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Bills to talk with your state reps about

The week of February 20 through 24 is a “district work week,” meaning our congressmen and senators are working in their district rather than in Austin.  We encourage you to contact them to share your views on current legislation. Immigrant Rights: Refugees and Asylum seekers are legal designations for individuals who … Continue reading

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Your Rights as an Airline Passenger

Since we’ve recently seen an increase in air travel-related incidents involving Muslim passengers, we thought it worthwhile to remind Muslims of the guide which CAIR’s national office provides which details your legal rights as an airline passenger.  Here’s a summary: As an airline passenger, you are entitled to courteous, respectful … Continue reading

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CAIR Houston reminds community of rights if contacted by the FBI

CAIR-TX, Houston reminds community members of your legal rights if visited by the FBI at your home or workplace. * Understand that providing information to the FBI or any law enforcement agency is strictly voluntary.  You are not obligated under the law to answer any of law enforcement’s questions, other … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: Call Texas Lawmakers TODAY to Reject Anti-Muslim bill

Action Alert: Oppose SB 531
, Unnecessary “Anti-­Sharia” Legislation SB 531 by Sen. Donna Campbell is expected to come to the Senate floor on Thursday, May 21.  This bill purports to provide narrow protections in the Family Code— but in fact, these bills are part of the “American Law for American … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Please send state board of education this message

Dear Friends and Supporters of CAIR-Texas, Houston: One of our coalition partners, Texas Freedom Network (TFN), informed us of the State Board Of Education (SBOE) misinformation regarding Islam and Muslims within proposed textbooks and products for Texas public school children for the 2015/2016 school years.  TFN performed a great service by having … Continue reading

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CAIR Asks Muslims to Thank Those Challenging Islamophobia Using #MuslimsThank

CAIR today re-launched its social media hashtag campaign #MuslimsThank to show appreciation to media personalities, celebrities and political leaders who have come out in defense of Muslims and Islam in response to a rising tide of anti-Muslim bigotry and Islamophobia. It’s Not Just Bill Maher: Islamophobia on Cable News is … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Groups, Individuals Asked to Endorse Open Letter Refuting ISIS’s Ideology

  (WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/30/14) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced today that Muslim groups and individuals worldwide may now endorse the open letter signed by more than 120 international scholars of Islam and Muslim leaders refuting the ideology of the terrorist group ISIS and urging its supporters to repent and … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Write your elected officials about violence in Gaza

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. Although our mission is focused on American civil rights … Continue reading

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