CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad today joined members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) and leaders from the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Muslim communities at a press conference opposing President Donald Trump’s executive order banning Muslims and refugees from entering the United States. Speakers discussed the negative impacts of these xenophobic and anti-Muslim actions and urge President Trump to end this policy.
Video: CAIR Director Speaks at CAPAC News Conference Opposing the Targeting of Muslims and Refugees
Full News Conference Video: CAIR Director Joins CAPAC, Community Leaders to Oppose Targeting of Muslims and Refugees
”¢ Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), CAPAC Chair
”¢ Rep. Grace Meng (NY-06)
”¢ Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07)
”¢ Christopher Kang, National Director, National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)
”¢ Nihad Awad, National Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
”¢ Suman Raghunathan, Executive Director, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
”¢ Quyen Dinh, Executive Director, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
”¢ Additional CAPAC Members
WHERE: House Triangle, United States Capitol, East Front, Washington, DC 20016
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and Members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Currently chaired by Congresswoman Judy Chu, CAPAC has been addressing the needs of the AAPI community in all areas of American life since it was founded in 1994.