Muslim Day at the Capitol

Muslim Day at the Capitol

“The process of creating change starts with someone stepping up. ”  ~ New York City Council Member Robert Jackson

MCN is proud to have joined CAIR-NY for the first ever Muslim Day at the Capitol in Albany. During the course of the day, we met with over 65 offices of elected officials, voicing our support for the creation of an Inspector General to oversee the NYPD, the recognition of Muslim holidays in the New York City Public School calendar and the establishment of a Muslim Advisory Council to inform and advise the State Legislature. Participants of the Muslim Day at the Capitol stepped up in a big way and put our community’s issues on our legislatures’ agendas.

CAIR-NY deserves an incredible amount of credit and appreciation for its stepping up and initiating the Muslim Day at the Capitol, as do the day’s community sponsors the Bangladeshi American Advocacy Group and the Council on Immigrants Rights.

If you missed this historic event, don’t worry! There are still plenty of ways for you to learn about the democratic process, meet your political representatives and develop the skills to be an effective advocate for Muslims in New York! Throughout the next month, MCN will follow-up by organizing meetings in the district offices of members of the Assembly and Senate. To join, complete this form with your name, address and weekday availability! 

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