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Southern Prince George's Officials Meet with Muslims, Offer Support for Eid Holidays PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jameel Aalim-Johnson, Muslim Link Contributing Writer   
Saturday, 09 May 2015 04:58

On Sunday afternoon April 19, 2015, a group of approximately 30 members of the Muslim community filled Conference Room 2 in the Oxon Hill Library to communicate with their elected officials from the State, County, and Board of Education.

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Over Six Thousand Walk to 'Let History Decide' PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 07 May 2015 19:34

Cover2-smallOn April 24, 2015, a highly anticipated rally for Turkish-Armenian reconciliation took place in Washington DC.

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Thursday, 07 May 2015 19:27

Cover-smallBaltimore Muslims Reflect on Riots, Assist In Healing Their Wounded City

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Muslims Descend on Capitol Hill for National Advocacy Day PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 18 April 2015 10:50
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Above, Muslims convene at the Rayburn Office Building to get tips on engaging with their elected officials at the first National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. Photo courtesy of the Mosque Cares.


On April 13, 2015, 280 Muslims representing more than 20 states including Maryland and Virginia met with their elected officials and congressional staffers during the National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.. This inaugural event was sponsored by the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of some of the leading national and local American Muslim organizations.

According to a statement by USCMO, the event is ‘designed to connect national, regional and state Muslim organizations [and] community members with more than one third of the U.S. House of Representatives and a half of the Senate.’ “Muslim communities frequently host state advocacy days in state capitols nationwide, but American Muslims have never held a unified national event in Washington, D.C,” said Robert McCaw, chairman of the USCMO Advocacy Day Steering Committee.

Muslim delegates met in the Rayburn House Office Building where they received information on best practices for meeting with elected representatives and how to discuss the day’s advocacy issues.

Masjid Muhammad was a sponsor and a organizer of the event. Participants introduced to congressional members a bill proposed by Congressman Andre Carson (D-IN) that would allow for college students to work in after school programs using federal work-study hours.

Muslims 4 Liberty, a Libertarian group, concerned that this event could become a “Muslims for Democrats” session, also attended. Ramy Osman, of Muslims 4 Liberty, represented the state of Virginia.

Maryland's Muslim delegation was led by CAIR Maryland Outreach Manager Zainab Chaudry. The Maryland Muslims met and discussed issues with the offices of U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski.

The focus of advocacy was domestic issues of high concern to Muslims such as surveillance and racial profiling. National, state and local Muslim organizations and communities called on Congress to urge the U.S. Department of Justice to amend its racial profiling guidance for federal law enforcement by removing any existing loopholes that continue to permit profiling in the name of national security, domestic surveillance and policing the border.




 
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