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(ATLANTA, GA - 6/30/2018) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations co-hosted and spoke at a Families Belong Together Rally in downtown Atlanta, one of dozens of similar marches across the nation. As many as 20,000 people joined the march to protest the Trump Administration's policy of separating immigrant families who illegelly cross the U.S. border with Mexico, which has left thousands of children separated from their parents.
(ATLANTA, GA - 6/26/18) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today denounced the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Trump's third “Muslim Ban."
CAIR Georgia spoke out against the ruling during a series of appearances across Atlanta, including an interfaith press conference outside Ebenezer Baptist Church, a radio interview with Closer Look on NPR/WABE, and a protest outside the Richard B. Russell federal courthouse.
CAIR Georgia also plans to co-host an informational community forum about the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling at Roswell Community Masjid on June 28.
(WASHINGTON, DC - 5/8/2018) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations traveled to joined the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations' fourth annual National Muslim Hill Day in Washington, DC.
During the two-day event, American Muslims from across the country gathered in Washington to lobby their congressional representatives about various topics.
This year's Georgia delegation included representatives of CAIR Georgia, ICNA Relief, and the Muslim American Society.
Together, the group advocated for DACA recipients, against the Muslim Ban, and for a congressional resolution honoring American Muslim history.
The delegation met with Senator David Perdue, Congressman Hank Johnson, and Congressman Rob Woodall, as well as representatives of Reps. Jody Hice, David Scott, Buddy Carter, Austin Scott, and Rick Allen.