CAIR to Hold Inauguration Day Open House on Capitol Hill

Americans urged to take part in National Day of Service inaugural kick-off

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, January 21, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights organization, will hold an Inauguration Day open house at its Capitol Hill headquarters during President Obama's second-term swearing-in ceremony and address.

Visitors to CAIR's headquarters will be able to watch the inauguration ceremony live on a big-screen television and will be offered information about the organization, Islam and the American Muslim community. Because the temperature is expected to be in the 30s to 40s, hot drinks will be provided.

WHAT: CAIR Inauguration Day Open House on Capitol Hill

WHEN: Monday, January 21, 2013, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

WHERE: CAIR Capitol Hill Headquarters, 453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. (Intersection of New Jersey Ave. S.E., and E Street.)

CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Coordinator Robert McCaw, 202-488-8787, 202-742-6448, E-Mail:

"We hope to offer Inauguration Day visitors an opportunity to warm up and refresh themselves while learning more about the American Muslim community and CAIR's civil liberties initiatives," said CAIR Government Affairs Coordinator Robert McCaw.

He noted that CAIR is co-sponsoring the Muslim American Inaugural Benefit Gala on Sunday, January 20.

SEE: Muslim American Inaugural Benefit Gala

McCaw said CAIR is also urging American Muslims and citizens of all faiths and backgrounds to take part in the National Day of Service, which kicks off the inaugural weekend on Saturday, Jan. 19, by volunteering for community service projects to celebrate unity and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

SEE: National Day of Service

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Coordinator Robert McCaw, 202-488-8787, 202-742-6448, E-Mail:; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail:

SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations


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