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CAIR Thanks Members of Congress for Marking End of Ramadan with Eid ul-Fitr Greetings

[Note: This press release has been updated to include additional offices and links to greetings]

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/29/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today thanked members of Congress for issuing videos greetings and statements over the weekend marking the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan and celebration of the Eid al-Fitr (EED-al-FITTER).

“CAIR thanks the many members of Congress and elected officials across the nation WHO marked the end of Ramadan and celebration of the Eid ul-Fitr with warm holiday greets,” said CAIR Director of Government Affairs Robert S. McCaw. “Through resolutions and public statements of good will, Congress this Ramadan stood up for religious freedom and in solidarity with their Muslim constituents.”

Over the weekend, at least 33 members of congress issued Eid ul-Fitr greetings video greetings and statements, including:

[Note: Did we miss your member of Congress marking the end of Ramadan and welcoming the Eid holiday? Let us know at info@cair.com]

Last week, CAIR welcomed Congresswoman Dingell’s introduction of a U.S. House resolution marking the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan and celebration of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

At the start of Ramadan, CAIR welcomed Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Carson, Omar, and Tlaib’s (D-MI) introduction of U.S. House Resolution 940 “Recognizing the commencement of Ramadan.”

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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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert S. McCaw, 202-999-8292, rmccaw@cair.com

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