3rd Annual National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

 The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO) is excited to annouce we will be hosting the third annual National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., scheduled to take place on May 1st and 2nd, 2017.

USCMO urges the participation of all national, state and local Muslim organizations, houses of worship and community groups that want to join. 

Expected to draw hundreds of Muslim delegates from across the nation like in previous years, this two-day event is open to representatives of all national, state and local Muslim organizations and communities.

The event is designed to connect national, regional and state Muslim organizations, community members with their elected representatives in Congress.

USCMO’S Advocacy day's will focus on promoting a legislative agenda in support of equality and social justice issues that will be of benefit to all Americans, regardless of faith or background.

Last years' event on Capitol Hill took place in April of 2016 and was attended by 330 delegates from more than 28 states who met with some 200 congressional offices – one third of the House of Representatives and almost half of the Senate. This came at a pivotal time in the 2016 elections when Muslims needed to make their voice heard among rising Islamophobia in the election campaigns.

With the new change in administration it is more important than ever for Muslims to make their voice heard to their political constituents and combat the Islamophobic rhetoric and potential anti-Muslim policies being put into place by this change in government.

Prior to the event, a series of online training seminars will also be offered to registered participants on effective advocacy techniques and on the day’s advocacy issues.

Highlights of the Agenda:

  • On the first day of the event delegates will participate in training seminars, discuss the importance of selected advocacy issues and meet with elected members of congress, office staff and committee representatives.
  • The second day will consist of additionally scheduled meetings with elected members of congress, office staff and committee representatives.

Because the possible erosion of civil rights and religious freedom under the new administration, it is critical that American Muslims make their voices heard to their national elected representatives..

For more information about the event or how your Muslim organization or community can participate, please contact the USCMO at: advocacy@uscmo.org.

Please note:

USCMO's 3rd Annual Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill is a private USCMO event and USCMO reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone for any reason. USCMO also reserves the right to eject anyone from the this private event for any reason. Rejected guests will not receive a refund for any cost associated with this event  or be compensated in any way for their loss.

All audio, visual and audio/visual devices and photography, filming, recording and taping are strictly prohibited except with prior permission.