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CAIR-Houston Urges Houston Muslims to Vote Tomorrow in the 2020 Primary Runoff on Election Day

(HOUSTON, TX, 7/13/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Houston Chapter (CAIR-Houston)   is urging all eligible Muslim voters to participate in the primary runoff elections scheduled to take place tomorrow, July 14th. Voting by mail is strongly encouraged for those eligible. CAIR-Houston encourages individuals who plan on voting in person to abide by the … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston to Join Peaceful Protest Supporting Immigrants in ICE Detention Centers

Muslim civil rights group calls for release of detainees and investigation of abuse allegations (HOUSTON, TX, 6/20/2020) – Today, the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join a peaceful protest with FIEL for immigrants in ICE detention.  WHERE/WHEN: At 3 … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Joins Houston Justice in Call for Criminal Justice Reform

(HOUSTON, TX, 6/16/2020) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, announces support and partnership with Houston Justice in their police accountability efforts. CAIR-Houston demands the following immediate changes to the HPD:  Adopt a Uniform Body Camera Policy Maintain Transparent Tracking of Complaints Establish … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Welcomes Arrest in Racist ‘You Mexicans’ Incident Targeting Ecuadoran Couple

(HOUSTON, TX, 5/27/2020) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the arrest of a woman targeting a Latino couple in Houston.  Arturo Cordovez and his wife, Dr. Lia Franco, who are natives of Ecuador, were visiting Houston from … Continue reading

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YOUR RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE THIS RAMADAN

As the month of Ramadan is upon us and as we deal with the new realities of fasting while maintaining social distancing from family, friends and community spaces in the wake of the deadly coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Hopefully, many of us can observe the obligations and duties of Ramadan from … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Urge your member of Congress to Fight Trump’s New Plan to Halt Immigration to the United States

CAIR Condemns ‘Irrational and Insidious’ Trump Tweet Threatening to Halt Immigration to U.S. (HOUSTON, TX, 4/21/2020) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned President Trump’s  late-night tweet  announcing that he intends to sign an executive order to “temporarily suspend … Continue reading

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Federal Aid and Relief Programs Available to Muslim Owned Businesses and Nonprofits During the Coronavirus Pandemic

There is not a single aspect of life that has not been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. One third of Americans are unemployed and local and state governments have issued ordinances shuttering countless businesses that are now struggling to stay afloat. Likewise, nonprofit organizations that normally rely on regular and … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Condemns Racist Rant Targeting Owner of Asian Restaurant

(HOUSTON, TX, 4/9/2020) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a racist rant targeting Vietnamese restaurant owner in Houston, Texas.   Recently, in the West University area in Houston, an Asian couple of Vietnamese descent were reportedly verbally harassed … Continue reading

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Resources during COVID-19

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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