A sea of people – thousands of them – filled the steps of the Capitol and the area around, as this year’s Texas Muslim Capitol Day kicked off with a rally and press conference. Non-Muslims were there in force, verbally supporting and even physically protecting Muslims. In the wake of Trump’s so-called travel ban, supporters with welcoming signs overwhelmed the event. Supporters linked arms and surrounded the area around the podium, which was the site of an ugly confrontation at the last TMCD.
Hundreds of participants met with their lawmakers, many for the first time, after receiving training in the legislative process.
It was an unqualified success and we look forward to continuing our work with elected officials and with non-Muslim community supporters.