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Our Time to Shine
Join other Muslims in signing up to start volunteering for a political campaign of your choice so you can learn how to make media and politics work for our communities... and get a chance to apply for up to $100,000 in scholarships!
If you’re frustrated by how media & politicians talk about Islam and Muslims, now is the time for YOU to step up and start changing how media and politicians talk about our communities! This is Our Time to Shine!
If you are not a U.S. citizen, or are a national of the 6 countries mentioned in the Executive Order, please visit www.airportlawyer.org which allows you to inform volunteer lawyers in advance. Simply enter your flight information and other information into the web site before you travel. It is securely shared with volunteer lawyers who can help you in case you face issues when you arrive.
Share the joy of Eid with your neighbors!
Make a difference this Eid by joining thousands of Muslims across Washington State to spread the joys of Eid to your neighbors of other faiths! By meeting and starting personal relationships with your neighbors, YOU will help change the views on Islam/Muslims held by thousands of fellow Americans! We've made it easy for you and your friends to participate and make this project your own! CLICK HERE to visit the page www.cairseattle.org/Eid.
Harassed, attacked or threatened? Here are 3 simple steps to take
Got 10 minutes? Send an e-mail editors of national newspapers and call-in to radio shows. We’ve made it easy! CLICK HERE for key messages to use. CLICK HERE for templates of language to use. CLICK HERE to find e-mail addresses of editors of major newspapers.
Research: American Muslims are Model U.S. Citizens
A new survey by the ISPU found that American Muslims are among the most religious and patriotic citizens. 85% of American Muslims "have a strong American identity," just like 84% of Protestants. They are also just as likely as other Americans to identify strongly with their faith — 89% of Muslims, 84% of Jews, and 95% of Catholics and Protestants shared the sentiment. Read the full survey report at: www.ispu.org/poll
1 in 18 Medical Doctors in U.S. is American Muslim
Loaded News Coverage, Commentary Can Fuel Hate, Prejudice
Research by U. of Hawaii, U. of Exeter & National Hispanic Media Coalition indicates that media content can have a direct effect on hate and prejudice against minority groups. Accurate language can inform readers, while ethnically and religiously loaded language misleads readers and fuels hate and prejudice.
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Join other local Muslims in signing up to start volunteering for a political campaign of your choice so you can learn how to make media and politics work for our communities…and get a chance to apply for up to $100,000 in scholarships! CLICK HERE to visit the event page and apply
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