CAIR-FL 2016: Year in Review
CAIR-FLORIDA RECEIVED RECORD DONATIONS EXCEEDING $1.3 MILLION AT THEIR 2016 STATE BANQUETS
(TAMPA, FL, 12/5/2016) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations – Florida (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, is celebrating their successful fundraising banquets receiving record donations totaling over $1.3 million. This year’s total is a product of three banquets hosted by CAIR- Florida: Orlando (October 15th - $330,000), South Florida (November 19th - $570,000), and the most recent one held in Tampa on December 3rd where a total of $435,000 was donated.
CAIR-Florida’s Chief Executive Director, Hassan Shibly, welcomed the strong response from the Florida Muslim community. “The community's support for CAIR-Florida has been constantly growing despite the tense political climate in the aftermath of the elections; our donors are solidly backing our 20-strong team. The community has a resolute commitment to strengthen CAIR-Florida’s resources to ensure their safety, protect their civil rights, make their voices heard, and stand up for justice.”
CAIR-Florida is the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties of all people, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misión de CAIR-Florida es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.
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CAIR-Florida’s Communications Director, Wilfredo A. Ruiz, email@example.com, 305.502.6749