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CAIR to Co-Sponsor White House Rally to Close Gitmo

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/10/19) – On Friday, January 11, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will co-sponsor a rally to demand the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility with the theme “Rule of Law, Not Rule of Trump.”

WHAT: Rally to Close Guantanamo – Rule of Law, Not Rule of Trump

WHEN: Friday, January 11, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Lafayette Square, 1608 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20006


The rally marks the 17th anniversary of the opening of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Forty prisoners remain in the detention camp, including five who have been approved by the U.S. government for transfer.

Coalition members include Amnesty International USA, Center for Constitutional Rights, Close Guantanamo, Codepink, Defending Rights and Dissent, Just Foreign Policy, Justice for Muslims Collective, Muslim Wellness Foundation, National Religious Campaign Against Torture, Reprieve, School of the Americas Watch, September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, Witness Against Torture, and World Can’t Wait.

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.


CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,

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