(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – 6/16/10) – On Saturday June 12th, the U.S. Census Bureau recognized CAIR-Oklahoma with the 2010 Census Partner Appreciation Award.
In an award ceremony at the Oklahoma State Capitol in the Governor’s Blue Room, diverse partners from Oklahoma’s interfaith, ethnic and civic communities were recognized for support in raising awareness of and inspiring participation in the 2010 Census.
CAIR-OK Executive Director Razi Hashmi received the award from Dr. Robert Groves, Director of the U.S. Census Bureau, on Saturday on behalf of CAIR-Oklahoma.
“We were humbled to be recognized for this award, and believe it is the civic responsibility of every American to partake in the census so that everyone is counted,” stated Hashmi. “It is especially important in an economic crisis that we can guarantee that funding is allocated equitably nationally and within our state.”
CAIR chapters nationwide were actively involved as partners in the 2010 Census.
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.
CONTACT: CAIR-OK Executive Director Razi Hashmi, 405-248-5853, E-mail: email@example.com; CAIR-OK Chair Michael Aziz Gipson, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org