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NC State Senator Larry Shaw Joins CAIR Board

NC State Senator Larry Shaw Joins CAIR Board

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/1/2006) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s leading Islamic civil rights and advocacy group, announced today that it has elected North Carolina State Senator Larry Shaw to its board.

Shaw is a long-standing member of the North Carolina Senate General Assembly and a former member of the North Carolina House of Representatives General Assembly. He also serves as the chairman of the Transportation Committee and vice-chairman of the Finance Committee.

Prior to becoming a public official, Shaw gathered extensive business experience in the food service industry. Since 1974, he has served as the chairman and CEO of the Shaw Food Service Company. From 1988 to 1993, Shaw was the Chairman/Co-Founder of North South Meatpackers, a facility that processed meat for national and regional clients.

In September of 2003, the five-term legislator was elected as vice-chairman of the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus of the state’s general assembly.

“We are delighted to have State Senator Shaw on our board,” said CAIR Board Chairman Parvez Ahmed. “His demonstrated skills and extensive experience will strengthen CAIR’s ability to carry out its mission of promoting justice and mutual understanding.”

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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.

To read CAIR’s Mission, Vision Statement and Core Principles, go to:

CONTACT: Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail:; Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787 or 202-439-1441, E-Mail:


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