- Published on Thursday, 21 July 2011 05:31
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CAIR-WA’s annual lobby day provides hundreds of Washington State Muslims with the tools and the hands-on experience needed to engage with elected officials, to participate in the political process, and impact decisions that affect all of our lives. Participants engaged in meetings with their state-level Representatives and Senators and learn how to make a real difference.
Save the Date! More information coming soon at www.cairseattle.org/muslimlobbyday
This year local Muslims participated in the 4th of July Parades across the Puget Sound, including those in Bothell, Burien and Olympia. CAIR-WA co-organized a Muslim contingent for the Burien 4th of July Parade. The Muslim teams carried banners and American flags, and tossed candy at parade watchers. The groups included youth, families, activists, U.S. military veterans, and community leaders.
Click here to view photos of the event
This exciting five day event introduced American Muslim youth to powerful careers where professionals have opportunities to shape public opinion and public policy as a course of their work. Through meetings with elected officials and top executives in media, law, PR, lobbying, and other important fields in which Muslims are underrepresented in, participants were able to explore careers in those fields.
Click here to view photos of the MYLP’s first day visits
Click here to view photos of MYLP’s executive office visits
Click here to read the MYLP event report