CAIR: Muslim Group to Host SOTU Watch Party at Capitol Hill HQ

12 Jan, 2016, 09:37 ET from Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tonight, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will host a State of the Union address watch party for members and leaders of the Muslim community at its Capitol Hill headquarters in Washington, D.C.

CAIR will also be live-tweeting the president's address using the hashtag #MuslimSOTU. Light refreshments will be provided.

WHAT: Muslim Watch Party for State of the Union Address
WHERE: CAIR's Capitol Hill Headquarters, 453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20003
WHEN: Tuesday, January 12, 8:30 p.m. (The address begins at 9 p.m.)
RSVP TO: tzahran@cair.com
CONTACT: National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

Yesterday, CAIR urged President Obama to offer support for the American Muslim community during tonight's address.

"At a time of increasing Islamophobia in our nation, intensified in part by the inflammatory rhetoric of public figures like Donald Trump, it is more important than ever that American Muslims take part in the political process," said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.

[NOTE: CAIR-SFBA Government Relations Coordinator Sameena Usman will attend the State of the Union address as a guest of Rep. Zoe Lofgren and CAIR-FL Chief Operations Officer Nezar Hamze will attend as a guest of Rep. Alcee Hastings.]

SEE: Muslim Group's Officials Invited to State of the Union
http://tinyurl.com/hedjueq

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.

CONTACT: National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)



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