(TAMPA, FL, 5/5/23) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations-Florida (CAIR-Florida), the state’s leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, in partnership with the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), extends a heartfelt invitation to the American Muslim community to participate in the 8th annual National Muslim Advocacy Day.
The event will be held in person on Monday, June 12, and Tuesday, June 13, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. USCMO encourages participants to register no later than Sunday, June 4.
We call upon representatives from national, state, and local Muslim organizations and communities to join this powerful two-day advocacy event. Muslim delegates and activists will engage with congressional offices to address the most urgent concerns affecting American Muslims in today’s political landscape.
National Muslim Advocacy Day has been widely shared on social media through the hashtag #MuslimHillDay, where past participants have documented their experiences.
Imam Abdullah Jaber, Executive Director of CAIR-Florida, passionately states, “National Muslim Advocacy Day is a critical opportunity for American Muslims to unite, amplify our voices, and actively engage with our elected officials. It is a testament to the strength of our democracy and the power of civic participation.”
Delegates will urge Congress to reintroduce the Combating International Islamophobia Act, championed by Congresswomen Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Jan Schakowsky, and Senator Corey Booker, to tackle the escalating incidents of Islamophobia globally.
To enhance the event’s effectiveness, registered participants can attend online training seminars prior to Advocacy Day. Furthermore, USCMO will provide on-site training at Congress for all attending Muslim community members.
Last year’s National Muslim Advocacy Day saw over 300 delegates from 20 states meeting with more than 200 elected officials and congressional staffers.
For further details about the event or to explore how a Muslim organization or community can take part, contact Wilfredo Amr Ruiz, CAIR-Florida Communications Director, 305-502-6749, [email protected].
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.
FLORIDA: Wilfredo Amr Ruiz, CAIR-Florida Communications Director, 305-502-6749, [email protected]
WASHINGTON, DC: CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530, [email protected]; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, [email protected]; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, [email protected]; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ismail Allison, 202-770-6280, [email protected]