MEDIA ADVISORY     

CAIR-NJ to Call on Newark City Council to Pass Gaza Ceasefire Resolution

(NEWARK, NJ, 2/20/2024) – Tomorrow (Feb. 21, at 5 p.m.), the Council on American Islamic Relations New Jersey chapter (CAIR-NJ) will join local groups across Newark in a protest outside the Newark City Hall calling on council members to vote in favor of a Gaza ceasefire resolution.

Council members are scheduled to vote on the resolution at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Newark City Hall, 920 Broad St # 304, Newark, NJ 07102

WHEN: February 21, 2024, 5 P.M.

CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Dina Sayedahmed, dsayedahmed@cair.com, 551-221-5592

LIVESTREAM: CAIR-NJ Facebook

If passed, Newark will be the largest city across New Jersey to pass a ceasefire resolution.

In a statement, CAIR-NJ Advocacy and Community Relations Coordinator Mousa Naji said:

“The impact of Israel’s war on Gaza – now in its fifth month – is felt in New Jersey. Palestinian families here in New Jersey have had over 1,000 family members killed by Israel in Gaza, and Muslims as a collective are experiencing unprecedented levels of hate and bigotry.

“We’ve seen incidents at Rutgers Law School where Muslim and Palestinian students are being bullied and threatened by their peers.

“It’s time that the Newark Council condemn Israel’s ongoing genocide in Palestine in clear and uncompromising terms. It’s time that they listen to and protect their Muslim and Palestinian students right here in Newark.”

If passed, Newark will be the largest city across New Jersey to pass a ceasefire resolution.

Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh held a press conference on Monday, Feb. 19, calling on President Biden to push for a ceasefire in Palestine.

SEE: ‘Call for a permanent cease-fire’: In Paterson, an appeal to Biden on Presidents’ Day

Coalition partners: 

Council on American Islamic Relations (New Jersey)

American Muslims for Palestine (New Jersey)

People’s Organization for Progress

Newark Water Coalition

Black Alliance for Peace

Teaching While Muslim

Northern New Jersey Democratic Socialists of America

Ceasefire Now New Jersey

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2298

Healthcare Workers for Palestine – New Jersey

Pax Christi New Jersey

Rutgers University Faculty for Justice in Palestine

Rutgers University for Palestine

Rutgers University-Newark National Lawyers Guild

Rutgers University-Newark Muslim Law Students Association

Rutgers University-Newark Students for Justice in Palestine

Rutgers Law Students for Justice in Palestine (Newark)

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

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CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Communications Manager Dina Sayedahmed, dsayedahmed@cair.com, 551-221-5592

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