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CAIR-Florida to Hold Joint Press Conference & Community Prayers Post #MuslimBan SCOTUS Decision

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For Immediate Release
 
CAIR-Florida to Hold Joint Press Conference & Community Prayers Post
 #MuslimBan SCOTUS Decision
 
(Orlando, FL, 6/27/18)  – The Florida Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced a joint press conference followed by interfaith community prayers in solidarity with several representatives of impacted communities and leaders denouncing yesterday’s Supreme Court decision to allow Muslim Ban 3.0 to remain in effect. As discriminatory immigration policies and practices continue to emerge, local advocacy groups will come together to reject racism and xenophobia in all its forms. 
 
WHAT : Joint Press Conference and Community Interfaith Prayers
WHO : CAIR-Florida, Elected Officials, Coalition Partners, Members of Impacted Communities 
WHEN : Tomorrow, Thursday, June 28 th at 12:00 PM
WHERE : In front of Sen. Marco Rubio's Office 
(201 S Orange Ave #350, Orlando, FL 32801)
 
CONTACT : CAIR-Florida's Social Justice Advocate Rasha Mubarak, 407.590.9952,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
CAIR-Florida thanks our community partners, representatives of impacted communities, various interfaith leaders, coalition partners: Trust Orlando Coalition, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Muslim Women's Organization, Hope CommUnity Center, ACLU of Florida, QLatinx, Central Florida Jobs with Justice, Organize Florida, Mi Familia Vota, Latino Justice and others for standing with us in solidarity.
 
"Yesterday, all of us went through the motions of what will go down as yet another dark day in American history. By upholding the Muslim Ban, the Supreme Court gave life and bearing legitimacy to the wave of Islamophobia American Muslims are experiencing in America today. However, we will not back down. Like history has shown through several social justice movements, change has never exclusively relied on the Courts. Change has been achieved through the voice of the people, mass mobilizations, political engagement, and community organizing. And trust us when we say, you we will see us at the polls come November” said Rasha Mubarak, CAIR-Florida’s Statewide Social Justice Advocate.
 
 
In the Supreme Court, CAIR had filed an amicus brief on behalf of six individuals who successfully obtained an injunction against Muslim Ban 3.0 from a federal court in Maryland.
 
READ CAIR'S BRIEF:   CAIR Amicus Brief
 
The brief -- filed in the wake of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit's decision in February declaring Trump's Muslim ban unconstitutional – states in part: "The injuries suffered by the [plaintiffs] are beyond the pale. If they are beyond the power of the courts to remedy, we fear for what is yet to come."
 
[ NOTE : CAIR and the Brennan Center for Justice filed the lawsuit in October 2017. On appeal, that case, Zakzok v. Trump, was consolidated with two others and was jointly decided by the Fourth Circuit.]
 
 
In December of last year, CAIR applauded the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' unanimous decision against the Trump administration's "Muslim Ban 3.0."
 
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About CAIR-Florida / Acerca de CAIR-Florida
 
CAIR-Florida's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
 
La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, proteger las libertades civiles, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
 
 
Media Contact:
 
Rasha Mubarak
Social Justice Advocate
407.590.9952
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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