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Register Today: CAIR to Co-Host Muslim Lobby Day at the Maryland State Capital

(BALTIMORE, MD, 2/6/20) – On Tuesday, February 11, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will co-host the “2020 Maryland Muslim Lobby Day at the Capital†in Annapolis.     

TO REGISTER, GO TO: https://MDMuslimLobbyDay2020.eventbrite.com

At the evening event, Muslims from across Maryland will meet with lawmakers and their staff to discuss issues such as strengthening hate crime laws and training for law enforcement officers, ending genocide worldwide, protecting children’s’ rights during interrogation by law enforcement, and opposing ineffective, unconstitutional countering violent extremism (CVE) programs.

Co-hosts include:

  • United Maryland Muslim Council
  • Council on American-Islamic Relations
  • Prince Georges’ County Muslim Council
  • Montgomery County Muslim Council
  • Frederick County Muslim Council
  • Baltimore County Muslim Council
  • Howard County Muslim Council

WHAT: 2020 Maryland Muslim Lobby Day at the Capital

WHEN: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 5 – 9 p.m. 

WHERE: Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen Street, Annapolis, Md.   

REGISTRATION LINK: https://MDMuslimLobbyDay2020.eventbrite.com

CONTACT: CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com, 410-971-6062; UMMC President Rizwan Siddiqi, 443-739-9234, rasiddiqi@gmail.com; PGCMC President Jameel Johnson, 443-857-6358, president@pgcmc.org

The event is free, but registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. Community members are urged to register soon as space is limited. 

During the 2019 lobby day, Maryland Muslim community delegates visited 35+ state lawmakers’ offices with legislative packets on eight bills in the state’s General Assembly pertaining to issues ranging from immigration, hate crimes, a statewide commission on lynching, and alternate forms of investment. 

The Washington-based civil rights organization also flagged issues of interest including faith-based bullying of Muslim children in public schools, reasonable living wages and ending support for genocides around the world.  

The United Maryland Muslim Council is a community organization dedicated to promoting interest and involvement of Muslims in the State of Maryland. UMMC is committed to supporting, sponsoring and participating in activities of common interest of Muslims and the citizens of Maryland. 

The Prince George’s County Muslim Council is a non-profit grass roots organization whose mission is to promote the involvement of Muslim residents in the civic and political affairs of the county. 

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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