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COMMUNITY ADVISORY: CAIR Joins USCMO in Urging Americans to Attend Palestinian Solidarity Rallies in Cities Across the Nation

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/14/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) in encouraging the American Muslim community, Palestinian Americans, and allies to both communities to attend, cosponsor and support Palestine solidarity rallies taking place in cities throughout the nation this week and weekend.

[EARLIER TODAY: CAIR thanked member of Congress who yesterday stood in support of Palestinian human rights as dozens of civilians are being massacred by Israel’s bombardment of Gaza. ACTION REQUESTED: Sign CAIR’s Card Thanking Members of Congress for Supporting Palestinian Human Rights ]

https://action.cair.com/a/sign-cairs-thank-you-card-thanking-members-congress-supporting-palestinian-human-rights

According to media reports, the Israeli government’s ongoing bombardment of the Gaza Strip has so far killed 119 Palestinians, including 31 children and 19 women. An entire family of 6 was killed in their home.  In addition, the Israeli government continues to attack worshippers and protesters at the Al-Aqsa Masjid compound while fighting to expel Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah.

SEE: Palestinians flee as Israeli artillery pounds northern Gaza

https://13wham.com/news/nation-world/palestinians-flee-as-israeli-artillery-pounds-northern-gaza

Palestine Solidarity Rallies Taking Place in Cities Across the Nation, Organized by City Name:

  • Allentown, Pennsylvania

May 16th (2pm) at S 7th St. & Hamilton St.

  • Atlanta, Georgia

May 15th (1pm) at National Center for Civil & Human Rights

  • Austin, Texas

May 15th (12pm) at 1100 Congress Ave.

  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana

May 14th (4:30) at Southgate

  • Boston, Massachusetts

May 15th (2pm) at Copley Square

  • Brooklyn, New York

May 15th (4:30pm) at 7114 5th Ave, Bay Ridge

  • Buffalo, New York

May 15th (1pm) at 65 Niagara Square

  • Charlotte, North Carolina

May 13th (5pm) at Romare Bearden Park

  • Cleveland, Ohio

May 16th (2pm) at Public Square in Downtown Cleveland

  • Dallas, Texas

May 15th (1pm) at The Grassy Knoll

  • Dearborn, Michigan

May 16th (1pm) at 15801 Michigan Ave.

  • Detroit, Michigan

May 15th (2pm) at Arab American Museum

  • Houston, Texas

May 15th (3pm) at the corner of Westheimer and Post Oak

  • Las Vegas, Nevada

May 15th (5pm) in front of the Venetian

  • Los Angeles, California

May 15th (12pm) at 11000 Wilshire Boulevard

  • Miami, Florida

May 16th (5pm) at NW 24TH Street and NW 2nd Avenue (Wynwood)

  • Orlando, Florida

May 15th (4pm) Section of Lake Eola across 227 N Eola

  • Patterson, New Jersey

May 16th (1pm) at Main St. and Gould Ave.

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

May 14th (4pm) at Rittenhouse Square Park

  • Phoenix, Arizona

May 15th (12pm) at 1700 W Washington St.

  • San Diego, California

May 15th (6pm) at Balboa Park

  • San Francisco, California

May 15th (12pm) at 16th & Valencia St.

  • Seattle, Washington

May 16th (1pm) at Westlake Park

  • St. Louis, Missouri

May 14th (5pm) at 500 Chestnut St.

  • Tampa, Florida

May 16th (5pm) at Intersection of Fowler and 25th

  • Twin Cities, Minnesota

May 15th (2pm) across Filfillah 4301 Central Ave NE

  • Washington D.C.

May 15th (3pm) at Washington Monument

  • Wichita, Kansas

May 15th (1pm) at 353 N Mead St.

BACKGROUNDER: 

CAIR has called on the Biden administration to end its silence in response to Israel ignoring White House calls for de-escalation and opting to increase missile strikes on Palestinian civilians prior to engaging in ceasefire talks.  

Washington, D.C.-based CAIR is also urging the Biden administration to cease blocking United Nations Security Council attempts to issue a joint statement on the situation in Gaza. 

SEE: COMMUNITY ADVISORY: CAIR Urges Local Muslim Communities to Question Elected Officials Who Take Part in Eid Events About Palestinian Rights 

CAIR Calls on Biden Administration to End Its Silence, Stop Israel’s Killing of Civilians in Gaza 

CAIR Calls on U.S. Government to ‘Defund Israeli Apartheid’ After Human Rights Watch Report Outlines ‘Systematic Oppression of Palestinians’ 

CAIR to Media Outlets: Stop Calling Israeli Attacks on Palestinians Protesting Ethnic Cleansing and Apartheid ‘Clashes’ – #SaveSheikhJarrah 

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. 

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CONTACT: 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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