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California Muslims to Lobby State Lawmakers on 4th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol

April 24, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 4/24/15) — On Monday, April 27, hundreds of California Muslims will meet with their state lawmakers in Sacramento as part of the fourth annual Muslim Day at the...

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CAIR-CA Announces 2015 Muslim Day at the Capitol Legislative Agenda

March 30, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 3/30/15) – The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today published its legislative agenda for the 4th annual California Muslim Day at the Capitol.  On...

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CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra named Access Sacramento “Power of Voice” Honoree

March 26, 2015

CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra named Access Sacramento "Power of Voice" Honoree in recognition of his outspoken support and leadership in the area of free speech, tolerance and civil liberties....

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Standing in Solidarity with Christians in the Middle East

March 6, 2015

On Sunday, March 8, the Sacramento chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) will join The Crossing Church of Natomas at an interfaith gathering, with the theme "Standing in Solidarity with Christians in the Middle East."

Civil Rights

CAIR Sues California Department of Corrections Over Harassment, Retaliation Targeting Muslim Prison Guard

January 5, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 1/5/2015) — The Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) today announced the filing of a lawsuit against the State of California and the California...

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Know Your Rights When Traveling To Hajj

September 18, 2014

The opportunity to participate in Hajj is both a blessing and privilege. If you are attending this year, we pray Insha Allah your Hajj is accepted, ask that you keep...

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CAIR-CA Publishes 2014 Civil Rights Report

August 29, 2014

  The four offices of the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) published the CAIR-CA 2014 Civil Rights Report today. The report summarizes and analyzes all of...

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Calif. Muslim, Sikh Groups to File Complaint Against Amusement Park

April 28, 2014

Boomers! Parks Bars Attendees Wearing Religious  Head Coverings from Rides (SANTA CLARA, CA, 4/28/14) – On Tuesday, April 29, the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) and...

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Government

CAIR-CA Announces 2015 Muslim Day at the Capitol Legislative Agenda

March 30, 2015

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 3/30/15) – The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today published its legislative agenda for the 4th annual California Muslim Day at the Capitol.  On...

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CAIR-CA Asks California Assemblymember to Apologize for #standupagianstIslam” Tweet

February 13, 2015

(Sacramento, CA, 2/13/15) –  CAIR-CA today called on California State Assemblymember Melissa Melendez to apologize for an "irresponsible" tweet using the hashtag #standupagainstIslam that seemed to equate the actions the...

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CAIR-CA Welcomes Signing of Law Barring State Agencies from Helping Feds Collect Private Electronic Data

October 3, 2014

This week, the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) welcomed Governor Jerry Brown's signing of Senate Bill 828 (SB 828) into law. SB 828 was authored by...

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Register to Vote Online!

September 23, 2014

Register to Vote Online Voice your vote. Register to ensure you are heard in this November’s elections. Now, online registration makes it easy to sign up without any printing or...

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In the News

CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra named Access Sacramento “Power of Voice” Honoree

March 26, 2015

CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra named Access Sacramento "Power of Voice" Honoree in recognition of his outspoken support and leadership in the area of free speech, tolerance and civil liberties....

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CAIR Condemns Killing of U.S. Journalist by Terror Group ISIS

August 21, 2014

On August 20th, The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, condemned what it called the "gruesome and barbaric" killing of American journalist...

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Media Coverage of the Al-Awsi Murder in Sacramento

March 27, 2014

On March 27, 2014, CAIR-SV held a press conference with community leaders and law enforcement officials to address the recent hate-motivated murder of a Sacramento Muslim. Hassan Al-Awsi was shot...

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News Conference Today to Address the Recent Hate-Motivated Murder of a Sacramento Muslim

  CAIR-SV to Call for Rejection of Islamophobia After Calif. Muslim Shot Dead in Hate Attack   (SACRAMENTO, CA, 3/27/14) – Later today, the Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic...

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