At this tenuous moment, when so many of us are recovering from the shock of Tuesday’s election, we wish to express our sincerest gratitude for the outpouring of support for the Muslim American community. Words cannot fully capture what your calls and emails have meant to us. Your assistance will be indispensable in the days and months ahead, but for right now, your solidarity gives us the strength to carry on with our mission: protecting and defending the rights of Muslim New Yorkers.
Our community is resilient. With each new challenge we find the determination and diligence to carry on. We are disappointed by the Election’s outcome, but CAIR-NY remains committed to fighting injustice and working towards a better, more inclusive society. No matter who is president, we will still fight injustice in our streets and our schools. We will fight discrimination in our workplaces and accommodations. And yes, we will fight systemic injustice at every level of government.
Elections come and go, but CAIR-NY will always defend the civil liberties guaranteed to every New Yorker. That has always been our purpose, and it remains our promise. If you have the resources to contribute to this effort, please consider making a donation. If you have the time, please consider signing up to volunteer or intern.
The CAIR New York Staff
We Need Your Support!
Given the alarming increase in anti-Muslim violence and discrimination, CAIR–NY is facing unprecedented requests for assistance. Although we are part of a nationwide network, each individual chapter must raise its own funds. Your support is vital in ensuring that we can continue to give the Muslim community a voice and won't need to turn away those in need.
Build Invaluable Career Skills In a CAIR–NY Internship!
CAIR–NY offers a wide range of internship and volunteer opportunities targeted at developing new professional skills while nurturing existing personal strengths. The Fall 2016 session is here and we are looking for talented applicants to join our team!
Civil Rights, Legal Services, Communications, Outreach, and Development Interns are an integral part of our work fighting bigotry and promoting tolerance. We are proud that our internship program not only allows participants to engage in social change but also provides a unique and rigorous career development experience.
Know Your Rights If Approached by Law Enforcement
- You always have the RIGHT to an attorney, and you should have a lawyer present when speaking with federal law enforcement agencies.
- You have the RIGHT to refuse law enforcement to enter your home or office if they do not have a warrant.
- You should NEVER lie or provide false information to any law enforcement agencies. You always have the RIGHT to remain silent.
- If you are EVER contacted by the FBI, please call CAIR–NY immediately: 646-665-7599.
- For more information, please review our resource library or contact us for help.
This information is not intended as legal advice.
Issues and Campaigns
Learn more about the issues that CAIR–NY works on ever day to protect and promote the civil rights of Muslim New Yorkers. We tackle a wide array of issues, ranging from law enforcement abuse, to bullying, to religious accommodations.