For Immediate Release

Contact: 

CAIR-Florida's Communications Director Wilfredo A. Ruiz, Esq., wruiz@cair.com, 305.502.6749; CAIR-Florida's Orlando Regional Director Rasha Mubarak, rmubarak@cair.com, 407.490.9407

CAIR-Florida Welcomes Orlando Mayor's 'Muslim Women's Day' Proclamation

MIAMI - The Council on American-Islamic Relations – Florida (CAIR-Florida), the state's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today welcomed the City of Orlando Mayor's Proclamation of March 27th as "Muslim Women's Day."

In the proclamation, Mayor Buddy Dyer recognized that, "Muslim women play an integral role in the economic, cultural, and social development," and that, "Muslim women in Orlando represent some of Orlando's community leaders and serve as exceptional role models in all professions."

In a statement, CAIR-Florida Communications Director Wilfredo A. Ruiz, Esq. said:

"We congratulate Mayor Dyer for standing up for inclusion and tolerance and against hate and bigotry. By proclaiming today as 'Muslim Women's Day' in the City of Orlando, the mayor is representing the city's commitment to recognize the contributions of Muslim women and to also stand strong against hate and bigotry. We hope this Proclamation carries a message of understanding and tolerance to everyone in the City and beyond."

"The Muslim Women's Day Proclamation is the direct result of various Muslim organization's leaders meeting and collaborating with a very proactive and embracing leader, Mayor Dyer. The organizations involved were the Muslim Women's Organization, Muslim Girl, and CAIR-Florida. The Mayor publicly manifested an official recognition of Muslim women in our City, our state, and nationwide," said Rasha Mubarak, CAIR-Florida's Orlando Regional Director.

Video: Orlando Mayor, Buddy Dyer, Proclaims March 27, 2017 as #MuslimWomensDay

CAIR-Florida is the state's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties of all people, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR-Florida es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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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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