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CAIR Action Alert: Urge Your State Legislature to Introduce Resolution Seeking Removal of Confederate Symbols

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/24/17) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging Americans of all faiths and backgrounds to contact their state legislatures to request the introduction of CAIR's template resolution calling for the removal of all Confederate symbols.

This call to action is in response to the deadly terrorist attack on anti-racist protests that occurred in Charlottesville, Va. CAIR is urging the removal of all government monuments and symbols that celebrate the Confederacy. USE: #RemoveConfederateMemorials

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CAIR had condemned the attack in Charlottesville and decried President Trump’s “failure of moral leadership” for not immediately joining in near-universal condemnation -- by name -- of the white supremacists, neo-Nazis, the KKK, and other racists groups participating in the hate rally.

The "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville was designed to challenge the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a city park.

“A fitting response to the deadly terror attack on anti-racists protesters in Charlottesville would be for officials in states and cities nationwide to immediately announce that every street, every school, every flag, and every public memorial honoring those who took up arms in defense of white supremacy and slavery will be removed or have its name changed to instead honor those who fought for civil rights,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad in an August 14 statement. “Removal of these memorials would be a small step forward in turning the page on the darkest period in our nation’s history.”

SEE: CAIR Says Removal of Confederate Memorials Nationwide a ‘Fitting Response’ to Terror Attack on Va. Anti-Racist Rally

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

ACTION ALERT: CAIR Urges Support for August 28 White House Vigil to Defend DACA, Save TPS, Reject the Muslim Ban

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/24/18) -- On Monday, August 28, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join the New York Immigration Coalition, and other civil liberties and immigrant rights activists in front of the White House to demand justice for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protection Status (TPS) recipients. Rally participants will also call on President Trump to rescind his discriminatory and unconstitutional “Muslim ban” in the lead up to the October 10 Supreme Court hearing on that issue.

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Since August 15, immigrant and community leaders organized by National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) and the Franciscan Action Network have been holding signs in front of the White House, 24-hours-a-day, to demand that President Trump protect the DACA and TPS programs. In total, the picketing effort will last 22 days, culminating on September 5, the deadline 10 anti-DACA state attorneys general gave President Trump to terminate the program.

SEE: Texas AG, Others Demand Trump Stop New DACA Permits, End Renewals

Event Schedule:

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Stand witness in front of White House, interact with those passing by, including sharing information about DACA, TPS and the “Muslim ban.” Provide the opportunity for individuals to take action and to call DHS or the White House.

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Daily Prayer and Rally

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. 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.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CAIR Action Alert: Urge Congress to Oppose Bill Slashing Legal Immigration, Favoring English Speakers

CAIR National logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/3/2017) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on all Americans of conscience to urge their members of Congress to not support the Trump administration-endorsed RAISE Act (Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act), that slashes legal immigration in half from 1 million to 500,000 new Green Card holders and favors English speakers.

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“Our nation's Statue of Liberty includes the famous quote: ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.’ We do not exclude immigrants, refugees or visitors; nor do we deny them their due process rights or benefits once admitted,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw.

Introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA), the RAISE Act would also eliminate Green Card preferences for extended and adult family members of U.S. residents, restricting immigration preferences for parents, siblings, and adult children of U.S. citizens.

Under the act, elderly parents of U.S. citizens would only be eligible for renewable temporary visas provided that they cannot access public benefits and their children can provide for all their healthcare needs.

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