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CAIR-Philadelphia, Interfaith Leaders to Demand that President-Elect Trump Denounce Anti-Muslim Attacks and Respect Civil Rights of All Americans

CAIR logo(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 11/11/16) – On Monday, November 14, the Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic (CAIR-Philadelphia), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a news conference, together with leaders of other faith communities, to offer reaction to the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president.

WHAT: CAIR News Conference with Interfaith Leaders Responding to Trump’s Election

WHEN: Monday, November 14, 11 a.m.

WHERE: The Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

CONTACT: CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Director Jacob Bender, 917-660-3805; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com [MEDIA NOTE: The news conference will be live-streamed on CAIR’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational/]

At the news conference, participants will insist that the Trump administration respect the civil rights all the residents of our country and denounce the attacks on Muslims and other minorities that have occurred since the election.

New conference participants will also announce that the Muslim community and its allies will use all legal means to protect the gains made during the last 50 years for minority groups and pledge to work together against all forms of hate and bigotry in the furtherance of shared values of justice and peace.

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights group is asking Muslim community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/report

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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