Through its legislative advocacy work, CAIR-SV aims to represent the interests of the American Muslim community before various government agencies at the local, state and national levels.
CAIR-SV also promotes legislative action alerts, distributes legislative fact sheets, submits testimony to Congress and sponsors a number of activities designed to bring Muslim concerns to the government.
The team builds networks and coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding and supports domestic policies that promote civil rights, diversity and freedom of religion. The team opposes policies that limit civil rights, permit racial, ethnic or religious profiling, infringe on due process, or that prevent Muslims and others from participating fully in American civic life.
CAIR-SV also works to increase Muslim participation in the political arena, and works to regularly sponsor voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives, candidate forums and campaign volunteer opportunities across the country.
CAIR-CA holds the annual Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) and Muslim Youth Leadership Program (also at the Capitol) as well.