Participants to discuss school bullying, healthcare, voting rights, minimum wage with lawmakers
(LEXINGTON, KY, 1/19/20) â€“Â OnÂ Wednesday, January 22, the Kentucky chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Kentucky), along with members of Muslim communities and organizations from across the state will host the first annual â€œMuslim Day at the State Capitolâ€Â at the State Capitol Building in Frankfort, Ky.
WHAT: CAIR-Kentucky Hosts 1stÂ Annual Muslim Day at the State Capitol
WHEN: 9 a.m. â€“ 4 p.m.
WHERE: 700 Capitol Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601
CONTACT: CAIR-Kentucky Chair Waheedah Muhammad, (859) 545-0651,Â wMuhammad@cair.com
REGISTER: Muslim Day at the State Capitol
SEE: Muslims to Gather Wednesday at Capitol
In a statement, CAIR-Kentucky Chair Waheedah Muhammad said:
â€œWe want Muslims to have a voice in the issues that affect our lives and the lives of all Kentuckians. We hope that with the training and the experience of Muslim Day at the State Capitol, Kentucky Muslims will be encouraged and confident to become even more civically engaged.Â When we are engaged and advocate for what makes life better for Muslims — like safe schools and equity in maternal healthcare — we are advocating for what makes life better for all Americans.â€
The main session forÂ Muslim Day at the State CapitolÂ is from 10 a.m. to noon and will include welcoming remarks and short presentations by several legislators, CAIR national and CAIR-Kentucky representatives.
During pre-arranged meetings throughout the day, attendees will meet with legislators and their staff to advocate for bills focusing on anti-bullying in schools, erasing maternal healthcare disparities for women of color, re-enfranchisement of voting rights, and increasing the hourly minimum wage.Â Â
Muslim Day at the State CapitolÂ activities also include trainings, town hall discussions, tours of the Capitol, and a special educational program for middle school students who will be attending from Lexington and Louisville Muslim schools.
CAIRâ€™s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.