CAIR-Philly’s Salima Suswell Appointed to PA Commission for Women

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 10/25/17) — On October 18, 2017, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced the appointment of 13 dedicated business, civic, and community leaders to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. Among the new appointees is CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Committee Member Salima Suswell. Salima is a business owner, Philadelphia community leader, and political activist.

Ms. Suswell reacted to the appointment on Facebook: “I am extremely humbled to announce my appointment to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. Thank you Governor Tom Wolf for entrusting me with this paramount role. I look forward to serving the women and young women/girls of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

In an official press release, Governor Wolf stated: “Women today are still facing remarkable challenges in both the workplace and at home, which is why it’s so important to have a strong statewide advocacy arm in the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. This Commission has worked tirelessly over the last two years to represent the best interests of Pennsylvania’s women and girls, and with the addition of these 13 new members who are equally as passionate and dedicated, we will work together to ensure women are treated equally in this commonwealth and that their rights are protected.”

The Commission for Women, which was created by Executive Order and consists of volunteer members, is responsible for advising the governor on policies and legislation that impact women; supporting economic and civic opportunities for women; encouraging mentoring programs for girls and young women; identifying programs and opportunities for the benefit and advancement of women; and serving as a resource center for Pennsylvania women. The Commission also acts as an advocate for policies and legislation it feels serves the best interest of women and girls in Pennsylvania.

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More Information About The Pennsylvania Commission for Women:

Ms. Suswell is available for press interviews; please contact the CAIR-Philadelphia office at 267-515-6710 or

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Director Jacob Bender, 267-515-6710,

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