Yearly Archives: 2017

Voter Rights and Education Guide

CAIR-AUSTIN VOTER RIGHTS & EDUCATION GUIDE Tuesday November 7, 2017 is Election Day! Part of CAIR’s mission is to inform and educate the community on their rights as Americans, which includes the right to vote, if they are eligible. The following Voter Rights & Education Guide is a non-partisan document that helps voters understand how they may participate in Tuesday’s election and it includes a list of their rights as voters. The more information the an individual possesses, they better they are able to...

CAIR-Austin Welcomes Maira Sheikh as Executive Director

The Austin, Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Austin) today welcomed its new executive director, Maira Sheikh. Sheikh previously worked as a research fellow with a think tank focused on international law and human rights. After completing her Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2012, Sheikh worked in Pakistan for five years to draft laws, policies and publications with domestic and multinational stakeholders that further improved the state’s compliance with its responsibilities under various international...