A Message From the Chair

Dear Friends and Supporters,

CAIR California (CAIR-CA) is noting a special year in the history of our organization. Twenty-five years ago, CAIR came to the West Coast, opening the Northern California office – the organization’s first regional location. That location eventually became what is known today as the San Francisco Bay Area office, later expanding with three additional offices across the state.

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of CAIR-SFBA, it is really an anniversary for CAIR-CA. In this quarter-century of existence in California, we have continued to protect the civil liberties of American Muslims, educate our community, empower our youth and build coalitions that enhance the understanding of Islam. As we look back on 2018, I am proud to share some of our major victories: efforts by CAIR-CA and its partners to push legislation, signed into law by Gov. Brown, to protect our children from bullying in schools and encourage immigrant entrepreneurship; standing in solidarity with faith leaders and activists in support of asylum seekers and refugees; and expanded services throughout the state.

This important work would not happen without you. On behalf of the CAIR-CA Board of Directors, we thank you for your ongoing support. We are proud of the work we have accomplished and look forward to continuing our service to our community through CAIR-CA’s four offices: Greater Los Angeles (CAIR-LA), Sacramento Valley/Central Valley (CAIR-SV/CC), San Diego (CAIR-SD) and San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA).


Omar Hassaine

Chair of the Board, CAIR California

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