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Pelosi to co-headline Muslim Advocates fundraiser

By Josh Richman
Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 10:43 am in Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Keith Ellison will headline Muslim Advocates’ fundraising gala next Saturday, March 9, in Millbrae.

Pelosi, D-San Francisco, and Ellison, D-Minn. – the first Muslim elected to Congress – are scheduled to take part in a discussion “on opportunities to advance civil rights in the 113th Congress,” according to the San-Francisco-based organization’s e-mail.

Muslim Advocates describes itself as “a national legal advocacy and educational organization dedicated to promoting freedom, justice and equality for all, regardless of faith, by using the tools of policy engagement, legal advocacy and civic education and by serving as a legal resource to promote the full participation of Muslims in American civic life.”

Tickets for the dinner at the Westin San Francisco Airport hotel range from $100 for students and nonprofit/government employees to $250. “Buy your tickets today and help support our work fighting racial and religious profiling, combating anti-Muslim bigotry, and educating mosque and charity leaders to strengthen and protect their institutions,” the organization’s e-mail urged.

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  • Ted Lawrence

    Nothing wrong with this and Nancy has always been a reasonably consistent supporter of the State of Israel and has openly supported it’s right to exist as a Jewish State which a lot of San Francisco Democrats have questioned. But this also serves as a reminder of how much money has been siphoned off from legitimate groups in this country to fund terrorist activities by Muslims overseas (For example CAIR) and I certainly hope that law enforcement has closed that avenue of funding.