(WASHINGTON, DC, 4/18/16) – CAIR Georgia leaders joined hundreds of delegates from other Muslim-American organizations for National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill on April 18th. The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) hosted the second annual event on April 18th and 19th.
USCMO’s Georgia delegation, which also included two other groups, secured meetings with the offices of thirteen of Georgia’s sixteen congressional representatives, including the staff of Senator David Perdue (R) and Congressman John Lewis (D).
“We enjoyed teaming up with American Muslims from across the country and delivering a unified message to our congressional leaders,” said CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, who attended the event alongisde CAIR Georgia Board President Yusof Burke.
“We enjoyed teaming up with American Muslims from across the country and delivering a unified message to our congressional leaders,” said CAIR Georgia Executive Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell.
USMCO encouraged the participation of all national, state and local Muslim organizations, houses of worship and community groups that wanted to join. The event is designed to connect national, regional and state Muslim organizations, community members with their elected representatives in Congress. USCMO’S Advocacy Day focused on promoting a legislative agenda in support of equality and social justice issues that could benefit all Americans, regardless of faith or background.
The first National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill took place in April of last year and was attended by 280 delegates from more than 20 states who met with some 200 congressional offices – one third of the House of Representatives and almost half of the Senate.