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CAIR Urges Trump Not to Withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

CAIR National logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/1/2017) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged President Trump not to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, which commits almost every nation to act to curb global warming. Sources indicate that the president is leaning toward withdrawing from the landmark 2015 agreement.

In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:

“As Muslims and as residents of this planet, we must do all we can to protect the climate for future generations. We urge President Trump not to withdraw the United States from the Paris accord and instead to redouble our nation’s efforts to develop renewable energy resources, which will serve to stimulate both the economy and job growth.”

The Washington-based civil rights and advocacy organization urges community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/report

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.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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