Thank you for taking the initiative to learn more about this critical campaign. Since the beginning of 2016, our community is experiencing a significant increase in religious-based discrimination, hate crimes and bullying in schools. Since the elections, the attacks on our community have increased many fold. CAIR, nationwide has been overwhelmed, dealing with hundreds of cases. In New Jersey alone, CAIR-NJ has received more incidents in the last 4 weeks than in the previous 4 months.
As the New Year approaches and the new administration takes office, we anticipate things to worsen for our community. Although, the President elect has rescinded some of his extreme policy statements against our community, he has selected a number of potential cabinet members that have Islamophobic views, including suggestions of a Muslim Registry.
CAIR is launching an initiative to secure the American Muslim Community by:
- Launching a National Hot Line for our community to quickly and easily report all incidents
- Doubling the number of attorneys within a year, so that our community will have more free legal services. Currently, CAIR has 40 staff attorneys, nationwide.
- Preparing a legal plan and team ready to sue the Federal Government, if a Muslim Registry is initiated by the new administration
- Providing trainings for our community to understand how best to react to difficult situations.
CAIR-NJ needs financial help from everyone to make sure there are sufficient resources in place to support our community. In the next three weeks, help CAIR-NJ meet its financial needs to sufficiently staff its office with legal and communication staff.
I am 100, Making a Difference for New Jersey: Campaign Details
CAIR-NJ is asking 100 people to help them raise funds before the end of this year, in next three weeks. The “I am 100” team will do the following:
- Raise $1000 each by reaching out to 10 of your family & friends, each donating $100
- Recruit two more family and/or friends to join the “I am 100” team
Once you register, CAIR-NJ will send you details for executing this campaign.