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MEDIA ADVISORY- CAIR to Join Coalition Seeking Baltimore Police Reform, Improved Community Relations

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/22/15) – On Thursday, July 23, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will partner with a broad-based coalition at a press conference in Annapolis, Md., at which participants will propose concrete measures for police reform and improved community relations.

WHO: CASA, CAIR, NAACP Md. State Conference, 1199 SEIU, ACLU-MD, Bmore United, Amnesty International, Beats, Rhymes & Relief, Communities United, Empowerment Temple, Jews United for Justice, Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, & other Maryland Coalition Partners

WHAT: Press Conference to Seek Police Reform, Improve Community Relations Before Public Hearing

WHEN: Thursday July 23rd, 2 p.m.

WHERE: Lawyer's Mall, 100 State Circle, Annapolis, Md.

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

Thursday's coalition press conference, scheduled to be held immediately before the convening of a legislative workgroup that will take public testimony from activists and victims of police misconduct, will provide specific measures to enact police reform and improve community relations. 

The legislative workgroup was appointed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's administration in the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death. Gray died in Baltimore City earlier this year due to injuries sustained while in police custody.

Similar calls for police reform are being heard in other states.

Video: CAIR-Houston Joins Call for Federal Investigation of Sandra Bland's Death

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVbMC5-FSGw  

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 Maryland Outreach Manager Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com, 410-971-6062, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Nabeelah Naeem, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171, nnaeem@cair.com

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