(NEW YORK, NY, 7/29/08) – A representative of the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today participated in a training program for 14 college activists at the United Federation of Teachers in Manhattan.
The program, sponsored by the Drum Major Institute (DMI) for Public Policy, is designed to train college students from diverse communities to be successful in key public policy positions.
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“Effective advocacy warrants input from the grassroots,” said CAIR-NY’s Civil Rights Director Aliya Latif. “CAIR provides that human face for policymakers during Hill visits and through policy bulletins.”
Latif also said that recent visits on the Hill focused on citizenship delays and racial profiling.
In 2007, CAIR-Chicago’s Communications Coordinator Reem Rahman was a member of the first graduating class of DMI Scholars.
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group and has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, protect civil liberties, and empower American Muslims.
CONTACT: CAIR-NY Civil Rights Director Aliya Latif, Tel: 732-429-4268, 723-429-4268 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR-NY Community Affairs Director Faiza N. Ali, 212-870-2002, 718-724-3041, E-Mail: email@example.com