(SEATTLE, WA, 4/4/2023) The Washington state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) praises today’s passing of a resolution that formally recognizes Ramadan in the state of Washington, brought forth by Senator Yasmin Trudeau.

The resolution, SR 8640 was heard and passed on the Senate Floor during Tuesday morning’s Pro Forma Session. Titled “Recognizing and honoring Ramadan,” the resolution was co-sponsored by 16 Senators.

SEE: SR 8640: Recognizing and Honoring Ramadan

“This is truly an important moment for Muslims in the State of Washington, as we approach the second half of Ramadan 2023,” said Imraan Siddiqi, CAIR-WA’s executive director.“We thank Senator Trudeau and the team who helped put together this resolution, as well as our lawmakers who are recognizing this holy month for Muslims across the globe.”

SEE ALSO: SR 8640 Bill Text

Just two weeks ago, CAIR-WA led a Day of Action at the State Capitol in Olympia, alongside many community members, partners and Muslims who work in the legislature, including Senator Trudeau.

SEE: MDAC Day of Action

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.

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CAIR-WA Executive Director Imraan Siddiqi, imraansiddiqi@cair.com
CAIR-WA Senior Communications and Marketing Strategist Katie Walker, 425-367-9116, kwalker@cair.com