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DC: Muslim Coalition to Host Interfaith Hearing on Health Care

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, October 14, the American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT), a coalition of major national Islamic organizations, will host an "Interfaith Hearing About Universal Health Care" on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

The hearing, which will include presentations by Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist leaders and by members of Congress, is designed to mobilize support for "genuine health care reform."

WHAT: Interfaith Hearing About Universal Health Care

WHEN: Wednesday, October 14, 2009, Noon-2 p.m.

WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2203, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

CONTACT: AMT Chair Dr. Agha Saeed, 510-299-9313,, Salim Akhtar, 202-280-7466

Speakers at the interfaith hearing will include:

  • Rev. Walter Fauntroy, Pastor, New Bethel Baptist Church
  • Ibrahim Ramey, Director, Human and Civil Rights Division - MAS Freedom
  • Hilary Shelton, Director, NAACP Washington Bureau
  • Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH)
  • Rev. Kaz Nakata, Ekoji Buddhist Temple
  • Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)
  • Rev. Louisa Davis, Coordinator, Greater Washington Allies in Reconciliation
  • Rabbi Benyamin Biber, Machar, Washington, D.C.
  • Lavanya Sithanandam M.D., Board Member, South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)

AMT is an umbrella organization that includes American Muslim Alliance (AMA), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), MAS-Freedom, Muslim Student Association-National (MSA-N), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), and United Muslims of America (UMA). Its observer organizations include American Muslims for Civic Engagement (AMCE), Islamic Educational Council of Orange County (IECOC), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).

SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations

SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations
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