(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 9/27/22) – The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) and First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City (First Unitarian) will be hosting an Afghan Advocacy Night to write letters to Senators Lankford and Inhofe urging them to vote for the Afghan Adjustment Act.

WHAT: Afghan Advocacy Letter Writing Party
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6:00PM
WHERE: First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City, 600 NW 13th St., Oklahoma City
Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/2fola1Xxi

“We’ve long been proud of our interfaith community’s efforts to advocate for our neighbors in need, and this event is no exception,” said CAIR-OK Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure. “We hope that through our advocacy, our elected leaders will further understand that the Afghan Adjustment Act is the right move for our community.”

The Afghan Adjustment Act, filed in Congress as S. 4787, is a bipartisan, bicameral piece of legislation that would provide a pathway to permanent status for the tens of thousands of Afghans who were evacuated to the U.S. following the fall of Kabul in August 2021. It would allow eligible Afghans, who have been subject to rigorous vetting and screening procedures, to apply for green card status after a two-year presence in the U.S.

SEE: https://immigrationforum.org/article/bill-summary-the-afghan-adjustment-act/

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.


CONTACT: CAIR Oklahoma Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure, 405-430-9877, vLaizure@cair.com ; Rev. Diana K Davies, First Unitarian Church of OKC, ddavies@1uc.org