(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/5/2021) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged the New Hampshire legislature to drop HB 544, which is modeled after former president Donald Trump’s racist executive order forbidding anti-racism training based on critical race theory issued last September.
The New Hampshire bill outlines harsh punishments for employers, contractors, and federal agencies who provided education or training that characterizes America as a racist country either in the past or present. It defined such information as “divisive, un-American propaganda training.”
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Trump’s executive order has since been repealed, but New Hampshire bill HB 544 follows a similar outline.
In a statement, CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw said:
“We call on New Hampshire House and Senate leaders to drop this counterproductive bill, passage of which threatens our nation’s already obscured history of systemic anti-Black racism and white supremacy. The passage of HB 544 would function as an obstacle to the recognition of and reconciliation with America’s unfortunate legacy of racism.”
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, email@example.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org