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From the Civil Rights Desk

September 30, 2016

As the blowback from this summer carried over into the month of August, the Bay Area’s American Muslim community continued to experience a steady flow of civil rights concerns. The...

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Governor Brown Signs the TRUTH (AB 2792) Act into Law

September 29, 2016

Governor Brown signs the TRUTH Act (Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds) into law, marking a momentous victory for civil rights organizations. The bill, introduced by Assemblyman Rob Bonta,...

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Governor Brown Signs Bill Suppressing Human Rights & Civil Liberties

September 28, 2016

On Saturday, September 24, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2844, ignoring constitutional concerns and a groundswell of opposition. Through multiple rewrites, the bill’s proponents have made clear that their...

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Meet Our Banquet Keynote Speaker, Sheikh Omar Suleiman

September 27, 2016

Shaykh Omar Suleiman is an Islamic scholar from New Orleans, Louisiana who has pursued Islamic studies in many parts of the world including the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, and Malaysia....

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Civil Rights

From the Civil Rights Desk

September 30, 2016

As the blowback from this summer carried over into the month of August, the Bay Area’s American Muslim community continued to experience a steady flow of civil rights concerns. The...

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From the Civil Rights Desk: August 2016

August 25, 2016

The summer saw an increase in concerns around Islamophobia from comments at the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the media coverage around the conventions and Da’esh related attacks overseas, and...

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CAIR-CA Publishes 2016 Civil Rights Report

July 25, 2016

The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-California) today published the 2016 CAIR California Civil Rights Report, which reveals that anti-Muslim bias incidents saw a significant increase since last...

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CAIR-LA Files Suit on Behalf of Muslim Woman Stripped of Hijab by Long Beach Police Officers

May 3, 2016

The Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today announced the filing of a lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court on behalf of a Muslim...

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Government

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September 22, 2016

Urgent Action Alert: Last Push on AB 2845 & AB 2844

September 15, 2016

AB 2844 and AB 2845 are now on the governor’s desk. He has until the end of the month to take actionon these bills, but it can also happen any day...

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CAIR-CA Action Alert: Urge the Governor to Sign the Safe Place to Learn Act (AB 2845) into Law

August 26, 2016

Thanks to your advocacy and activism, the California State Senate and Assembly has passed AB 2845, and now it is making its way to the Governor’s desk.   The Safe Place to Learn Act...

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CAIR-SFBA to Join San Jose City Council to Recognize Muslim Appreciation Month

August 15, 2016

On Tuesday, August 16, the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) will join San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Councilmember Ash Kalra, and the...

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In the News

CAIR-CA Applauds Gov. Brown’s Signing of Bill Addressing Bullying, Harassment of Muslim and Sikh Students

September 26, 2016

The California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today applauded Governor Jerry Brown for signing a historic bill, introduced by Assemblymember Das Williams (AB) 2845, which will protect...

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CAIR-SFBA to Host Candidates’ Forums

September 23, 2016

On Saturday, September 17, the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) will host a Candidates’ Forum in San Jose at the South Bay Islamic...

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CAIR-California Launches Statewide Voter Engagement Campaign

The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA), the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today launched a statewide #CAIR2Vote Muslim voter engagement campaign - at www.muslims.vote/ca  - to promote civic engagement,...

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CAIR and Coalition Partners Welcome Passing of AB 2845 in CA State Legislature

August 25, 2016

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 8/24/2016) – The California chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) and its coalition partners today welcomed the passing of AB 2845, the Safe Place...

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