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CAIR Responds to President Trump’s Speech on Islam, Calls for ‘New Policies and Concrete Actions’

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today responded to President Trump’s speech broadcast this morning from Saudi Arabia seeking to reset relations with the Muslim world. Last week, CAIR offered advice to the president as he prepared the speech offered today. SEE:

FREE SF Coalition Hails Ruling Blocking Trump’s Sanctuary Order

San Francisco – Today, in response to the federal district court ruling which affirmed the Trump administration cannot pull funding from sanctuary cities, the FREE SF coalition, including Asian Law Caucus, Causa Justa::Just Cause, California Immigrant Policy Center, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, La Raza Centro Legal, and Legal Services for Children, issued the following statement. We are heartened that the Trump administration’s crude attempts at anti-immigrant bullying and intim…

700+ to Take Part in California ‘Muslim Day at the Capitol’ on April 24

On Monday, April 24, the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) will host its 6th annual Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) in Sacramento, with more than 700 participants expected to attend. Muslim Day at the Capitol Details WHAT: 6th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol – “Action Trumps Fear” WHEN: Monday, April 24th, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Press Conference at 11:00 a.m.) WHO: 70…

CAIR-CA Welcomes Passage of Anti-Muslim Registry Bill, Immigrant’s Rights Bill by State Senate

The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR-CA), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the passage of the California Religious Freedom Act (SB 31) and the California Values Act (SB 54) by the state Senate. CAIR-California is co-sponsoring SB 31, sometimes referred to as the “Anti-Muslim Registry Bill.” It prohibits a state or local agency from participating in a federal program to create a database based on a person’s…

Community Groups Celebrate the Signing of San Francisco Anti-Registry Ordinance Into Law

Today, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee hosted a ceremony to celebrate the signing of the San Francisco Anti-Registry (“Non-Cooperation with Identity- Based Registry”) Ordinance into law. Dozens of community members attended the ceremony in support of the ordinance that will stop San Francisco from “using resources to create, implement, provide investigation or information for, enforce, or otherwise assist or support any government program requiring the registration of individuals on the ba…

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