CAIR-St. Louis Government Affairs Department goal is to empower American Muslims to learn about their Government and the Democratic process, meet elected officials, voice their community concerns to Government, register people to vote, and develop long term Government relations strategies. The committee is responsible for actively monitoring legislation and government activities that affects Muslims and responding on behalf of the American Muslim community. To ensure that the Muslim community is being represented, we provide a Muslim perspective to policy makers and answer questions from government officials about issues related to Islam and Muslims. The committee also promotes legislative action alerts, distributes legislative fact sheets, submits testimony to Congress and sponsors a number of activities designed to bring Muslim concerns to the government.
The committee builds networks and coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding to support domestic policies that promote civil rights, diversity and freedom of religion and oppose policies that limit civil rights, permit racial, ethnic or religious profiling, infringe on due process, or that prevent Muslims and others from participating fully in American civic life.
The committee also works to increase Muslim participation in the political arena by regularly sponsoring voter registration and get out the vote drives, candidate forums, and campaign volunteer opportunities across the country.
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