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Support your community by participating in the Muslim Day of Advocacy

November 25, 2019 – 10 am to 4 pm

The New Jersey State House, 125 W State St., Trenton, NJ 08608

On Monday November 25, 2019 representatives of New Jersey’s Muslim Community are gathering in our state’s capital to meet with our elected officials.  The objectives of this meeting are:

  • To strengthen or establish Muslim community relationships with State Assembly and State Senators and their staff
  • To educate state elected officials and their staff about Muslim civil liberties concerns and proposed solutions
  • To encourage state elected officials to support key policies that are important to New Jersey’s Muslim community

We encourage you to join the Delegation of New Jersey Muslims to advocate on behalf of the entire community.  As a Delegate you will meet with your state legislator and encourage them to consider our position on the following proposed bills:

  • Oppose – S4001 – This bill conflates anti-Semitism with criticism of certain policies of the State of Israel and aims to punish certain language critical of those policies in public schools and institutions of higher learning.
  • Support – A461 – This bill requires adoption agencies, or courts, to maintain a child’s religious upbringing when placing child in adoption or foster care.
  • Support – A5324 – This bill prohibits the exclusion of a child from public school based on the child’s race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, or immigration status.
  • Support - A1969 - This bill requires public schools to expand the requirements of their anti-bullying policies, and it mandates that parents be given more information regarding the school’s procedures when investigating situations of bullying.
  • Support – A3151 – This bill institutes a pilot program within the Department of Education that addresses issues related to bullying in public schools.

TO REGISTER AS A DELEGATE PLEASE GO TO:  https://forms.gle/8GQm1j7mPAPUXxpf7  

Registration Deadline: November 1, 2019

Text your Zip Code to 520-200-2223. You’ll get a text back with the names and numbers of your federal and state reps and senators.

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CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Government Affairs Coordinator Mohamed Elshekh,

201-496-3457, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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