Texas Muslim Capitol Day (TMDC) January 29th 2019
In our current political climate, it is important that those that represent us know our stories, know our professional capabilities, know our charitable contributions to the community and know our values as guided by our faith.
Delegates participating in Texas Muslim Capitol Day should feel empowered to talk to their representatives about their professional background, their community concerns and their volunteer work. Additionally, we will prepare delegates to talk to their representatives about proposed legislation for this session as well as existing law that has the greatest potential for impact on our communities.
When is Texas Muslim Capitol Day 2019?
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Where will Texas Muslim Capitol Day be held?
TMCD takes place on the grounds of the Capitol building in Austin, Texas. As a general guideline, we will host a short rally on the South Steps before noon and the lunch and lobby visits inside the Capital Building after 12 p.m. in the Legislative Conference Center.
Parking will be available at the Texas Capitol Visitors Parking Garage as well as other garages nearby on a first come first serve basis. We will provide a map beforehand to help identify nearby parking as well as public transportation options.
How long should I plan to be at the Capitol?
If you would like to attend both the rally and participate as a delegate, plan to be at the Capital from approximately 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lobby visits will likely be scheduled between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
What is a delegate?
A delegate is a community member that would like to participate as a liaison between state representatives at the capitol and the Muslim community-at-large in the area in which they live.
The general responsibilities of a delegate are as follows:
(1) to participate as a lobbyist at the state capitol building on the day of, Tuesday, January 29, 2019; and
(2) to commit to supporting a continued relationship with our state representatives after January 29th by sharing information provided by CAIR-San Antonio with professional and personal circles on how and when to contact state representatives about legislation on our radar.
What is the cost for participating in Texas Muslim Capitol Day 2019?
For delegates, those that will be joining us in the Legislative Conference Center at noon for lunch and lobbying, the cost of participation will be $35:00 which includes the cost of transportation, lunch and all materials.
Please register at www.cairsanantonio.org For questions please call Sarwat Husain, President CAIR-SA at 210-378-9528