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OFFICIAL PUBLIC HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS: World Health Organization Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Houston Health Department Harris County Public Health Fort Bend County Health and Human Services FOOD: Houston Food Bank See More Food Pantries Muslim Community Association (MCA) Community Cares Services EDUCATION: Texas Education Agency Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support … Continue reading

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LOST YOUR JOB DUE TO COVID-19?

A third of all Americans either have or expect to lose their jobs or be furloughed due to the Coronavirus epidemic. If you are one of those people whose employment has been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus, CAIR has prepared the following recommended steps you should consider taking to lessen … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Seeks Hate Crimes Charges for Attack Targeting Asian Family

(Houston, TX 3/31/2020) –  The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today seeks hate crime charges for an attack targeting Asian-American family in Midland, Texas. On March 14th in Midland, Texas an Asian American family of Burmese descent, including a … Continue reading

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Our Zakat Eligibility

Numerous Muslim scholars have confirmed that Zakat is payable to organizations that exist to serve the Muslim community by protecting their rights. This is because the work done by CAIR-Houston (and other such organizations) can be classified as fi-sabilillah, which is one of the eight categories of Zakat recipients detailed … Continue reading

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Census 2020

CAIR-Houston is a proud supporter of the 2020 Census. For more information about the 2020 Census in Texas, please visit www.2020census.gov  But why the census? What is the big deal? Why should people care, especially minorities that have felt marginalized for years in their own country? The first reason is … Continue reading

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BECOME AN AMBASSADOR FOR CAIR-HOUSTON!

SERVE AS LIAISON BETWEEN YOUR COMMUNITY AND LOCAL MUSLIM CIVIL RIGHTS ORGANIZATION! CAIR-Houston is searching for good-doers and passionate individuals that are committed to serving and engaging with their local community. CAIR-Houston Ambassadors are energetic, community, and justice driven individuals who represent the diversity and strength of the Greater Houston … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: Know Your Rights when Traveling

(Houston, Texas, 1/6/2020) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Houston Chapter, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, expresses deep concern over the dozens of Iranian-Americans, this past weekend, who were stopped at length and questioned at the Peace Arch Border Crossing in Blaine, Washington. We strongly encourage our communities to … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Congratulates Dr. Letitia Plummer, Houston’s first Muslim Woman Inaugurated to City Council

  (HOUSTON, TX 1/7/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Houston Chapter, the nation’s largest Muslim advocacy and civil rights group, congratulates a historic victory by American Muslim candidate in Houston. Dr. Letitia Plummer won Houston’s At-Large 4 Council seat. She is the first Muslim woman elected to City … Continue reading

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Houston Muslims Join MLK March 2020

CAIR-Houston is proud to participate in this year’s 42nd Annual Martin Luther King Parade. We are inviting our Muslim community to be a part of this annual march honoring and celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. RSVP Here WHAT: MLK Day Parade WHEN: Monday, January 20th, 2020 … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: CAIR-Houston Backs Legislation to Stop President Trump’s March to War on Iran

(Houston, Texas, 1/6/20) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Houston Chapter, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed strong support for congressional efforts to bar the Trump Administration from taking further steps toward an illegal and unnecessary war on Iran. On Jan. 3, the Trump administration … Continue reading

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