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Muslim Civic Organizations Host Muslim Advocacy Day at the Georgia Capitol

Muslim Civic Organizations Host Muslim Advocacy Day at the Georgia Capitol

(ATLANTA, GA, 3/8/2024) – The Georgia Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), Georgia Muslim Voter Project (GAMVP) and Inner-City Muslim Action Network-Atlanta (IMAN Atlanta) yesterday hosted Muslim Advocacy Day at the Georgia State Capitol.  

For the second consecutive year, this event brought together Muslim community leaders and advocates to address key issues affecting Muslims in Georgia. Attendees participated in a lobbying workshop led by CAIR-Georgia before meeting with legislators at the Capitol. 

Attendees were addressed by Georgia Muslim elected officials Senator Sheikh Rahman, Senator Nabilah Islam, Representative Ruwa Romman and Representative Farooq Mughal.

Representatives El-Mahdi Holly, Gabe Okoye, Segun Adeyina, Long Tran and Saira Draper also stopped by and commended the turnout and advocacy efforts of Georgia Muslims.  

Executive Director CAIR-Georgia Azka Mahmood stated:

“Part of CAIR-Georgia’s core mission is to empower American Muslims and we co-host Muslim Advocacy Day to do exactly that. By providing lobbying training, we demonstrate the ease and accessibility of lobbying. Through enabling American Muslims to meet their legislators, CAIR-Georgia helps the community keep elected officials accountable. Alongside our partners, we believe that advocacy as Georgians is one of the key ways in which American Muslims can bring about positive change for themselves and others.” 

Executive Director GAMVP Shafina Khabani said:

“Georgia Muslim Advocacy Day provides a platform for Muslim Americans to address pressing issues with policymakers. Now more than ever, our communities are energized and want to see political change at home and abroad. By advocating for our rights and promoting inclusivity, we demonstrate our commitment to a better future for all people, regardless of faith or background.”  

Executive Director IMAN-Atlanta Mansoor Sabree remarked:

“This is a movement day, this is a day for us to stand for our community, to be present and to be represented.” 

The attendees at the Muslim Advocacy Day represented different faith traditions, races, ages, and organizations. Students, young activists, college graduates, professionals, parents and elderly citizens alike advocated for immigrants’ rights, criminal justice reform, and free speech.  

CAIR-Georgia’s mission is to protect civil rights, promote justice, empower American Muslims and enhance the understanding of Islam.    


CONTACT: Nazia Khanzada, CAIR-Georgia Communications Manager, [email protected], Urooj Ali, GAMVP Communications Coordinator, [email protected], Zubair Zafar, Marketing, IMAN-Atlanta, [email protected]