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CAIR-MN Co-Sponsors ‘Jewish-Muslim Youth Day’ Today at the Capitol

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 3/27/14) — On Thursday, March 27, Jewish and Muslim youth will participate in the 1st Annual “Jewish-Muslim Youth Day at the Capitol.” The event is co-sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Minnesota (CAIR-MN) and Jewish Community Action (JCA).

Youth selected for the groundbreaking program will receive training on how to lobby elected officials, will network with community and youth leaders, and will meet with their legislators to discuss safe schools, immigration and racial profiling.

WHAT: Jewish-Muslim Youth Day at the Capitol
WHEN: Thursday, March 27; Media invited: 3:30 – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Room 125, State Capitol
CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Lori Saroya, 612-327-6700, lsaroya@cair.com

“Young people play an integral role in our society's social and political fabric,” said CAIR-MN Executive Director Lori Saroya. “It is important that they engage with their lawmakers to share innovative ways to help build a stronger America and a stronger Minnesota.”

The Jewish-Muslim Youth Day at the Capitol seeks to promote youth engagement in local politics and discuss civil rights issues with legislators.

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-MN Executive Director Lori Saroya, 612-327-6700, lsaroya@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202 488-8787 or 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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