A Message from the Chair

In 2017, our democracy faced new threats 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. Our Annual Report highlights 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 empower individuals to protect themselves and others from discrimination and hate.  

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 with your help, we will continue to do so, knowing that when any American’s rights are under attack, all our rights are under attack. 




Omar Hassaine 

CAIR-CA Board Chair 

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