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.

2022 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

Department Highlights

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.

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Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Muslim Woman Barred From Courthouse Over Hijab

Oklahoma Governor Welcomes Muslims to ‘Day at the Capitol’

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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.

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Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do our services cost?
All services provided by the CAIR-OK Government Affairs Department are completely free of charge to you. The generous support of our community makes this possible.
What do you do?
CAIR Oklahoma’s Government Affairs Department tracks bills every legislative session and work to keep you informed. We are a watchdog for the underrepresented and minorities. We work to protect the civil rights of all Oklahomans. And strive to ensure the Muslim voice is heard when decisions are being made by connecting the Muslim community to our elected leaders.
What is Muslim Day at the Capitol?
Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) happens every spring and is a day when Oklahoma Muslims and allies from across the state come together at our state capitol to learn about advocacy, policy, and to meet their legislators face to face.
What are Meet and Greets?
Meet and Greets are when we bring elected leaders and those seeking political office to your local Islamic society in order to connect them with Muslims in their districts. We do this throughout the year with all levels of government, from Municipal to the Federal level. If you’d like to get one scheduled for your local mosque please email our government affairs director, Lani R. Habrock at LHabrock@cair.com
How can I get involved?
sign up for our legislative email list and you will be informed of opportunities to advocate on issues you care about. You will also get connected to others in the community who are also passionate about policy. We will help you connect with your elected leaders one on one.