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Muslim Day of Advocacy 2022

October 3

Free

On October 3rd, representatives from all across New Jersey’s Muslim Community will gather in our state’s capitol to meet with our elected officials on our annual Muslim Day of Advocacy. Be on the lookout for our registration form via email including free shuttle bus locations.

The objectives of this event will be to strengthen or establish Muslim community relationships with State legislators and their staff, to educate them about Muslim civil liberties concerns and proposed solutions, and to encourage state elected officials to support key policies that are important to New Jersey’s Muslim community. We will focus on key areas of legislation informed by community members through the community issues survey. Sign up here!

Bills:

  1. Define Islamophobia – A465/S2368​
    1. Synopsis: Adopt State definition of Islamophobia for certain civil and criminal purposes.
  2. Maintain Religion of Foster Children – A1050
    1. Synopsis: Requires child’s religion not be changed due to foster care or adoption.
  3. Establish Same-Day Voter Registration – A1966/S247
    1. Synopsis: Reduces standard voter registration deadline to eight days before election; allows voter registration at polling place on election day and at offices where mail-in ballots are issued within 45 days before election.

Resolutions:

  1. Condemning Peoples Republic of China’s Treatment of Uyghurs – AR128/SR79
    1. Synopsis: Condemns People’s Republic of China’s treatment of Uyghurs.

Policy Issues:

  1. Muslim Awareness and Appreciation Month
    1. Synopsis: Call on New Jersey Legislators to designate a month that focuses on Muslim Appreciation and awareness In New Jersey as the state as the highest percentage to population. This month has been implemented in other states such as California.
  2. Cancel at least $50,000 in students’ debt and establish principal-only (Interest free) student loans.
    1. Synopsis: Call on New Jersey Legislators to forgive loans for borrowers whose past payments have already exceeded the principal amount of their original loan and to cancel at least $50,000 in student debt for remaining borrowers. Furthermore, create principal-only student loans (which we refer to as “principled loans”) by waiving all interest payments on current and future student loans.

Program Schedule:  

  • Registration and Breakfast 8:30am 
  • Opening Remarks 9:30am 
  • Orientation 10:00am 
  • Legislator Meetings 11:00am – 4:30pm *Dhuhr/lunch – Between 1:00pm and 2:00pm
  • Closing Remarks 5:00pm

Sign up for a free ride to Trenton at bit.ly/njmdabus

Masjid Location Addresses
NIA Masjid & Community Center: 231 Roseville Ave, Newark, NJ 07107
Muslim Center of Greater Princeton: 2030 Old Trenton Rd, West Windsor Township, NJ 08550
Muslim Center of Middlesex County: 1000 Hoes Ln, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Departure times:

NIA: 7:30am, MCMC: 8:00am, MCGP: 8:00am

Details

Date:
October 3
Cost:
Free
Website:
bit.ly/NJMDA22