Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern will address the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA before its advocacy day on Capitol Hill on Friday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
The seventh annual “Day on the Hill” for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA today will highlight its “True Islam” campaign and “#MuslimAlly” hashtag.
The group maintains it is the oldest Muslim organization in America, and 75 chapters from across the country are expected to meet with hundreds of congressional offices. Its focus this year is on discussing threats to homeland security and refugee processing.
Reps. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., will address the attendees at 10 a.m. in the Cannon House Office Building, Room 121.The “True Islam” campaign has received more than 13,000 endorsements, including many federal and state lawmakers, city officials, members of law enforcement, and faith-based communities, according to the organization. #MuslimAlly is a hashtag to promote “awareness on various social media platforms to combat ignorance,” the group said in its release.
The delegates today will also brief congressional offices of members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Caucus, which is co-chaired by Reps. Peter T. King, R-N.Y., and Jackie Speier, D-Calif.
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