(BALTIMORE, MD., 1/25/2021) – The Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced that registration has officially opened for the annual statewide Maryland Muslim Lobby Day.
NOTE: The annual event will be held online this year due to restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.
WHAT: 2021 Virtual Maryland Muslim Lobby Day
WHEN: Sunday, February 7, 2021, 2 p.m. EST
WHERE: Online via Zoom
REGISTRATION LINK: http://bit.ly/MuslimLobbyDay
CONTACT: CAIR Office in Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-971-6062; CAIR Government Affairs Intern Huzzaifa Muhammad, 443-636-1809, email@example.com
The event, co-hosted by the United Maryland Muslim Council, Justice For All, International Campaign for the Rohingya, and other groups, is designed to connect participants with lawmakers to communicate legislative priorities that impact or interest members of Maryland’s diverse Muslim communities, including:
- Maryland End Genocide Bill
- racism and hate crimes
- police & criminal justice reform
- immigrants’ rights
The event is free, but registration is required. Community members are urged to register soon as space is limited.
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.
The United Maryland Muslim Council is a community organization dedicated to promoting interest and involvement of Muslims in the State of Maryland. UMMC is committed to supporting, sponsoring and participating in activities of common interest of Muslims and the citizens of Maryland.
Justice for All is a registered nonprofit organization with consultative status at the United Nations (DPI). It was incorporated in 1999 and grew out of advocacy efforts on the human rights abuses experienced in Bosnia and later Kosovo during the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. At that time, it was instrumental in shaping the discourse around the ‘genocide’ debate and campaigned to declare rape as a war crime in international law.
International Campaign for the Rohingya was founded to advocate and amplify the voice of Rohingya with international organizations, governments, corporations, and civil society. Its vision is to build an alliance of the Rohingya and friends of Rohingya to establish peace, security, and stability for the Rohingya people wherever they reside.
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