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CAIR-Oklahoma, ACLU of Oklahoma to Hold Press Conference in Response to House Passage of Anti-Free Speech Bill (HB 3967)

(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 3/6/20) – On Monday, March 9, the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) and ACLU of Oklahoma will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. in the Capitol Press Room focused on the House Passage of HB 3967, a clearly unconstitutional bill that targets free speech.

WHO: Council on American-Islamic Relations, Oklahoma Chapter (CAIR-OK); American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma (ACLU of OK)
WHAT: Press Conference Responding to House Passage of Anti-Free Speech Bill (HB 3967)
WHEN: Monday, March 9, 10 AM CST
WHERE: Capitol Press Room, Oklahoma State Capitol Building, 2300 N.Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK

Lani Habrock, CAIR-OK Government Affairs Director, and Michael Redman, Interim Legal Director for the ACLU of Oklahoma will be available for comment on the bill. Also speaking will be Rep. Chelsey Branham (D-Oklahoma City).

BACKGROUND:

HB 3967, if enacted, would force business contracting with the state to certify that they will not engage in a boycott of goods or services from Israel. CAIR, the American Civil Liberties Union, and other civil rights organizations have filed free speech lawsuits against similar laws in Georgia, Arkansas, Arizona, Maryland, and Texas, where CAIR won a landmark legal victory last year.

 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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CONTACT: Lani Habrock, CAIR-OK Government Affairs Director, 405-532-3944, LHabrock@cair.com; Veronica Laizure, CAIR-OK Civil Rights Director, 405-430-9877, VLaizure@cair.com

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