CAIR-LA Receives Social Justice Award from Democratic Party of O.C.

On Saturday, September 23rd, the Democratic Party of Orange County hosted their annual Harry S. Truman Dinner and presented the Social Justice Award to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greater Los Angeles Area office (CAIR-LA). The award recognized CAIR’s work in defending the rights of all people against bigotry, Islamophobia and other forms of discrimination.


CAIR-LA’s Executive Director Hussam Ayloush accepted the award on behalf of the organization. “Today the attack is not on Muslims, not on the Latinos, not on the immigrant community, not on the LGBTQ community, not on the African American community, it’s on all of us. We’re just being targeted one by one and the only way we can defend ourselves and protect the ideals of our country and our democracy, is to respond together, collectively. Thank you to the Democratic Party of Orange County for such a great honor and great privilege. We take it with a lot of pride and humility.”

Watch the Democratic Party of Orange County's video on CAIR-LA's work.

On behalf of CAIR-LA, we congratulate fellow awardees State Senator Josh Newman, Laborers Local 652 and former Irvine Mayor and City Councilmember Beth Krom.