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National Muslim Civil Rights Group to Offer ‘How to Start a CAIR Chapter in Your State’ Webinar

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/12/2017) — On Wednesday, September 13, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will offer a webinar on ”˜How to Start a CAIR Chapter in Your State.’

Community members interested in starting a CAIR office in their state are invited to participate in the webinar to learn more about the process involved in forming a new chapter.

WHAT: Webinar – How to Start a CAIR Chapter in Your State

WHEN: Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m. EDT


CAIR recently announced the addition of new chapters and offices in Oregon, Colorado, Kentucky and Austin, Texas.

SEE: CAIR: National Muslim Civil Rights Group Opens New Chapter in Oregon

CAIR: Muslim Civil Rights Group Opens New Chapters in Colorado, Kentucky and Texas

CAIR also announced that it is opening a new satellite office in West Virginia. Satellite offices are an extension of CAIR’s national headquarters and seek to increase its presence at the grassroots level.

SEE: Muslim civil rights organization to open WV affiliate (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

West Virginia State Director Job Description

CAIR has 35 chapters and offices nationwide, with its national headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

The Washington-based civil rights and advocacy organization urges 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:

CAIR’S 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.          

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,; CAIR National Chapter Director Lori Saroya, 612-327-6700,


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