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CAIR-NJ, Coalition Partners to Host Muslim Advocacy Day at the New Jersey State Capitol Focusing on Religious Registry, Adoption

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., 12/11/18) – On December 17, Muslims from around New Jersey will take part in a “Muslim Day of Advocacy at the State House” in Trenton, N.J. Advocacy day participants will focus their lobbying efforts on issues such as legislation to prevent an attempt by this or any other administration from establishing a religious registry and maintaining a child’s religious upbringing when placing that child in adoption or foster care.

The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) is co-sponsoring Muslim Advocacy Day in Trenton along with a coalition of Muslim organizations from around the state. This is the first such event to take place in New Jersey’s capitol.

Throughout the day, New Jersey Muslims will meet with individual legislators. There will be a reception for press and government officials from noon to 1 p.m. 

WHAT: Muslim Advocacy Day at the New Jersey State Capitol

WHEN: 9 A.M. – 5 P.M. (Media are urged to arrive at 12 P.M.)

WHERE: New Jersey Statehouse Annex 145 W State Street, Trenton, NJ, Committee Room 6

CONTACT: CAIR-New Jersey Government Affairs Director Jay Rehman, (908) 668-5900,

For a list of participating Muslim organizations visit the New Jersey Muslim Voters Project website at

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims. 

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.


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