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CAIR Welcomes N. Va. Effort to Rename Streets for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor

(WASHINGTON D.C., 10/18/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today supported a community-level effort to change the names of streets named after Confederate leaders to rename those streets after civil rights leader Elijah E. Cummings, and Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, who were killed in police shootings. 

SEE: Door by door, a push to rename Confederate streets for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/10/17/alexandria-confederate-streets-floyd-renaming/

“We support all efforts to challenge racist rhetoric and racial stereotypes, and to remove the legacy of racism and white supremacy from our nation,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.  

He said the American Muslim community and CAIR stand in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry.  

SEE: CAIR-Pittsburgh Condemns Confederate Flag Attire at Pa. High School Homecoming Event, Demands Explanation 

CAIR Condemns Racist Vandalism Targeting Asian-American Family in Tenn., Calls for Hate Crime Probe 

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CONTACT: CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530, e-Mitchell@cair.com; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com   

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