Texas Muslim Coalition Advocacy Day

Are you a leader within your Muslim community in Texas? We’d love you to join us as part of the first advocacy day for the 88th Texas Muslim Coalition on Tuesday, March 14th from 10:00a – 2:00p.

We are a  statewide network of Islamic organizations with the purpose of lifting the Texas Muslim voice in the 88th Texas Legislature. For our advocacy day, we are focused on three bills:

  1. The creation of the Texas Muslim Heritage Month
  2. No standardized exams during religious holidays (HB 1883)
  3. Parental notes for religious holidays (HB 1212)

To date, we have masajid and community organizations from the Houston, Austin, and Dallas/Fort Worth areas who are participating.

Our steering committee is led by:

  • Sohail Syed – Cypress Islamic Center (Houston)
  • Nasruddin Rupani – Ibn Sina Clinic (Houston)
  • Eiman Siddiqi (Austin)
  • Mujeeb Kazi – North Texas Islamic Council (Dallas)
  • Mohammed Elibiary (Dallas)
  • Faizan Atiq – Islamic Society of Greater Houston (Houston)

Is this a new organization?

It is not! Our only focus is this legislative session in Austin and to work on three priorities: Texas Muslim Heritage Month, No Exams on Eid, and Excused Absences For Religious Holidays.

Do I need to know anything about advocacy?

Absolutely not! We’ll provide you with more information, and you would participate in the conversations with elected officials and their staff.

Does this cost anything?

Not at all! Expenses, including lunch, are covered.

What are the timings?

We will begin by 10:30am and end by 2:30pm—enough time to get there and go back home the same day.