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CAIR-NJ, American Muslims for Palestine Partner to Seek Peace and Justice for People of Gaza

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 6/5/2018) – The New Jersey chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) and American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) today announced that they have formed a joint task force to work with elected officials in an effort to seek peace and justice for the people of the Gaza Strip.

On Wednesday, May 30, the two organizations joined a coalition of groups to hold a demonstration outside the Newark, N.J., offices of Senators Corey Booker and Robert Menendez to call on those elected officials to condemn the recent mass killings in Gaza. 

The coalition delivered a letter to each of the senators to call on them to condemn Israel’s actions in shooting civilians and met jointly with the staffs of both Senators to voice concerns and discuss ways to move forward.

SEE: Activists urge Cory Booker, Bob Menendez to speak out on Gaza killings

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/2018/05/30/aactivists-urge-booker-menendez-speak-out-octivists-urge-booker-menendez-speak-out-gaza-killings/653386002/

“We need to make sure this dialogue in support of peace and justice continues,” CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues. “We need to let our elected officials know that the atrocities committed in Gaza cannot be tolerated, thereby demonstrating that America will be a beacon of hope for the oppressed.”

“American political discourse has generally been void of effective advocacy for the people of Gaza, and broader Palestine,” stated AMP-NJ Government Relations Director Wassim Kanaan. “This partnership, coupled with the embracing of these efforts by our elected officials, will ensure that Americans who stand for justice in Palestine will be heard and counted.”

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues, 908-668-5900, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CAIR-NJ to Join Coalition Calling on Sens. Booker, Menendez to Speak Out on Killings in Gaza

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CAIR-NJ to Join Coalition Calling on Sens. Booker, Menendez to Speak Out on Killings in Gaza

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 5/28/2018) – On Wednesday, May 30, the New Jersey chapter for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) will join a coalition of groups to hold a demonstration outside the Newark, N.J., offices of Senators Corey Booker and Robert Menendez to call on those elected officials to condemn the recent mass killings in Gaza.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 30, 12-2 p.m.

WHERE: One Gateway Center, Newark, NJ

CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues, 908-668-5900, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The coalition will deliver a letter to each of the senators to call on them to condemn Israel’s actions in shooting civilians. 

Several senators and members of Congress have spoken out against the killing of unarmed citizens of Gaza by Israeli soldiers. As the largest recipient of American military aid, Israel should be subject to the laws prohibiting the commission of such human rights abuses by those countries receiving such aid. Fourteen senators, led by Senator Bernie Sanders, signed a letter calling for sanctions.

CAIR-NJ will join the following coalition partners in calling on New Jersey’s senators to end their silence on the Gaza killings:

  • Jewish Voice for Peace of Northern NJ
  • Jewish Voice for Peace of Central Jersey
  • Palestinian American Community Center
  • American Muslims for Palestine
  • J. Amos Caley, associate pastor, Reformed Church of Highland Park
  • Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale, pastor, Reformed Church of Highland Park
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 021 (Northern NJ)
  • Green Party of NJ
  • Occupy Bergen County
  • NJ Revolution Radio

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CAIR-NJ Attorney Jay Rehman Recognized by New Jersey Governor with Leadership Award

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CAIR-NJ Attorney Jay Rehman Recognized by New Jersey Governor with Leadership Award

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., 5/10/18) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today welcomed the recognition of Staff Attorney Jay Rehman by Governor Phil Murphy.

In a ceremony held on May 8 at Drumthwacket, the governor’s official residence in Princeton, the governor presented Rehman with the 2018 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month award for his leadership and bravery in representing the Muslim community.

“As some elected officials inflame anti-Muslim sentiment to score political points, it is refreshing to see that New Jersey celebrates its Muslim community,” said CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues.

Sues said Rehman, 33, joined CAIR-NJ in 2017.

Inspired by the events following the implementation of the Trump administration’s Muslim Ban, Rehman vowed that he would use his law degree to fight the administration’s Islamophobic policies.

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CAIR launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. CAIR is urging American Muslims and members of other minority groups to download the app and utilize this resource to stay informed and empowered.

For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here: http://www.cair.com/app

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues, 908-668-5900, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR-NJ

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