a message from the chair
2017 was marked by new threats to our democracy from the highest levels of our government. Muslims, women, immigrants, people of color — all have seen their rights infringed upon by an administration that tramples on our Constitution daily and emboldens others to engage in hate.
In the face of these injustices, CAIR California (CAIR-CA) fought to protect our shared values of freedom and justice. We highlight many efforts, including opposition to the Muslim Bans that impacted U.S. citizens, immigrants and refugees. We trained our community members and allies through “Know Your Rights” and “Bystander Intervention” workshops that sought to protect people from discrimination and hate. CAIR-CA has been at airports and in courtrooms, at the Capitol and on the streets, standing for justice and mobilizing for change.
This work would not have been possible without you. On behalf of the CAIR-CA Board of Directors, thank you for your ongoing support.
Thank you also to our team of dedicated staff, interns and volunteers who have worked tirelessly to carry out our mission and serve our community from CAIR’s four offices: Greater Los Angeles Area (CAIR-LA), Sacramento Valley (CAIR-SV), San Diego (CAIR-SD), and San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA).
We have responded. We have resisted. And we will continue to do so, knowing that when any American’s rights are under attack, all of our rights are under attack.
Chair of the Board, CAIR CaliforniaRead Publication