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Thank you for a successful banquet!
Our gratitude goes to the approx. 1,000 community members who graced last night's banquet with your presence and joined our growing list of supporters.
Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise over $260,000 to defend civil rights, empower American Muslims and promote mutual understanding.
We will continue to work toward raising our 2017 budget of $500,000 so that we can scale our work to meet the challenges and grasp the opportunities before us so that in the future, not far from now, American Muslim children can grow up with the same hopes and dreams as any young American. If your family or friends missed the banquet last night, they can still donate at www.cairseattle.org/donate
We are also humbled by the dedication and hard work of the more than 100 volunteers and table captains helped make the event possible. Thank you!
If you are not a U.S. citizen, or are a national of the 7 countries mentioned in the Executive Order, please visit www.airportlawyer.org which allows community members to inform volunteer lawyers when an individual is arriving from a "travel ban" country. That information is securely shared with groups of volunteer lawyers who monitor arrivals at airports.
Got 10 minutes? Send an e-mail editors of national newspapers and call-in to radio shows. We’ve made it easy! CLICK HERE for key messages to use. CLICK HERE for templates of language to use. CLICK HERE to find e-mail addresses of editors of major newspapers.
Research: American Muslims are Model U.S. Citizens
A new survey by the ISPU found that American Muslims are among the most religious and patriotic citizens. 85% of American Muslims "have a strong American identity," just like 84% of Protestants. They are also just as likely as other Americans to identify strongly with their faith — 89% of Muslims, 84% of Jews, and 95% of Catholics and Protestants shared the sentiment. Read the full survey report at: www.ispu.org/poll
1 in 18 Medical Doctors in U.S. is American Muslim
Loaded News Coverage, Commentary Can Fuel Hate, Prejudice
Research by U. of Hawaii, U. of Exeter & National Hispanic Media Coalition indicates that media content can have a direct effect on hate and prejudice against minority groups. Accurate language can inform readers, while ethnically and religiously loaded language misleads readers and fuels hate and prejudice.
CAIR-WA’s 2017 annual banquet & awards celebration, featuring WA Attorney General Bob Ferguson, Seattle Mariners announcer Tom Hutyler and others will be held Sunday, May 7, 2017, 5pm-8pm at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA. CLICK HERE to buy discount tickets by May 1.
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