Dear Friends and Supporters,
We have been faced with unprecedented challenges: a global pandemic, a historic election, a recession, and yet, CAIR California (CAIR-CA) continues its work. I am so proud of what CAIR-CA accomplished in 2020. Our work to enhance the understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims improved the lives of tens of thousands of Californians last year.
Thanks to the resiliency of the CAIR-CA staff and volunteers during the COVID-19 crisis, we were able to continue providing services uninterrupted. We went digital and expanded our grassroots efforts via calls and texts. The pandemic offered a chance to innovate and expand service types, drive by protests, and online events — we became even more accessible to our California community! Additionally, I am so proud of how we made an immediate impact by supporting PPE and COVID-19 supply distribution. Even though we remained socially distanced, our community stayed connected.
On top of navigating the pandemic, CAIR-CA kept to its core mission. We helped more than 1,000 Californians navigate the complex immigration process. We sought justice and community-based solutions for hundreds of people facing oppression. We ended policies that disproportionately targeted people and communities of color.
As a team, we are celebrating our 2020 accomplishments and are eager to see what 2021 brings us. If this year has taught us anything it is that no matter what, CAIR-CA has your back.
Chair of the Board, CAIR California