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CAIR-WA: 6th Legislative District Muslims to Attend Town Hall in Spokane with State Lawmakers

CAIR-logo(SPOKANE, WA, 3/6/2015) – On Saturday, March 7, Muslim community members from the 6th legislative district (parts of Spokane area) will attend an “Advocacy 101” training at a location in Spokane Valley and then attend a town hall meeting with 6th Legislative District legislators at 10am at the Museum of Arts and Culture (2316 W 1st Avenue) in Spokane.

The Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) is organizing the training and coordinating the town hall meeting.

WHAT: 6th Legislative District Muslims to Attend Town Hall in Spokane with State Lawmakers
WHEN: Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W 1st Ave., Spokane, WA
CONTACT: CAIR-WA Executive Director Arsalan Bukhari, 206-931-3655, abukhari@cair.com
VIDEO & AUDIO OPPORTUNITIES: Community members will be available for interviews before and after the town hall.

“Spokane-area Muslims contribute to their local communities every day as doctors, scientists, educators, volunteers, students, and mothers and fathers,” said CAIR-WA Government Affairs Intern Mariama Jawara, who organized all logistics of the trainings and organizing of local Muslim community members. We are part and parcel of American society and, inspired by our faith, we work every day to give back to society,”

“This event will provide an opportunity for Muslims from the 6th legislative district to urge lawmakers to champion issues that impact millions of our state's residents of all faiths,” said CAIR-WA Executive Director Arsalan Bukhari. “Elected representatives will learn that their local Muslim communities are becoming increasingly knowledgeable about state politics and are better organized and well-connected with other allied groups in their regions.”

He said Muslim communities are utilizing these assets to give back to society and to promote the common good.

CAIR-WA will hold another training session on March 14 for 3rd legislative district Muslims and will also attend a town hall on that day with district lawmakers.

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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CONTACT: CAIR-WA Executive Director Arsalan Bukhari, 206-367-4081 or 206-931-3655, abukhari@cair.com

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