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CAIR to Join News Conference Calling for Resignation of Maryland Lawmaker Who Used Racial Slur

(BALTIMORE, MD, 2/28/19) – On Friday, March 1, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join the Maryland State Conference of the NAACP and coalition allies at a news conference in Annapolis to publicly call on a democratic state lawmaker from Harford County to resign for her use of a racial slur targeting African-Americans.

[NOTE: The news conference will be held even if a pending vote in the state legislature to censure Lisanti passes.]

Del. Mary Ann Lisanti (D-Harford) told a colleague late last month at an Annapolis cigar bar that campaigning in Prince George’s County on behalf of another candidate amounted to door-knocking in a “n***** district.”

SEE: Calls growing for Maryland lawmaker Mary Ann Lisanti to resign over racial slur

https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/2019/02/28/calls-grow-maryland-lawmaker-mary-ann-lisanti-resign-over-racial-slur/3013447002/

WHO: CAIR, NAACP Maryland State Conference, Coalition Partners

WHAT: News Conference Calling on Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti to Resign

WHEN: Friday, March 1, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Maryland House Office Building (First Floor, Outside Ways & Means Committee Room 131, 6 Bladen Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

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

Yesterday, CAIR condemned Lisanti’s remark and called for her resignation.

SEE: CAIR Condemns Maryland Lawmaker’s Use of Racial Slur, Calls on Her to Resign

https://www.cair.com/cair_condemns_maryland_lawmaker_s_use_of_racial_slur_calls_on_her_to_resign

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.

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