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CAIR to Announce Alaska Religious Rights Lawsuit During Live Ramadan Facebook Telethon

(WASHINGTON, DC, 5/22/18) – Later today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will announce a major lawsuit in defense of the right of Alaska Muslims to practice their faith during Ramadan. That announcement will be made during a live CAIR telethon this evening.

CAIR’s four-hour telethon, with the theme “Fighting for Your Rights,” will begin a 6 p.m. (EDT) on the organization’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational

WATCH: CAIR Telethon Promotional Video

To DONATE to CAIR prior to the telethon, go to: https://cairhq.nationbuilder.com/donate/

During the telethon, text RAM2018 to 41444, donate online on CAIR’s Facebook page or at https://www.cair.com/ or call 202-488-8787 to speak one-on-one with CAIR leaders.

CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

The Washington-based organization’s recently-released 2018 Civil Rights Report, “Targeted,” showed a 17 percent increase in bias-motivated incidents against American Muslims from 2016 to 2017, and a 15 percent increase in the number of anti-Muslim hate crimes in that same time period.

New CAIR Report: Trump’s Muslim Bans Increased Anti-Muslim Discrimination, Violence

Community members are being urged 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 launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. CAIR is urging American Muslims and members of other minority groups to download the app and utilize this resource to stay informed and empowered.

For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here: http://www.cair. com/app     

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.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR Senior Litigation Attorney Gadeir Abbas, 720-251-0425, gabbas@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com 

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