WHAT: 4th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol
WHEN: Monday, April 27, beginning at 9 a.m.
WHERE: West Lawn of the State Capitol, Sacramento
CONTACT: Maheen Ahmed, CAIR-Sacramento Valley Programs & Development Coordinator, 916-605-6099, firstname.lastname@example.org or CAIR-LA Communications Coordinator Ojaala Ahmad at 714 776 1847 or email email@example.com
The attendees will urge elected officials to support three legislative items:
1. SB 178, a bill which will provide protection against warrant-less government access to electronic communication.
2. SB 358 aims to place provisions to implement equal wages to employees, in-discriminant of sex.
3. AB 42 would require California Community Colleges, CSUs, and the UCs, to freeze tuition and fees.
Click here to view fact sheets on the three legislative items.
"Protecting access to an affordable education, equal wages and the right to privacy is essential to a thriving community," said CAIR-CA Chair Safaa Ibrahim. "This event will provide an opportunity for Muslims from across California to impact state politics by urging lawmakers to support issues that affect all of us."
At previous MDAC events, participants have advocated for the Workplace Religious Freedom Act (AB 1964), the TRUST Act (AB 4), the California Bill of Rights for Domestic Workers (AB 241), and the Fourth Amendment Protection Act (SB 828) — all of which were signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.
CAIR-CA is a chapter of CAIR, America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.