(BALTIMORE, MD, 1/12/2022) – The Maryland office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced today that registration has officially opened for the annual statewide Maryland Muslim Lobby Day on Feb. 15.
Note: The annual event will be held online again this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The event, co-hosted by CAIR, the United Maryland Muslim Council, Prince George’s County Muslim Council, Montgomery County Muslim Council, Frederick County Muslim Council and other groups, is designed to connect participants with lawmakers to share legislative priorities and urge support for bills that impact Maryland’s diverse Muslim communities.
WHAT: 2022 Virtual Maryland Muslim Lobby Day
WHEN: Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 6:30 p.m. ET
WHERE: Online via Zoom
REGISTRATION LINK: https://bit.ly/2022mdmuslimlobbyday
CONTACT: CAIR Office in Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry, firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-971-6062; CAIR Government Affairs Intern Huzzaifa Muhammad, 443-636-1809, email@example.com
NOTE: The event is free, but registration is required. Space is limited. CAIR’s legislative priorities for the 2022 legislative session will be announced soon.
“Each year, the Maryland General Assembly considers some 3,000 bills introduced in the state legislature,” said CAIR’s Maryland director Zainab Chaudry. “Working together to raise our collective voice on issues we care about can make a tremendous difference. It changes laws, changes lives and helps find lasting solutions to real problems.”
“UMMC believes that, God willing, the current decade of 2020’s belongs to the rightful place for Muslim community in the essence of American civil and political landscape,” said United Maryland Muslim Council President Dr. Shahid Rafiq. “We call upon each and every Muslim living in Maryland to join us getting there. Please join us on Maryland Muslim Lobby Day 2022.”
“The Muslim community has an obligation to speak truth to power toward the goal of improving government policies,” said Prince George’s County President Jameel Johnson. “Policies that facilitate our way of life and better the quality of life for all of our neighbors. Join us for Muslim Lobby Day 2022.”
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.
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.
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