CAIR-NJ Joins USCMO for 8th Annual National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill 


(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 05/11/2023 The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today announced that it will join the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) and the American Muslim community for the 8th annual National Muslim Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.

The event will be held onMonday, June 12, and Tuesday, June 13 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.   

WHEN:Monday, June 12-Tuesday, June 13, 2023   

WHERE: Capitol Hill, E Capitol St. & 1st St. NE Washington, DC 20004  

CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Communications Manager Dina Sayedahmed,, 551-221-5592             

Among the issues that CAIR-NJ and USCMO delegates will advocate for is the reintroduction of Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Jan Schakowsky and Senator Corey Booker’s Combating International Islamophobia Act legislation to address the rise in incidents of Islamophobia worldwide. Delegates will also discuss the long-contested watchlist.  

In a statement, CAIR-NJ Government Affairs Manager Madina P. Ouedraogo, MPA-PNP, said:  

“National Muslim Advocacy Day is an opportunity for American Muslims nationwide to meet with their elected officials and their staff to discuss issues pertinent to the American Muslim community.  

“The goal is to establish basic rapport and encourage civic engagement among American Muslims, because democracies can only thrive when constituents are consistently engaged.   

“It is imperative that American Muslims, especially as an underrepresented demographic in the U.S., have opportunities to advocate for themselves and that they make their voices heard and presence felt in decision-making spaces. We are hopeful that this event can be an encouraging catalyst for the everyday American Muslim to be vocal and civically engaged.”  

Over 300 American Muslim delegates from 20 different states met with more than 200 elected officials and their staff last year during the 7th Annual National Muslim Advocacy Day. Interested participants are encouraged to register at least one month before the event, and no later than Sunday, June 4. Photos from previous years can be found under the hashtag, #MuslimHillDay.      


CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.            


CONTACT:  CAIR-NJ Communications Manager Dina Sayedahmed,, 551-221-5592 

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