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‘Our Voice Matters Too’- Activists Advocate for Accurate Count of Indian American, South Asian American Community

Basim Elkarra, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations’ Sacramento, Calif., chapter, noted that the organization is conducting Census outreach in unique ways. … Read More

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Religious worship in the age of coronavirus: How centuries-old traditions are being upended

“There have been religious edicts about not congregating and not going to mosques,” said Basim Elkarra, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Sacramento Valley. … Read More

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關乎權力、金錢與數據 — 加州人口普查參與率目前低於全國平均

為「美國伊斯蘭關係委員會」(Council on American-Islamic Relations)負責人口普查宣導工作的艾卡拉(Basim Elkarra)表示,由於爆發疫情,宣傳工作從面對面的活動轉為使用電話、視訊和WhatsApp、在超市分發不同語言傳單,以及訓練不同語言代表協助解決民眾對2020年人口普查的困惑等。 Read the whole story here.

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CA Census Data Trickling In

Basim Elkarra, executive director for CAIR’s efforts in the Sacramento Valley area, said he and his group’s partners are doing their best to remind people … Read More

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State census response coming in lower than national average

Basim Elkarra, executive director for CAIR’s efforts in the Sacramento Valley area, said he and his group’s partners are doing their best to remind people … Read More

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State Census Response Coming In Lower Than National Average

“Many don’t know about the census, they didn’t have a census in their previous countries and many have a distrust of the federal government,” Basim … Read More

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Federal Lawsuit Asks Court to Immediately Release COVID-19 Vulnerable ICE Detainees in Yuba County Jail

Kalin Kipling-Mojaddedi, another coalition member and communications manager with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Sacramento Valley/Central California (CAIR-SV/CC), described vulnerable individuals held in ICE detention … Read More

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Op-ed: We Need Bold Action Now to Protect Those Detained at Yuba County Jail – and Nationwide – from Coronavirus

By Rhonda Rios Kravitz and Kalin Kipling-Mojaddedi As the world confronts a coronavirus pandemic and tries to grasp and mitigate its potential impact, there is … Read More

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Justice Dept. Surprises, Won’t Retry Alleged Terror Suspect After 14 Years

The pleading claimed that Hayat had no criminal record before this episode, and has had a spotless record in prison. To that point, Basim Elkarra, … Read More

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US prosecutors end old terror case against California man

Basim Elkarra, executive director of the Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, in a statement called the conviction an “egregious injustice.” Read … Read More