(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 3/20/08) – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) yesterday participated in “Muslim Day” at the State Capitol in Lansing, during which Islamic community leaders met with state legislators and Lansing city officials.
The “Muslim Day” delegation, which included representatives from the American Muslim Political Education Committee (AMPEC), THE Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), THE Islamic Shura Council of Michigan (ISCOM), THE Muslim Alliance in North American (MANA), and the Council of Islamic Organizations of Michigan (CIOM) discussed issues such as the recent repeal of affirmative action and prisoners’ rights, and re-entry programs.
Some 50 Muslim youth from a private Islamic school in Detroit also took part in the event.
The Muslim delegation was recognized on the floors of the Michigan Senate and the Michigan House of Representatives.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.
CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, Tel: 248-842-1418, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org