(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/26/2018) — The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local American Muslim organizations, today opened registration for the fourth annual National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on May 7-8, 2018.
Expected to draw hundreds of Muslim delegates from across the nation, this two-day event is open to representatives of all national, state and local Muslim organizations and communities.
The event is designed to connect national, regional and state Muslim organizations and community members with their elected representatives in Congress.
USCMO’S advocacy day will focus on promoting a legislative agenda in support of equality and social justice issues that will be of benefit to all Americans, regardless of faith or background.
The third National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill took place in May of last year and was attended by 400 delegates from more than 30 states who met with some 230 congressional offices””almost half of U.S. Congress.
“There are several bills in Congress right now that can dramatically change the future of American Muslims, immigrants and our entire nation,” said Amineh Safi, USCMO Steering Committee Vice Chair. “As key contributors to the development of our economic, social and political infrastructure, we are excited to see American Muslims activated to use their power to make a positive mark in our nation’s history.”
The USCMO coalition will hold a series of online training seminars on effective advocacy techniques and will provide support in scheduling congressional meetings.
On the day of the event, Muslim delegates will be offered a series of seminars on Capitol Hill covering best practices for meeting with elected representatives and how to discuss the day’s advocacy issues.
For more information about the event or how your Muslim organization or community can participate, please contact the USCMO at: email@example.com.
Founding members of USCMO: American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), The Mosque Cares (Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed).
Steering Committee Chair