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

(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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Bay Area effort to encourage American-Muslims to vote

August 15, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KTVU) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is encouraging American Muslims to register to vote before the November election. Election training was held...

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

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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Civil Rights

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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CAIR Attorneys, Muslim Family to Meet with Hayward School About Bullying Incident

March 23, 2016

Later today, attorneys from the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) will meet with Cesar Chavez Middle School regarding an incident of bullying targeting...

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Government

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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California State Assembly to Proclaim August as ‘Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month’

August 1, 2016

Later today, the California chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) will join Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) in the presentation of House Resolution 59, which recognizes the month...

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Action Alert: Ask California Assembly Members to Oppose Anti-BDS Legislation

June 1, 2016

Take action and oppose the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions of Recognized Sovereign Nations or Peoples legislation – AB 2844, sponsored by Assembly Member Richard Bloom, which would prohibit public entities,...

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Assembly Bill (AB) 2845 Passes Unanimously on the California State Assembly Floor

May 31, 2016

Legislation Aims to Address Bullying of Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian (AMEMSSA) Students Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill (AB) 2845, authored by Assemblymember Das Williams and sponsored...

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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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Bay Area effort to encourage American-Muslims to vote

August 15, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KTVU) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations San Francisco Bay Area Chapter is encouraging American Muslims to register to vote before the November election. Election training was held...

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California Recognizes August as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month

August 4, 2016

The California State Assembly voted Monday to pass a resolution that officially recognizes August 2016 as Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month. The resolution comes at a time of increased anti-Muslim...

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Anti-Muslim School Bullying: Sometimes, It’s Even the Teachers Doing It

May 18, 2016

“Oh no, the rag-head Taliban is here.” “We all think you are a terrorist.” “Is that a bomb in your backpack?” That’s a small sample of the types of comments...

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