(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/25/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), in partnership with the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO),* is encouraging members of the American Muslim community to register for the 5th annual National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on April 1 and 2. CAIR encourages participants to register at least one week before the event.
All representatives for national, state and local Muslim organizations and communities are encouraged to register for this two-day advocacy event. Muslim delegates and activists will discuss the most pressing issues affecting Muslim Americans in today’s climate with congressional offices.
For those who would like additional advocacy techniques and a more in-depth rundown on the advocacy day’s focused issues, there will be a series of online training seminars for those registered before the day itself.
Last year’s event was attended by more than 400 delegates from 28 states who met with almost 250 congressional offices. Muslim delegates participating in last year’s advocacy day event met with nearly half of Congress.
“Following last year’s highly-successful Muslim Advocacy Day, CAIR and USCMO are working to make this year’s event bigger, better and louder. Change starts with a voice, and this day will be the platform,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director and Muslim Advocacy Day Steering Committee Chair Robert McCaw.
For more information about the event or how your Muslim organization or community can participate, please contact the USCMO at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also find more information on the history of the event and view videos from previous years at: http://uscmo.org/index.php/portfolio-items/uscmos-annual-national-muslim-advocacy-day-on-capitol-hill-2/
CAIR is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
USCMO is a coalition of a number of leading national and local Muslim organizations that seeks to promote effective communication and coordination between all American Muslim organizations and sponsor Muslim civic engagement for the good of the nation.
* Founding members of USCMO: American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed).
CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director and Steering Committee Chair Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448