a message from the chair
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Peace Be Upon You.
On behalf of CAIR California (CAIR-CA), thank you for your unwavering support in sustaining our efforts to elevate our collective voice and advance our advocacy work for a more inclusive America.
CAIR-CA continues to grow as a leading community-based institution throughout the state – by serving our community’s civil rights needs, raising our community’s stature among policymakers and government agencies, and preparing tomorrow’s leaders. As 2015 draws to a close, I am tremendously pleased to share some of our major victories: the largest number of participants to date lobbying for legislation to promote equality at our annual Muslim Day at the Capitol, a historic Supreme Court ruling reiterating the right to religious accommodation in the workplace, and a strong community pushback against the government’s ill-conceived Countering Violent Extremism program.
We have also faced a number of challenges over the past year. The persistent activities of anti-Islam organizations, increased hate attacks, and discrimination remind us of the work that lies ahead, and the necessity of your ongoing support in our efforts toward a better America for all.
With your support and the blessings of Allah (all praises to Him), CAIRCA will continue to work both in our community and with our partners to strengthen American Muslim civic engagement, provide the best civil rights and legal services, and continue to enhance youth programming and community outreach.
On behalf of the CAIR-CA Board and Executive Committees, I am thankful to our dedicated interns, staff, and volunteers who have given their time and energy to the advancement of CAIR’s work.
Thank you for your prayers and support; your engagement is essential to strengthening our voices and advancing together. We are proud to serve you through our four offices in Los Angeles (LA), Sacramento Valley (SV), San Diego (SD), and the San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA).
Chair of the Board, CAIR CaliforniaRead Publication