(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/24/15) – Later today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join with the Maryland Coalition for Justice and Equality — an alliance of civil rights organizations, faith communities, justice advocates and concerned citizens — at a press conference to call on Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to use his executive powers to address a number of systemic and structural matters concerning police-community relations and structural community development needs, particularly after the injury and death of Freddie Gray.
The press conference will take place at the Douglas Memorial Community Church, 1325 Madison Avenue in Baltimore, Md., on Friday, April 24, at 3 pm.
Coalition members include representatives from ACLU of Maryland, Maryland State Conference and Baltimore City Branch NAACP, CASA de Maryland, Community Churches for Community Development, Greater Baltimore Urban League, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, National Action Network (NAN) Maryland Chapter, Rainbow PUSH Coalition and other faith leaders.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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CONTACT: CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Zainab Chaudry, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-971-6062; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, or 202-488-8787, email@example.com