CAIR Asks Wisconsin Senate to Reject Bill Banning Anti-Racism Training

(WASHINGTON D.C., 2/7/2022) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Wisconsin state Senate to reject a bill scheduled for a public hearing on Tuesday that would ban government agencies from requiring employees to attend trainings about systemic racism. That bill, which is coming before the Senate Government Operations, Legal Review and Consumer Protection Committee, is part of a nationwide push against anti-racism teachings.

NOTE: On Friday, Wisconsin’s governor vetoed a bill that would have prohibited anti-racism teaching in that state’s school.

“These un-American bills are counterproductive to the movement of our society toward greater justice, inclusion and mutual understanding,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. “We urge the Wisconsin Senate to reject consideration of any legislation that would seek to keep state residents in a state of ignorance about racism, white supremacy or any other form of bigotry.”

Earlier today, CAIR urged the Kentucky state senate to drop a bill that would restrict anti-racism teaching. CAIR has condemned previous legislative efforts to ban anti-racism teaching in Kentucky and nationwide.

SEE: CAIR Condemns Kentucky Legislative Effort to Ban Anti-Racism Teaching

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CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.