(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 6/2/2023) – On Monday, June 5, the Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philadelphia) and Emgage Pennsylvania (Emgage-PA) will co-host organized Muslim City Hall Day in Philadelphia, which is designed to help Muslim Philadelphians’ engagement with city-level politics and policymakers.
WHAT: Muslim City Hall Day by Emgage-PA and CAIR-Philadelphia
WHEN: Monday, June 5, 2023; 10am-2pm; Press conference: 1:30pm at Flag Raising Area.
WHERE: Philadelphia City Hall
WHO: Emgage Pennsylvania and CAIR- Philadelphia, together with Muslim Philadelphians
LIVESTREAM LINK: facebook.com/CAIRPhilly
CONTACT: CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Director Ahmet Tekelioglu; firstname.lastname@example.org; 617-401-5397, Emgage National Director of Communications Emily Churchill; email@example.com
Organized under the auspices of Councilman Curtis Jones of 4th District, the City Hall Day will include advocacy meetings with City Council members and other elected and appointed offices. Muslim Philadelphians plan to advocate for steps including city-wide holidays for the Islamic Eid Al-Adha and Eid Al-Fitr celebrations, halal meals and prayer accommodation in the School District of Philadelphia, greater resources at the neighborhood level to curb gun violence, efforts at removing reported anti-Muslim bias in the Philadelphia Police Department, and improvements to the city’s ailing school infrastructure.
The day is scheduled to culminate with a press conference starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Flag Raising Area in front of the City Hall. Speakers will include students from the Philadelphia Muslim community, famed standup comedian and community leader Moses the Comic, Muslim politicians, Emgage Pennsylvania Executive Director Salima Suswell, and CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Director Ahmet Tekelioglu.
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
Emgage educates and mobilizes Muslim American voters in support of policies that enable our communities to thrive and democracy to flourish.
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