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From the Civil Rights Desk

May 20, 2015

A look into some recent complaints received by CAIR’s Northern California offices: A gentleman was let go from his job at a local grocery store over an issue with his...

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Urge Congress to Pass Amendments Asking the President to Evacuate U.S. Citizens from Yemen, Close Prison at Guantanamo Bay

May 14, 2015

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) are urging all Americans concerned about the thousands of U.S. citizens trapped in Yemen to contact their congressional...

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CAIR-LA Calls for Resignation of El Monte Official Over Anti-Islam Facebook Post

May 13, 2015

The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today called for the resignation of an El Monte, Calif., official who posted an Islamophobic comment on...

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Last Call: Annual Muslim Youth Leadership Program

May 11, 2015

Applications are Due Tonight, at Midnight! See and hear from past MYLP participants! CAIR-California is looking for the brightest and most passionate high school students to apply to this year’s...

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Civil Rights

From the Civil Rights Desk

May 20, 2015

A look into some recent complaints received by CAIR’s Northern California offices: A gentleman was let go from his job at a local grocery store over an issue with his...

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CAIR-CA Welcomes Ruling that NSA Phone Surveillance Program is Illegal

May 8, 2015

The California Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed a ruling by a federal appeals court that the...

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From the Civil Rights Desk

April 22, 2015

A look into some recent complaints received by CAIR’s Northern California offices: A family attempted to board an airport shuttle bus, but were denied entrance by the shuttle bus driver...

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Arab, Muslim and Asian Groups Sue Kerry, Carter Over U.S. Citizens Trapped in ‪‎Yemen‬

April 9, 2015

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (ALC) today announced the filing of a lawsuit against Secretary of State...

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Government

Urge Congress to Pass Amendments Asking the President to Evacuate U.S. Citizens from Yemen, Close Prison at Guantanamo Bay

May 14, 2015

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) are urging all Americans concerned about the thousands of U.S. citizens trapped in Yemen to contact their congressional...

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CAIR-LA Calls for Resignation of El Monte Official Over Anti-Islam Facebook Post

May 13, 2015

The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today called for the resignation of an El Monte, Calif., official who posted an Islamophobic comment on...

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Hundreds of California Muslims Lobby State Lawmakers

April 30, 2015

This past Monday, April 27, over 450 Muslims of all ages from across California held more than 70 advocacy meetings with elected officials and their staff in Sacramento as part...

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

April 24, 2015

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 Capitol (MDAC) organized by...

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In the News

Fuelling Islamophobia in the US

November 17, 2014

By: Khaled Beydoun The United Arab Emirates designated two Muslim-American civil rights groups – the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim American Society – among the 83 institutions...

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Drones over San Jose? Worries fly at public hearing

November 13, 2014

By: Robert Salonga The community got its first chance to tell the San Jose Police Department what it thinks of the department’s acquisition of a drone, with the sentiment ranging...

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The 13th Anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2014

Today is the anniversary of 9/11, an event that has left indelible marks on our society and culture: We’re still grappling with the ramifications of the twin towers, and coming...

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Bank Clients of Middle Eastern Descent Want Answers on Closed Accounts

September 7, 2014

A Florida attorney for the Council on American-Islamic Relations has asked the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division to look into the closures and determine whether race is playing...

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