Rally for Lebanon and Palestine Aug. 12 in DC

Rally for Lebanon and Palestine Aug. 12 in DC

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

CAIR ACTION ALERT #496

JOIN THE RALLY FOR LEBANON AND PALESTINE AUG. 12 IN DC

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/28/06) - CAIR today called on American Muslims and other people of conscience to join the thousands of people expected to take part in the August 12th National Emergency March on Washington to protest Israeli attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Lebanon and Gaza.

Hundreds of organizations, including CAIR, have endorsed the August 12 rally, which was initiated by the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism), the National Council of Arab Americans (NCA) and the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation. Other rallies will take place in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle for those who cannot travel to Washington, D.C. A similar ANSWER Coalition rally in 2002 drew 100,000 protesters in support of Palestinian rights.

WHAT: National Emergency March on Washington
WHEN: Saturday, August 12, Noon
WHERE: Lafayette Park in front of the White House

SEE: August 12th National March on Washington
SEE: Protesters to Decry Israeli Actions (Washington Times)
"A big turnout at the rally will encourage the silent majority in our society to stand up and voice their disapproval of American's short-sighted policy in the Middle East," said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad.

IMMEDIATE ACTIONS REQUESTED:

1. Plan to ATTEND THE RALLY.
2. ENDORSE the rally.
3. Print out and DISTRIBUTE THE FLYER.
4. VOLUNTEER
at the rally.
5. HELP OTHERS travel to the rally.
6. CONTACT your elected representatives to call for a cease-fire.
7. HELP the victims.
8. ENGAGE the media. (Write letters to the editor and call radio talk shows.)

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CAIR
Council on American-Islamic Relations
453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003
Tel: 202-488-8787, 202-744-7726
Fax: 202-488-0833
E-mail: cair@cair-net.org
URL: http://www.cair-net.org


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