(ANAHEIM, CA, 08/13/08) – On Saturday, August 16, Southern California Muslims will participate in a town hall meeting featuring elected officials and candidates.
The town hall meeting will provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions about issues of concern to American Muslim community members and to hear from candidates about their political platforms.
The forum is sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations – Greater Los Angeles Area (CAIR-LA), the Islamic Institute of Orange County (IIOC), Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD), Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA), Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), League of United Latin American Citizens # 147 (LULAC), and Service Employees International Union – United Healthcare Workers (SEIU – UHW).
WHAT: S. Calif. Muslims to Join in Town Hall Meeting with Officials, Candidates
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Islamic Institute of Orange County, 1220 N. State College Blvd., Anaheim
WHO: Public Officials and Political Candidates
CONTACT: CAIR-LA Communications Coordinator
Munira Syeda, (714) 776-1847 or (714) 851-4851; E-mail: email@example.com
“The goal of the forum is to engage American Muslims in the political process and to show our lawmakers and candidates that the Muslim community represents an important constituency, both in terms of votes and dollars, on the political landscape,” said Sharaf Mowjood, CAIR-LA government relations coordinator.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 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.