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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

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,, 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

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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