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MEDIA ADVISORY: CAIR-Ohio to Host 3rd Annual Muslim Advocacy Day at the State Capitol

(COLUMBUS, OHIO, 9/16/2019) – On Tuesday, September 17, the Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Ohio) will host its 3rd Annual Muslim Advocacy Day at the Ohio Statehouse.

WHAT: CAIR-Ohio Hosts 3rd Annual Muslim Advocacy Day at the State Capitol

WHEN: 8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. (Media are invited to arrive at 1 P.M. at the Statehouse Atrium when participants will be preparing for their legislative meetings. Ohio Muslim adults and youth will be available for interviews.)

WHERE: Ohio Statehouse Atrium, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215

CONTACT: CAIR-Columbus Government Affairs and Development Coordinator Usjid Hameed, (410) 805-4215,


Ohio Muslim participants from across the state will hold meetings with more than 30 different legislative offices focusing on bills relating to paid family and medical leave, equal pay for equal work, and voting access. 

The advocacy day include trainings and a keynote speech focused on the importance of activism for American-Muslims by award winning civil rights activist Linda Sarsour.

“CAIR-Ohio’s Muslim Advocacy Day 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 background,” said CAIR-Columbus Government Affairs and Development 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 understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims


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