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DC: CAIR, CAPAC and Other Civil Rights Groups to Hold Congressional Briefing on Partnering with U.S. Muslims

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/3/17) – On Tuesday, April 4, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), CAPAC Chair Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), and several other civil rights groups in hosting a congressional briefing on partnering with American Muslims to better empower and protect that community against increasing hate crimes, bias and hostile Trump administration policies.

WHAT: Partnering with the Muslim Community During the Trump Administration

WHEN: Tuesday, April 4, 3 – 4 p.m.

WHERE: 122 Cannon House Office Building, Washington DC 20515

CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,

MEDIA NOTE: The news conference will be live-streamed on CAIR’s Facebook page:

Panelists include:

  • Heidi Beirich, Intelligence Project Director, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Johnathan Smith, Legal Director, Muslim Advocates
  • Robert McCaw, Government Affairs Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • Chris Calabrese, Policy Vice President, Center for Democracy & Technology

Space is limited, so please RSVP to Howard Ou in Congresswoman Judy Chu’s office at:

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.

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights group is asking Muslim 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:

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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