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MEDIA ADVISORY: CAIR Rep to Testify on Proposed Maryland County Religious Holidays Policy

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/19/15) – On Thursday, August 20, a representative of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslims civil rights and advocacy, will testify at a Montgomery County Public Schools' Board of Education hearing to vote on a newly-proposed school calendar policy, which includes school closings on religious holidays.

In her testimony, CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager will say that the proposed policy does not address the concerns of Muslim parents and students.

WHERE: Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, Md. 20850

WHEN: Thursday, August 20, 10 a.m.

CONTACT: CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com, 410-971-6062

SEE: MCPS Proposed School Year Calendar Policy

After Scrubbing Names of Religious Holidays, School Board Considers New Policy

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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