About the Government Affairs Department
The CAIR Oklahoma Government Affairs Department was founded in 2017. It serves to build relationships between the Muslim community and public officials through a process of education, engagement, and advocacy. It also serves at the watch guard for anti-Islam legislation.
2023 Legislative Session
Each year, CAIR Oklahoma (CAIR-OK) develops policy priorities to advance key issues and promote civic engagement among Oklahoma Muslims. The priorities are informed by research, community interest, CAIR-OK’s mission, and is approved by our Board of Directors.
Thousands of bills get filed every legislative session. Here is a mile-high look at some of the bills and proposals we are seeing regarding CAIR-OK’s core issue areas.
This will be an objective overview of items Governor Keving Stitt covers in his 2022 State of the State speech for reference as we cover the 2022 Legislative Session for the Okie Muslim community.
Meetings With Elected Officials
Muslim Days at the Capitol
Number of Bills Tracked
Muslim Day at Oklahoma Capitol the First Celebrated Without Protesters: ‘Hate will eventually be extinguished’
Muslims celebrated advocacy day on Monday without protesters yelling at them or holding signs in their faces as they entered the state Capitol.
Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Muslim Woman Barred From Courthouse Over Hijab
Oklahoma Governor Welcomes Muslims to ‘Day at the Capitol’
Civil Rights Groups Vow Lawsuit Over Oklahoma’s Proposed Israel Boycott Bill
Two Oklahoma civil rights groups said Monday they intend to sue the state if the Legislature passes a bill to prohibit state contracts with companies that boycott Israel.