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CAIR to Join Maryland Interfaith Vigil for Las Vegas Shooting Victims

(BALTIMORE, MD, 10/3/17) — On Wednesday, October 4, the Maryland Outreach Department of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), along with Anne Arundel County Indivisible and March on Maryland, will hold a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, and to demand long overdue action from elected leaders to end gun violence.

WHO: CAIR, Anne Arundel County Indivisible, March on Maryland

WHAT: Maryland Vigil for Las Vegas

WHEN: Wednesday, October 4, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Lawyer’s Mall, 100 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401

CONTACT: CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Dr. Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com, 410-971-6062

Note: Please bring your own candles + wind protectors if possible.

“Our hearts go out to the victims and their loved ones, and we that demand Congress and other elected leaders at all levels of government act immediately to put a stop to gun violence,” said CAIR Maryland Spokesperson Dr. Zainab Chaudry.

CAIR recently called on all Americans to urge their congressional representatives to co-sponsor and support the Disarm Hate Act (H.R. 2841/S.1324).

Introduced in June, the act would ban gun sales to people who have been convicted of a hate crime or a misdemeanor committed out of hatred of a person’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability from attaining a firearm.

CAIR Action Alert: Urge Congress to Support Disarm Hate Act

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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