The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties organization, with regional offices nationwide. CAIR's national headquarters are on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.


The Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia is a network of individuals and groups that stand and act together against all forms of Islamophobia and racism.The work of MERI includes organizing workshops and teach-ins to educate on Islamophobia and anti-racism, cultural transformation, challenging local cases of Islamophobia, and mobilizing grassroots campaigns against the people and institutions spreading racial and religious hatred.


The American Civil Liberties Union has worked for almost 100 years to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. The ACLU works in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the Constitution’s promise of liberty for everyone in our country. This work often involves representing individuals and organizations held in low regard by much of the populace, and sometimes even representing individuals and organizations holding views that nearly all of society find reprehensible. The ACLU position is that a free society can remain free only if Constitutional and legal protections are extended to all citizens and groups, and not just to those individuals and groups the majority of the Country are comfortable supporting at any given point in time.

The three organizations described above all do work important to Muslim Americans. CAIR is the largest Civil Rights organization in America with a primary focus on protecting Muslim Americans. MERI is a grass roots organization particularly active in North Carolina focusing on the links between racism and Islamophobia and on combating both problems. The ACLU is focused on preserving the Civil Rights of persons, faiths and groups of all ethnic, religious, and political persuasions and is the best known of the American Civil Rights organizations.

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