Washington, D.C.  – Ramadan is the holiest month of the Islamic calendar and will end June 24, depending on sighting of the moon. Each day during this month, Muslims around the world abstained from food and drink between dawn and sunset. It was also a time to reflect on those less fortunate, such as those who are food insecure and hungry around the world, including here in the United States, and to provide families with food packages.

WHO: Speakers in addition to Members of Congress include Anwar Khan, CEO Islamic Relief USA, and former Congressman Tony Hall (1979-2002), who also served as Ambassador to U.N. Agencies for Food & Agriculture (2002-2006)

WHAT: Eid Celebration luncheon

WHEN: Tuesday, June 27, noon-1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building

 

Honorary Host Committee

Congressman Keith Ellison (MN-5)
Congressman Andre Carson (IN-7)
Congressman John Conyers (MI-13)
Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27)
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC-At-Large)
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18)
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-3)
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43)
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (NY-8)
Congressman Elijah Cummings (MD-7)
Congressman Gerald Connolly (VA-11)
Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-5)
Congressman Henry C. “Hank” Johnson (GA-4)
Congressman Don Beyer (VA-8)
Congresswoman Grace Meng (NY-6)
Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13)​
Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37)
Congressman Ro Khanna (CA-17)​
Congressman J. Luis Correa (CA-46)
Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-2)
Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-8)
Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-9)
Congresswoman Linda T. Sanchez (CA-38)
Congressman Pete Aguilar (CA-31)

Islamic Relief USA has also received 13 Letters of Recognition from the following Members of Congress, honoring our humanitarian work and congratulating the Muslim American community for its community service, especially during the Ramadan season:

● Rep. Andre Carson (IN)
● Rep. Maxine Waters (CA)
● Rep. Gerald Connolly (VA)
● Rep. Hank Johnson (GA)
● Rep. Keith Ellison (MN)
● Rep. Judy Chu (CA)
● Rep. John Conyers Jr (MI)
● Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX)
● Rep. Grace Meng (NY)
● Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY)
● Rep. Dan Kildee (MI)
● Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX)
● Rep. Ro Khanna (CA)

 

MEDIA CONTACT: 
Christina Tobias-Nahi
Director of Public Affairs
media@irusa.org or 703-236-9796

 

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Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and disease regardless of color, race, gender or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. Islamic Relief USA aims to provide rapid relief in the event of human and natural disasters and to establish sustainable local development projects, allowing communities to better help themselves. Its programs benefit millions of people each year around the world, including in the United States.

Islamic Relief USA meets all of the Standards for Charity Accountability of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, a national charity monitoring group affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system. Islamic Relief USA is on the U.S. government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity list, and it is also a signatory to the code of conduct of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.