(AUSTIN, TEXAS, 1/30/17) – On Tuesday, January 31, Muslims from across the state will hold a news conference and rally to kick off “Texas Muslim Capitol Day” organized by the Texas chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Texas), the nation’s leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization.
Numerous other civic organizations are supporting the event, which is expected to draw some 1,000 Muslims for meetings with lawmakers.
WHAT: Texas Muslim Capitol Day News Conference and Rally
WHERE: Press conference and rally on the south steps of the Capitol Building (1100 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701)
WHEN: Tuesday, January 31, 10:30 a.m.
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Following a morning rally, participants will attend a program on political activism. In the afternoon they will meet with lawmakers.
“Texas Muslim Capitol Day will provide Muslims with an opportunity to benefit Texans state-wide by urging lawmakers to support issues that affect people of all faiths,” said CAIR-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain. “This is also an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the democratic process.”
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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CONTACT: CAIR-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain, 210-378-9528, email@example.com; CAIR-Houston Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll, 832-549-1042, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR-Houston Communications Coordinator Ruth Nasrullah, email@example.com; CAIR-DFW Executive Director Alia Salem, 817-538-8269, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR-Austin, 512-640-9421, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, email@example.com