ACTION ALERT: Civil Rights Photo Exhibit to Be Premiered at CAIR’s 25th Anniversary Gala Nov. 9 in D.C.

Purchase your tickets online TODAY before registration shuts down. No tickets sold at the door. 

 

CAIR's quarter-century-long defense of civil and religious rights will be on display at its 25th anniversary gala to be held Saturday, November 9, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.

At the gala, CAIR will debut a photo exhibit highlighting key events and personalities from the past 25 years.

Online registration for the gala will soon end, so time is running out to purchase your tickets. In past years, the annual banquet has sold out. No tickets will be sold at the door, so register TODAY to make sure you don’t miss out.

Registration is still open for the gala with special guest Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), political commentator Dean Obeidallah, activist and community leaderLinda Sarsour, State Representative Movita Johnson-Harrell (D-PA), and motivational speaker Abderraoof Alkhawaldeh.

REGISTRATION: Individual tickets cost $85 (Student $65). Childcare is $35 per child. Childcare registration is required for children under 13 years old. No children under 13 are allowed inside the banquet hall.  

TO REGISTER, GO TO: https://www.cair.com/25th_anniversary_banquet

With the theme “Defending, Educating, and Empowering: Building the Next Generation of American Muslims,” the gala will celebrate CAIR’s 25 years of service to the community.

[NOTE: Use #CAIRSnapshots on Twitter to view all the short videos highlighting CAIR’s important work over the past quarter century.]

Reserve a Table(s) of 10:

Banquet tables for a family, business, mosque, or other group, may be reserved by calling 202-742-6454 or by 
emailing events@cair.comA table of 10 costs $1500. 

Disclaimer: All funds solicited in connection with this event are for CAIR, and not for Ilhan Omar or Ilhan Omar for Congress.

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 Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, 202-774-0770, aajeen@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com


CAIR Condemns Anti-Semitic, White Supremacist, Anti-Immigrant Incidents in Colorado, Tennessee, Wisconsin

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/5/2019) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), today condemned a series of recent hate incidents nationwide that the Muslim civil rights organization says are tied to President Trump’s “empowerment of hate.”

CAIR condemned an anti-immigrant acid attack on a Hispanic man in Milwaukee, an alleged anti-Semitic plot to bomb a synagogue in Colorado and white supremacist flyers distributed on a Tennessee university campus.
 
Police are investigating the Milwaukee acid attack as a possible hate crime due to the anti-immigrant language used preceding the attack. The victim was reportedly told to “go back to your country,” “You came here to invade” and called “illegal” before he was splashed with acid. 
 
SEE: Victim of Milwaukee Acid Attack Says He Was Told to ‘Go Back to Your Country’
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/us/milwaukee-acid-attack-victim.html
Hispanic man says acid attacker accused him of invading United States
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/nationworld/os-ne-racist-acid-attack-milmaukee-20191105-b37egqc4xne35by7arunf6wpji-story.html

CAIR also condemned the alleged plot to bomb the synagogue in Colorado by a man who had repeatedly expressed anti-Semitic views.

SEE: White Supremacist Plotted to Bomb Colorado Synagogue, FBI Says
https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/national-international/Man-Who-Spoke-of-Hating-Jews-Held-in-Colorado-Temple-Bomb-Plot-564504221.html

CAIR similarly condemned "It's okay to be white" flyers placed throughout East Tennessee State University's campus. Since 2016, 346 incidents of white supremacist propaganda have been recorded. Flyers, stickers, banners and posters have appeared on college and university campuses.”

SEE: 'It's okay to be white' signs placed on East Tennessee State University's campus
https://www.app.com/story/news/nation/2019/11/05/white-supremacist-flyers-found-east-tennessee-state-university/4162960002/
 
“We view all these incidents as a manifestation of the empowerment of hate we have witnessed nationwide resulting directly or indirectly from President Trump’s rhetoric, appointments and policies,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.
 
Earlier this week, CAIR condemned both the wearing of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) robes and hoods by a group of individuals in Tennessee and the filming of a white supremacist propaganda video at a Mississippi memorial to Emmett Till.

A video of the group of people wearing the racist attire was posted Thursday on YouTube under the title “2019 Halloween in Jamestown Tennessee.” The video was reportedly taken from one of the participants’ Snapchat accounts.

SEE: CAIR Condemns Tenn. Group’s KKK Halloween Costumes, Filming of White Supremacist Propaganda Video at Miss. Emmett Till Memorial
https://www.cair.com/cair_condemns_tenn_group_s_kkk_halloween_costumes_filming_of_white_supremacist_propaganda_video_at_miss_emmett_till_memorial

Video: CAIR Condemns Tenn. Group’s KKK Halloween Costumes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE3RvaicQ7k

Earlier this year, CAIR condemned the actions of three University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) students who stood with guns in front of a bullet-riddled memorial to Till.

SEE: CAIR Condemns Mississippi Students Posing with Guns in Front of Bullet-Riddled Emmett Till Memorial
https://www.cair.com/cair_condemns_mississippi_students_posing_with_guns_in_front_of_bullet_riddled_emmett_till_memorial

The Washington-based civil rights organization has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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 National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, aajeen@cair.com

 


ACTION ALERT: Final Countdown to Get Your Tickets for CAIR’s 25th Annual Gala Nov. 9 in D.C.

More people than in past years (alhamdulillah) have already reserved their tickets for CAIR's 25th anniversary gala to be held Saturday, November 9, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C.

TO REGISTER, GO TO: https://www.cair.com/25th_anniversary_banquet

Online registration for the gala will soon end, so time is running out to purchase your tickets. In past years, the annual banquet has sold out. No tickets will be sold at the door, so register TODAY to make sure you don’t miss out.

Registration is still open for the gala with special guest Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), political commentator Dean Obeidallah, activist and community leader Linda Sarsour, State Representative Movita Johnson-Harrell (D-PA), and motivational speaker Abderraoof Alkhawaldeh.

With the theme “Defending, Educating, and Empowering: Building the Next Generation of American Muslims,” the gala will celebrate CAIR’s 25 years of service to the community.

[NOTE: Use #CAIRSnapshots on Twitter to view all the short videos highlighting CAIR’s important work over the past quarter century.]

Reserve a Table(s) of 10:

Banquet tables for a family, business, mosque, or other group, may be reserved by calling 202-742-6454 or by emailing events@cair.comA table of 10 costs $1500. 

Disclaimer: All funds solicited in connection with this event are for CAIR, and not for Ilhan Omar or Ilhan Omar for Congress.

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 Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, 202-774-0770, aajeen@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com


ACTION ALERT: CAIR Urges Muslim Voters in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Virginia, and Nationwide to Turn Out for November 5 General Election

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/4/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today urged all eligible Muslim voters in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Virginia, and nationwide to turn out for the November 5 elections.

Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi will each elect a governor, and Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia will each elect new state legislators.

Local elections will also be held tomorrow in California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington state, but may not impact all voters. Click the link below to see if there are elections impacting you.

SEE: Personalized Voting Information
https://www.vote411.org/

“Voting is one of the most meaningful ways that citizens can participate in the democratic process and affect change in their communities and the nation,” said CAIR Director of Government Affairs Robert S. McCaw. “Especially during off-year elections when turnout is lower, it is essential that Muslim voters go to the polls and make their voices heard.”

McCaw noted that California, Colorado, Connecticut, D.C., Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Utah, Vermont, Washington state, Wisconsin, and Wyoming allow unregistered voters to register on election day.

ACTION REQUESTED:

• Go to the polls on Tuesday, November 5, and vote for the candidates of your choice.
• Remind and encourage your friends and family members to vote.
• Use social media to encourage all eligible voters to go to the polls.
• Offer to help friends, co-workers and family members get to the polls.
• Community leaders should use their communications networks to encourage congregations to vote.
• Convince one person who did not plan to vote to go to the polls.

Protecting Voter Rights

CAIR is urging members of the Muslim community to contact CAIR if they believe that their voting rights have been violated: (202) 742-6420 or civilrights@cair.com. 

CAIR’s Civil Rights Department and national network of chapters will coordinate election day reporting to make sure complaints are addressed as quickly and effectively as possible. 

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 Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com


#CAIRSnapshots Video: In 2017, CAIR Files Legal Challenge to Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban,’ Helps Utah Imam on No-Fly List Return to U.S.

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/4/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today released the latest “CAIR Snapshots” video highlighting a quarter century of “defending, educating and empowering the American Muslim community.”

[NOTE: Use #CAIRSnapshots on Twitter to view all the short videos highlighting CAIR’s important work over the past quarter century.]

Today’s snapshot features how in 2017, CAIR announced the filing of a federal lawsuit on behalf of more than 20 named and “john doe” individuals challenging the constitutionality of President’s Trump’s recent “Muslim ban” executive order.

SEE: #CAIRSnapshots Video: In 2017, CAIR Files Legal Challenge to Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban,’ Helps Utah Imam on No-Fly List Return to U.S.

https://youtu.be/vz7hOgv7sIE

BACKGROUNDER:

Video: CNN Goes Live to CAIR 'Muslim Ban' Lawsuit News Conference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTF-HXlAT_A 

CAIR sues FBI, TSA for placing Utah imam on no-fly list before he returned to the US

https://www.mic.com/articles/180149/black-muslim-imam-blocked-from-return-flight-to-us-despite-being-an-american-citizen

The #CAIRSnapshots campaign is just one of many activities and initiatives leading up to CAIR’s 25th anniversary gala in Washington, D.C., on November 9.

Online registration is open for the gala with special guest Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), political commentator Dean Obeidallah, activist and community leader Linda Sarsour, State Representative Movita Johnson-Harrell (D-PA), and motivational speaker Abderraoof Alkhawaldeh.

Past events have been sold out and no tickets are sold at the door -- so register TODAY to reserve your place.

REGISTRATION: Individual tickets cost $85 (Student $65). Childcare is $35 per child. Childcare registration is required for children under 13 years old. No children under 13 are allowed inside the banquet hall.

TO REGISTER, GO TO: https://www.cair.com/25th_anniversary_banquet  

Disclaimer: All funds solicited in connection with this event are for CAIR, and not for Ilhan Omar or Ilhan Omar for Congress.

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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 Condemns Tenn. Group’s KKK Halloween Costumes, Filming of White Supremacist Propaganda Video at Miss. Emmett Till Memorial

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/3/2019) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned both the wearing of Ku Klux Klan (KKK) robes and hoods by a group of individuals in Tennessee and the filming of a white supremacist propaganda video at a Mississippi memorial to Emmett Till.

A video of the group of people wearing the racist attire was posted Thursday on YouTube under the title “2019 Halloween in Jamestown Tennessee.” The video was reportedly taken from one of the participants’ Snapchat accounts.

SEE: Group Wears Klan Robes on Halloween
http://herald-citizen.com/stories/group-wears-klan-robes-on-halloween,38224

“That a group of people would feel comfortable wearing symbols of racism and white supremacy is yet another indication of the mainstreaming of bigotry that we have witnessed in recent years nationwide,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper.

He said CAIR also condemns the filming of a propaganda video in Mississippi Saturday by a group of people standing in front of a memorial to Emmett Till, the African-American teen whose killing in 1955 helped spark the Civil Rights Movement. The Emmett Till Interpretive Center posted the video on social media.

Video Reportedly Shows White Supremacists Making Propaganda Film at Emmett Till Memorial

https://www.magnoliastatelive.com/2019/11/03/video-reportedly-shows-white-supremacists-making-propaganda-film-at-emmett-till-memorial/

White Supremacists Caught at Emmett Till Memorial Making Propaganda Film

https://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2019/nov/02/white-supremacists-caught-emmett-till-memorial-mak/

Hooper added: “It is unconscionable that white supremacists would choose the site of Emmett Till’s memorial to promote their vile racist propaganda. This effort to promote white supremacy and racism should be condemned by all of Mississippi’s political and religious leaders.”

Earlier this year, CAIR condemned the actions of three University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) students who stood with guns in front of a bullet-riddled memorial to Till.

SEE: CAIR Condemns Mississippi Students Posing with Guns in Front of Bullet-Riddled Emmett Till Memorial
https://www.cair.com/cair_condemns_mississippi_students_posing_with_guns_in_front_of_bullet_riddled_emmett_till_memorial

The Washington-based civil rights organization has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

SEE: CAIR Condemns Trump’s Racist False Equivalence of Impeachment Inquiry to ‘Lynching’

https://www.cair.com/cair_condemns_trump_s_racist_false_equivalence_of_impeachment_inquiry_to_lynching

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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 National Communications Coordinator Ayan Ajeen, aajeen@cair.com


TODAY: CAIR to Co-Host Kashmir Teach-In with Impacted Howard County Maryland Families

(BALTIMORE, MD, 11/3/19) – Later today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and Kashmiri-American families to share updates on the humanitarian crisis in the region of Kashmir, and to stand in solidarity with the community against oppression and persecution by the Indian government. 

WHAT: Kashmir Under Siege: Crisis Update

WHEN: Sunday, November 3, 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, Md. 21045

CONTACT: CAIR Director of Maryland Zainab Chaudry, zchaudry@cair.com, 410-971-6062

Recently, CAIR held a news conference with Kashmiri leaders urging elected officials to take action in Maryland to help families make contact with their loved ones.

SEE: Muslim Leaders to Call on Maryland Elected Officials to Take Immediate Action on Kashmir Crisis

https://www.cair.com/cair_muslim_leaders_to_call_on_maryland_elected_officials_to_take_immediate_action_on_kashmir_crisis

Muslim groups urge Maryland lawmakers to address communications blackout, Indian occupation of Kashmir

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-county/catonsville/cng-co-ca-at-cair-kashmir-conference-20190930-dsjihb62irh3zf3ffl4joe73mm-story.html

The civil rights organization later submitted a written statement to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation’s hearing on “Human Rights in South Asia: Views from the State Department and the Region.”

SEE: CAIR Submits Statement on Kashmir for House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Hearing

https://www.cair.com/cair_submits_statement_on_kashmir_for_house_foreign_affairs_subcommittee_hearing

CAIR’s statement focuses on Kashmir and the Indian government’s revocation of that region’s protected status and accompanying human rights abuses. The hearing was convened by Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA).

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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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#CAIRSnapshots Video: In 2016, CAIR Launches Satirical 'ISLAMOPHOBIN' Public Awareness Campaign to Challenge Anti-Muslim Bigotry

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/2/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today released the latest “CAIR Snapshots” video highlighting a quarter century of “defending, educating and empowering the American Muslim community.”

[NOTE: Use #CAIRSnapshots on Twitter to view all the short videos highlighting CAIR’s important work over the past quarter century.]

Today’s snapshot features how in 2016, CAIR launched a satirical public awareness campaign to challenge growing Islamophobia in America by distributing "ISLAMOPHOBIN®," a mock-medicine designed to "cure" Islamophobia. The campaign included a television commercial for the product. (NOTE: ISLAMOPHOBIN is actually sugar-free-chewing gum.)

SEE: #CAIRSnapshots Video: In 2016, CAIR Launches Satirical 'ISLAMOPHOBIN' Public Awareness Campaign to Challenge Anti-Muslim Bigotry

https://youtu.be/7v2o-NeiJTw

BACKGROUNDER:

Video: CAIR Launches ‘ISLAMOPHOBIN’ Public Awareness Campaign to Challenge Anti-Muslim Bigotry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s57kPS_gjM

The #CAIRSnapshots campaign is just one of many activities and initiatives leading up to CAIR’s 25th anniversary gala in Washington, D.C., on November 9.

Online registration is open for the gala with special guest Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), political commentator Dean Obeidallah, activist and community leader Linda Sarsour, State Representative Movita Johnson-Harrell (D-PA), and motivational speaker Abderraoof Alkhawaldeh.

Past events have been sold out and no tickets are sold at the door -- so register TODAY to reserve your place.

REGISTRATION: Individual tickets cost $85 (Student $65). Childcare is $35 per child. Childcare registration is required for children under 13 years old. No children under 13 are allowed inside the banquet hall.

TO REGISTER, GO TO: https://www.cair.com/25th_anniversary_banquet  

Disclaimer: All funds solicited in connection with this event are for CAIR, and not for Ilhan Omar or Ilhan Omar for Congress.

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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 Sends Letter Requesting College Board Avoid Scheduling AP Exams on Eid al-Fitr

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/1/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today sent a letter to College Board President Jeremy Singer requesting that that organization avoid scheduling Advanced Placement (AP) exams on the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr in 2021.

AP exams typically take place during the first two weeks of May. In 2021, Eid al-Fitr is expected to fall on Thursday, May 13 – during this testing window.

[NOTE: Eid al-Fitr (EED-al-FITTER) marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan, is the first of the two major Muslim holidays. The second holiday, Eid al-Adha (EED-al-ODD-ha), comes near the end of the Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca.]

Some school districts with significantly large Muslim student populations, like Howard County Public Schools in Maryland, give students the day off for Eid al-Fitr, along with Jewish and Christian holidays. This grants students equity and allows them to be able to observe the holiday without being marked absent or missing classroom instruction.

However, through conversations with school officials, it has come to CAIR’s attention that school boards will not approve closing schools for students on Eid al-Fitr if it coincides with an AP exam date. If schools were to close, buses would not run, creating an equity issue for non-Muslim students trying to get to school and take their exams as scheduled.

“We are seeking a fair and equitable solution that will allow Muslim students to achieve academic success without sacrificing their religious beliefs and without impacting students of other faiths,” said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad. “We respectfully request that the College Board take into account the tens of thousands of Muslim students who will be impacted by Eid al-Fitr when scheduling AP exams for 2021.”

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, 202-488-8787, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com


Action Alert: Urge Congress to Oppose Trump's Newly Considered Muslim Ban Expansion

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/1/19) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on all Americans to urge their members of Congress to strongly oppose the expansion of the Trump administration’s discriminatory Muslim Ban.

ACT NOW: Urge Congress to Oppose Expansion of the Muslim Ban

https://www.votervoice.net/CAIR/campaigns/69261/respond

CNN has reported that, according to two sources, "Trump administration officials are discussing adding more countries to the travel ban" and that "inter-agency discussion" was underway "about imposing travel restrictions" on "fewer than five countries”.

SEE: Trump administration considers adding more countries to travel ban list

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/31/politics/travel-ban-more-countries/index.html

In a statement, CAIR Director of Government Affairs Robert S. McCaw said:

"Only Congress' outright rejection of President Trump's expansion of the Muslim Ban can put a stop to this discriminatory program which is rooted in an Islamophobic campaign promise and continues to inspire anti-Muslim bias incidents and hate crimes. The U.S. House of Representatives hearing on the Muslim Ban in September clearly demonstrated that the Muslim Ban Visa Waiver Program is a broken system that has separated American families and led to an incalculable amount of human suffering and tragedy."

In September, CAIR submitted a written statement to the joint congressional oversight hearing on the Trump administration’s Muslim Ban by U.S. House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship and Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

READ CAIR'S STATEMENT:

https://tinyurl.com/CAIRMuslimBanHearingStatement

SEE: Joint Hearing: Oversight of the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban

https://judiciary.house.gov/legislation/hearings/oversight-trump-administration-s-muslim-ban

CAIR's statement for the record concluded that the work of attempting to undo the harm that has resulted from the Muslim Ban will take the efforts of a generation of dedicated public officials and community servants and that Congress must provide greater oversight and adopt legislation that will repeal it.

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, 202-488-8787, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com