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CAIR-Ohio to Host 2nd Annual Muslim Day at the State Capitol

(COLUMBUS, OHIO, 09/19/2018) – On Tuesday, September 25, the Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) will host its 2nd Annual Muslim Day at the State Capitol in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium.

WHAT: CAIR-Ohio Hosts 2nd Annual Muslim Day at the State Capitol
WHEN: 9 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. (Media are urged to arrive at 1:00 P.M.)
WHERE: Ohio Statehouse Atrium, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215
CONTACT: CAIR-Columbus Public Affairs Coordinator Usjid Hameed, (410) 805-4215,

Ohio Muslim participants from across the state will hold meetings with more than 40 different legislative offices — nearly a third of the legislature – focusing on five different bills relating to fair policing practices, a $15 minimum wage and increased gun safety.

The capitol day will also include trainings and a panel focused on leadership featuring State Reps. Emilia Strong Sykes and Stephanie Howse and Columbus City Councilmember Elizabeth Brown.

“CAIR-Ohio’s Muslim Day at the State Capitol is an event that allows members of our state’s Muslim community to live out their Islamic values by advocating for a more just society for all Ohioans, regardless of faith or background,” said CAIR-Columbus Public Affairs Coordinator Usjid Hameed. “We recognize that it is our responsibility to address the inequities in our state by doing our part and having critical conversations with policymakers about the issues that impact the most vulnerable among us.” 

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. CAIR-Ohio has three chapters in Ohio – Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati. Their 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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