CAIR Ramadan campaign tops $1 million
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced that the group’s Ramadan fundraising campaign topped its goal of $1 million dollars at a standing-room-only banquet last night attended by more than 1,000 people, including presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich and Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV).
In their speeches, both Kucinich and Rahall encouraged American Muslims to participate in the political process. Kucinich said America and the world are currently at “a defining moment,” the theme of CAIR’s banquet. A number of other elected officials sent letters of support for the dinner.
“We would like to thank all those who helped us reach our fundraising goal,” said CAIR Board Chairman Omar Ahmad. “These added resources will enable us to continue and expand our work defending civil rights and promoting a positive image of Islam.”
He said the dinner was so popular that some attendees were willing to stand in the back of the banquet hall throughout the program. “This demonstrates the commitment of those who support CAIR’s important work,” said Ahmad.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has 25 regional offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada.