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CAIR-OK to Host 3rd Annual ‘Oklahoma Muslim Day at the Capitol’

CAIR logo(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 2/23/2017) – On Thursday, March 2, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) will host its 3rd Annual “Oklahoma Muslim Day at the Capitol.”

WHAT: Oklahoma Muslim Day at the Capitol

WHEN: Thursday, March 2, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (The keynote address by Rep. Scott Inman is at noon. Muslim prayer will be offered at 1 p.m. on the 4th Floor Rotunda.)

CONTACT: CAIR-OK Government Affairs Director Anna Facci, 918-269-7924, afacci@cair.com; CAIR-OK Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure, 405-430-9877, vlaizure@cair.com; CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853, asoltani@cair.com

FULL SCHEDULE:http://conta.cc/2l0pqw7

Muslims from across the state will take part in a day of education, engagement and advocacy at a time when their faith and community are being targeted by public figures at the local and national levels who are promoting unconstitutional and discriminatory legislation and policies.

SEE: 2017 Oklahoma Muslim Day at the Capitol

https://www.cairoklahoma.com/event/2017-oklahoma-muslim-day-at-the-capitol/

Elected officials, faith leaders and community partners from across the state have been confirmed to be a part of this event, including Rep. Scott Inman, Rep. Jason Dunnington, Rep. Cyndi Munson, Councilman Ed Shadid, and former Rep. Ryan Kiesel.

Following a morning of workshops and panel discussions at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, participants will hear from keynote speaker Rep. Scott Inman (noon). The afternoon portion of the Muslim Day at the Capitol will begin with Muslim prayers at 1 p.m. on the 4th Floor Rotunda followed by a citation presentation from Rep. Jason Dunnington and visits to the offices of legislators.

“Our goal is to connect Oklahoma Muslims with their elected leaders and the legislative process. From the budget crisis to anti-Muslim discrimination, the actions of the legislature directly impact the Muslim community in Oklahoma on a daily basis,” said CAIR-OK Government Affairs Director Anna Facci. “This is an opportunity for Muslims and other Oklahomans to urge lawmakers to support people of all faiths.”

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 misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR-OK Government Affairs Director Anna Facci, 918-269-7924, afacci@cair.com; CAIR-OK Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure, 405-430-9877, vlaizure@cair.com; CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853, asoltani@cair.com

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