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CAIR-SFBA Condemns Bomb Threats Targeting the Jewish Community Centers and Schools

January 19, 2017

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today condemned bomb threats against over two dozen Jewish community centers and schools nationwide, including the Bay...

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CAIR-SFBA Director Zahra Billoo to Speak at Women’s March on Washington

January 18, 2017

On Saturday, January 21, representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest American Muslim civil rights organization, will join thousands of others for the Women’s March on...

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Bay Area Sanctuary City Resolutions

January 16, 2017

In response to the election of Donald Trump, several Bay Area cities and counties passed Resolutions to reaffirm their support for community members at risk of being targeted by proposed...

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Job Announcement: Program Coordinator

January 12, 2017

Overview: Title: Programs Coordinator Schedule Type: Full-Time Areas of Focus: Event planning, community outreach and organizing; volunteer coordination Location: Santa Clara, CA The Position/Role: CAIR San Francisco Bay Area is...

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Civil Rights

Traveling for the Holidays?

December 23, 2016

Know Your Rights at the Border & at Airports When planning your holiday travel, or any other travel, be sure to check all DHS – TSA regulations and rules on...

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Protecting Civil Liberties In a Trump Presidency

December 20, 2016

Assalamu Alaikum. As 2016 comes to a close, our team is reflecting on the challenges you helped us tackle in this divisive election year and planning for the future.  This...

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From the Civil Rights Desk

December 16, 2016

Did anyone else feel like they were hit by a speeding train this past November? For many American Muslims in the Bay Area, that’s exactly what it felt like. The...

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From the Civil Rights Desk

November 17, 2016

From the Civil Rights Desk As you may recall, last month I mentioned that the hateful speeches made by politicians during this year’s toxic election cycle coupled with the undisputable...

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Government

Bay Area Sanctuary City Resolutions

January 16, 2017

In response to the election of Donald Trump, several Bay Area cities and counties passed Resolutions to reaffirm their support for community members at risk of being targeted by proposed...

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Urge State Lawmakers to Support Critical Civil Rights Protections for all Californians

January 8, 2017

With the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Trump, advocates across California are working proactively to protect our civil liberties. Senior Members of the State Legislative Assembly have introduced four key bills...

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Action Alert: CAIR Opposes Confirmation of Sen. Sessions as Attorney General

January 5, 2017

Muslim civil rights group urges senate committee to question AG nominee on anti-Muslim remarks, associations with hate groups, respect for civil rights The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s...

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CAIR Welcomes President Obama’s Decision to End Dormant NSEERS Tracking Program

December 22, 2016

Civil rights group pledges to challenge any Trump administration attempts to revive Muslim registry The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today...

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In the News

Immigrant Rights Groups Rally For California Protection

December 19, 2016

Trump has indicated his immigration policy will be extreme. Among other things, Trump has called for a wall to be built along the Mexican border, the deportation of millions of...

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San Jose residents to Muslims: you belong here

December 2, 2016

“After the election I’ve felt a strong need to stand up for all the members of our community, not just for the people that are exactly like me,” said Erica...

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Police investigating hate-filled letter sent to South Bay Islamic center

November 25, 2016

Officers were dispatched to the Evergreen Islamic Center on Ruby Avenue at 7:10 p.m. Thursday on report of suspicious circumstances surrounding the letter. The San Jose Police Department’s assault unit,...

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San Francisco’s Japantown holds vigil against hate, concern about Muslim registry

November 22, 2016

People came together in San Francisco’s Japantown on Tuesday night to hold a vigil against hate. It comes after divisive rhetoric that was used during the presidential campaign and after...

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