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Congressman Darren Soto

Representing the 9th District of Florida

Congressman Soto to host Muslim Town Hall

April 13, 2017
Press Release
Discussion will focus on Islamophobia, Travel Ban, Hate Crimes and the contributions of the Muslim community to healthcare among other topics

KISSIMMEE, FL.- U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) has called a town hall meeting to discuss the political and social climate affecting the quality of life of the Muslim community under President Donald Trump’s Administration.

After travel restrictions were announced by the White House suspending travel to the United States from seven (later reduced to six), Muslim-majority Middle Eastern countries, many Muslims and Arab-Americans are experiencing a rising number of hate crimes and hostility towards their community, and others feel displaced in their own country.  Rep. Soto wants to hear how Central Florida’s Muslims are affected and what can be done to support them.

WHAT: Town Hall: Muslim Ban and Islamophobia in Today’s America with Congressman Soto

WHO:U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09)

           Osceola County Commissioner Cheryl Grieb, District 4

           Osceola School Board Member Kelvin Soto

           Dr. Nizam Razak

           Dr. Zaid Fadhli

           Rasha Mubarak, Central Florida Regional Director of CAIR Florida

WHEN: April 13, 2017 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Osceola County Commission Chambers, 1 Courthouse Square #4700 Kissimmee

WHY: "There is real concern, hurt and fear in our Muslim community ever since the November election,” Rep. Soto said. “It's time to have an open and honest conversation about what it's like to be a Muslim in our country today. We need to stand up for minority communities and identify ways to help those who are being subjected to bullying, profiling and discrimination for freely practicing their religion, a right that is protected under our U.S. Constitution."


Members of the media who would like to cover the event are encouraged to register RSVP here:


Congressman Darren Soto represents Florida’s 9th Congressional District, which includes Osceola County, as well as parts of Orange and Polk counties.