(ANAHEIM, CA, 1/17/18) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) is proud to be a co-sponsor of the Orange County and Los Angeles Women’s Marches occurring this coming Saturday.
CAIR-LA’s Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, Asmaa Ahmed, will speak at the Los Angeles Women’s March.
“I am marching because my fight as a Muslim and a Pakistani-American woman against the Trump administration’s marginalization of Muslims and minorities is unyielding,” said Ahmed. “I will continue to march, to organize and to turn out the vote, until every community whose rights have come under attack and whose status has been marginalized has a voice and feels protected.”
CAIR-LA and Ahmed were also a part of the Orange County Women’s March planning committee. As a part of CAIR-CA’s ongoing voter registration campaign and in anticipation of the Women’s March, CAIR-LA produced a video of women from across the Greater Los Angeles Area that highlights the importance of marching and voting in 2018.
The video was produced as a part of a 2017 partnership between CAIR California (CAIR-CA) and NextGen America, a national philanthropic organization dedicated to supporting immigrant rights, affordable health care, prosperity, and equality.
CAIR-CA hosted over 50 voter registration events, registered more than 700 individuals and collected over 3000 voter pledge cards in the second half of 2017 as a result of its partnership with Next Gen California’s voter registration and civic engagement campaign.
“We are grateful for NextGen’s support with our voter registration drive and civic engagement efforts in the second half of 2017,” said CAIR-LA’s Director of Operations Cecilia Peralta. “CAIR is working across California and the country to mobilize the Muslim community to become civically engaged and to keep our lawmakers accountable in 2018.”
This Saturday will be the first anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington. Sister marches across the world will be marching to encourage people to vote and make their voices heard.
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.
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CONTACT: CAIR-LA Communications Coordinator Marium Navid, 714-851-4851, email@example.com