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CAIR-LA: Muslim Woman Wins Settlement After Her Hijab Was Forcibly Removed by Long Beach Police

August 10, 2017

Police agree to $85,000 in damages and have amended department policy to allow religious head coverings in custody. (ANAHEIM, CA, 8/10/2017) — The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the...

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Development Coordinator

August 4, 2017

Overview: Title: Development Coordinator Schedule Type: Part-time at 20-25 hours/week (non-exempt, hourly position) Location: Office located in Anaheim, CA. Requires some travel throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area.   CAIR-Greater...

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Muslim Youth Practice Leadership Skills at 13th Annual MYLP Program

July 17, 2017

13th Annual MYLP participants on the assembly floor (ANAHEIM, CA, 07/25/2017) – The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) has completed its 13th annual Muslim Youth Leadership Program (MYLP)...

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CAIR California 2017 Legislative Update

July 14, 2017

Thank you all for spending a successful Ramadan with us. To continue our campaign of “Reawakening the Spirit of Justice,” CAIR California would like to update the community on state...

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Civil Rights

CAIR-LA: Muslim Woman Wins Settlement After Her Hijab Was Forcibly Removed by Long Beach Police

August 10, 2017

Police agree to $85,000 in damages and have amended department policy to allow religious head coverings in custody. (ANAHEIM, CA, 8/10/2017) — The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the...

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UPDATED Advisory: Know Your Rights if Approached by the FBI

Community members are urged to ensure their civil rights are protected by seeking the advice of an attorney before speaking with FBI agents. August 9, 2017 — CAIR-LA has received...

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Information on Muslim Ban

June 29, 2017

Information on Muslim Ban

Lawyers Heading Back to LAX to Aid Travelers Caught in Reinstated Ban

Dear Community Members, In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to partially reinstate the Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban, attorneys from Greater Los Angeles office of the Council on American-Islamic...

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Government

CAIR California 2017 Legislative Update

July 14, 2017

Thank you all for spending a successful Ramadan with us. To continue our campaign of “Reawakening the Spirit of Justice,” CAIR California would like to update the community on state...

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Growth in Advocacy: Reflecting on the First 100 Days

April 29, 2017

Assalamu Alaikum,   The past 100 days have challenged Muslims in America in an unprecedented way. The current administration’s policies and statements have left each of us with a sense...

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Almost 800 CA Muslims, Officials & Allies Participate In CAIR-CA’s 6th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol

April 26, 2017

(ANAHEIM, CA, 04/26/17) – This past Monday, April 24, the California Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) hosted the 6th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) in Sacramento. Almost 800...

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

April 21, 2017

(ANAHEIM, CA, 4/21/17) – 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...

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In the News

CAIR-LA’s Press Conference with Local Interfaith and Civil Rights on Trump’s Executive Orders

February 1, 2017

(ANAHEIM, CA, 1/30/17) – Today, the greater Los Angeles area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) hosted a press conference in partnership with the Southern California civil rights and interfaith communities, in...

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Media Coverage of Hate Letters Sent to CA Mosques

November 29, 2016

This past weekend, The Greater Los Angeles Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) called for stepped-up police protection of local mosques after an anti-Muslim, hate-filled letter supporting President-elect Donald...

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NBC 4 News: CAIR-LA Rep Says Olympic Athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad Inspires Muslim Women

August 9, 2016

NBC 4 News: CAIR-LA Communications Coordinator Ojaala Ahmad says Olympic Athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad (who made history for being the first hijab-observing woman to represent the U.S. in the Olympics) inspires...

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News Coverage of Los Osos High School Student, Bayan Zehlif, Smeared as “Isis” in Yearbook

May 10, 2016

On Sunday May 8th, CAIR-LA released a statement titled, "CAIR-LA Concerned About Saftey of Muslim Student Smeared as 'Isis' in H.S. Yearbook" expressing concern about the safety of a Muslim...

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