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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/16/2015) — On Monday, April 18, some 300 delegates from more than 20 states will take part in the second National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
The lobbying effort is sponsored by the US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of leading national and local American Muslim organizations. Muslim delegates are expected to meet with a third of the House of Representatives and almost half of the Senate.
National Muslim Advocacy Day delegates will promote a legislative agenda in support of equality and social justice, and will outline the domestic priorities of the American Muslim community, including:
Support for House and Senate resolutions recognizing and condemning Islamophobia.
Support legislation that enables individuals to build a credit history without taking on credit debt.
Support legislation that promotes greater access to fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods in impoverished areas.
Address American Muslim community concerns regarding the oversight, management and approach of federal Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs.
For more information about the event or about how Muslim organizations or community members can participate, visit the event registration page.
Register for National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill.
“With a dynamic legislative agenda, American Muslims are positioned to advocate for core social justice issues that will benefit all Americans, regardless of faith or background,” said Robert McCaw, chairman of the USCMO Advocacy Day steering committee.
USCMO Secretary General Oussama Jammal said: “Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill continues to empower the American Muslim community to work constructively with their elected officials and staff on Capitol Hill. It is important that members of Congress have the opportunity to get to know their Muslim constituents on a first name basis.”
The inclusion of poor in our festivity must be done without which we cannot complete our service to Allah SWT. How many societies the poor is left out of the pie and the rich eats the entire pie. A few weeks ago, we celebrated Eid-ul Fitr. And on that Eid, we enjoy its virtues by giving the Zakaat-ul Fitr to the poor before we begin the Eid prayer. This Eid we have to complete its celebration by giving 1/3 of the meat to the poor and needy. As Allah SWT says: Then eat thereof and feed therewith the poor who have a very hard time. (22:28) EID MUBAARAK!