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Click on a Green state to see CAIR's Chapter(s) for that state. Click on a CAIR state above to see its chapter(s)

CAIR - Arizona

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CAIR - Sacramento Valley

CAIR - Greater Los Angeles Area

CAIR - San Diego

CAIR - Connecticut

CAIR - National

CAIR - Maryland/Virginia
    585 Grove Street, Suite G10
    Herndon, VA  20170

    Contact Name: Khalid Iqbal
    Main Telephone: 703-689-3100
    Alternate Telephone: 301-672-9355
    Fax Number: 703-689-9858


CAIR - Tampa Chapter
    8056 N. 56th Street
    Tampa, FL 33617

    Contact Name: Ahmed Bedier
    Main Telephone: 813-514-1414
    Fax Number: 813-514-1415
    Media Contact: 813-731-9506


CAIR - Miami Chapter
    1601 North Palm Avenue
    Suite 203
    Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

    Contact Name: Altaf Ali
    Main Telephone: 954-272-0490
    Fax Number: 954-272-0491


CAIR - Orlando Chapter

CAIR - Northern Georgia

CAIR - Chicago

CAIR - Kentucky

CAIR - Michigan

CAIR - Minnesota
    1821 University Ave W
    St. Paul, MN 55104

    Main Telephone: 651-645-7102
    Fax Number: 651-645-7175


CAIR - St. Louis

CAIR - Nevada
    501 S. 6th Street
    Las Vegas, NV 89101

    Main Telephone: (702) 448-8601
    Fax Number: (702) 448-8627


CAIR - New Jersey

CAIR - New York

CAIR - Columbus

CAIR - Cincinnati
    10999 Reed Hartman Hwy., Suite 222
    Cincinnati, OH 45242

    Main Telephone: 513-281-8200
    Fax Number: 513-281-8666

CAIR - Cleveland
    2999 Payne Ave., Suite 201
    Cleveland, OH  44114

    Main Telephone: 216-830-2247
    Fax Number: 216-830-2248


CAIR - Oklahoma
    1112 NW 23rd St.,
    Suite 207
    Oklahoma City, OK  73106

    Main Telephone: 405-248-5853
    Fax Number: 405-246-9442


CAIR - Harrisburg
    903 Kent Drive
    Mechanicsburg, PA  17050

    Main Telephone: 717-732-3330
    Fax: 717-730-4400


CAIR - Philadelphia
    1218 Chestnut Street, Suite 510-511
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Main Telephone: 215-592-0509


CAIR - South Carolina
    P.O. Box 806
    Lexington, SC 29071
    Columbia, SC 29210

    Main Telephone: 803-233-1809
    Fax: 413-677-5733


CAIR - Dallas/Fort Worth

CAIR - Houston

CAIR - San Antonio TX

CAIR - Seattle

CAIR - Canada
    P.O.Box 13219 K21 1x4
    99 Kakulu Rd., Suite 100
    Kanata, ONT K2L 3C8

    Main Telephone: 866-524-0004
    Alternate Telephone: 613-254-9704
    Fax Number: 613-254-9810


Start your own! Here is how:

    The CAIR chapters are dynamic arms of CAIR that carry out our mission to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America. They assist in presenting an Islamic perspective on issues of importance to the American public. Our chapters also empower the American Muslim community within their region through political and social activism, training, media relations and internship programs. Our chapters assist the Muslim community in protecting their civil rights and assist them in discrimination cases. 

    More and more communities are interested in forming a CAIR chapter within their region. The process of forming a chapter is outlined below: 

    Part I

    1. Have 15 or more people who are interested in forming the chapter and committed to dedicate their time to the formation of a CAIR chapter.

    2. Fill out the application form and forward it to CAIR Chapters along with the bios and contact information of the five main contacts. 

    3. CAIR will assess the merits of the application. We also will look at the people on the form and contact prominent members of their communities as means of reference checks. We do this to all applications to ensure that the chapter is non-partisan and not involved with existing internal conflicts within the Muslim community in the area. CAIR serves all community equally without any prejudice. 

    4. If there are any concerns they are brought back to the applicants for clarifications

    Part II

    5. The application goes to the CAIR Board of Directors. The Board will decide via teleconference whether to grant initial "Organizing Status" to the chapter. 

    6. If the Board approves "Organizing Status", the letter of acceptance goes out to the applicants, requesting to arrange for a kick off event with the local community.

    7. "Organizing Status" is a probationary status and will last for six (6) calendar months to (1) one year from the date of the acceptance letter.

    8. The chapter will then sign the chapter agreement with CAIR National to abide by the bylaws and rules outlined in the chapter manual. 

    9. The chapter organizes a kickoff event to announce the opening of the new chapter. A member from CAIR-National or a Board member will attend the kickoff event to announce the opening of the new chapter. Suggested ideas for this event include workshop, seminar or dinner. CAIR provides the trainers for the workshops or speakers for the seminar. It is up to the community to decide what kind of kickoff event would best suit them. Often this is a good opportunity for the chapter to raise some funds for their operation. 

    Part III

    10. After six months or thereafter when the chapter feels that they are ready they can apply for an "Active Status". The approval will depend on how active the chapter has been during this time. Some of the requirements may include:

    11. If the chapter has a permanent office managed by full time or part time staff

    12. The number of CAIR related activities the chapter has conducted during this time. This is evaluated through the monthly reports and participation in the chapter meetings. 

    13. If the chapter is dormant with very little or no activity, within the first year the chapter application may be revoked.

    If your community is interested in starting a CAIR chapter, please contact CAIR at 202-488-8787 to obtain an application form and chapter manual.



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