(ST. LOUIS, MO, 4/09/13) -- On Wednesday, April 10, the St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAR-St. Louis), the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri (ACLU-EM), Missouri Muslims for Civic Engagement (MoMCE), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), and the Muslim American Society (MAS), will hold the 3rd Annual Muslim Day at the State Capitol in Jefferson City.
The yearly event encourages Muslims from across the state of Missouri to be active community citizens by voicing their concerns to elected officials and their staff. A press conference will be held Wednesday morning to outline major issues of concern to the Missouri Muslim community.
WHAT: Press Conference/Rally for 3rd Annual Muslim Day at the State Capitol
WHEN: Wednesday April 10, 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: House Hearing Room 5
Muslims from across the state of Missouri, including representatives from St. Louis, Kansas City, Rolla, Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Joplin, and Jefferson City, will be participating in the event.
The Missouri Muslim community began visiting the state capitol in 2010 in response to proposed anti-Islam bills in the legislature. This year, issues of concern include domestic drone use, immigration reform, opposing unconstitutional provisions of the NDAA, and increased security at Muslim institutions following the Joplin mosque fire.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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