SHAFAQNA- Muslims from around Massachusetts will gather on November 12 at the Massachusetts State House for a first-ever “Muslim Day on the Hill” in Massachusetts.
The event will provide Muslim voters with an opportunity to meet their state legislators and advocate for legislation of importance to the Muslim community and to all Americans.
Hosted by State Representative Marjorie Decker, the event is co-sponsored by CAIR-MA, the Muslim Justice League and Mass Muslims, and is supported by United Somali Youth and the Islamic Circle of North America Relief USA; MA Field Office.
Muslim Day on the Hill participants will advocate for three pieces of legislation selected by community vote at a Muslim town hall meeting, during which participants shared and discussed community priorities and relevant bills. Participants will also receive advocacy training on the day of the event.
Speakers will include event host and State Representative Marjorie Decker, State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, Cambridge City Councilor Nadeem Mazen, Harvard Islamic Chaplain Taymullah Abdur-Rahman, and National Director of ICNA Relief USA’s Transitional Housing Network Malika MacDonald.
Mass Muslims is a grassroots organization dedicated to creating a new generation of civically engaged leaders to empower the Massachusetts Muslim community.
The Muslim Justice League (MJL), founded in Boston in 2014, defends human and civil rights against erosion under national security pretexts through community education and mobilization, legal and policy advocacy, facilitation of cross-movement solidarity and cultivation of an environment in which pride in Muslim identity flourishes.
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.