Media Advisory -
(Lawrence, KS – March 14, 2016) On Tuesday, March 15, a group of Muslim civic leaders from across Kansas will visit the State Capitol in Topeka to meet with lawmakers about their concerns.
WHAT: Muslim Legislative Day
WHEN: Tuesday, March 15, 10 am to 1 pm.
WHERE: Meet in lobby of State Capitol for briefing, then visits with legislators.
Kansas legislators have Muslims in their districts right now, people who immigrated legally (or are the children or grandchildren of immigrants), who work hard, pay taxes, put their children through public schools, and are a credit to our communities. Yet a number of legislators continue to believe and espouse misinformation about the Muslim community in our state. The presidential election campaign has also become a source of a great deal of misunderstanding. This can easily result in violence, as we saw over the weekend in Wichita.
Our visits are intended to build relationships with our legislators and with leadership; to answer any questions or address any concerns they may have about the Muslim community in Kansas; and to ask for the same level of respect and representation for Muslims in Kansas that all other constituents are entitled to.
A full list of attendees and the our areas are concern are available upon request.
The event is cosponsored by CAIR-KS and Kansas Interfaith Action.
CAIR-KS is the Kansas chapter of 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.
Kansas Interfaith Action is a statewide, multifaith issue-advocacy organization that "puts faith into action" by educating, engaging and advocating on behalf of people of faith and the public regarding critical social, economic, and environmental justice issues. ###