administration on its ï¬rst day in oï¬ƒce that womenâ€™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 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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