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ACTION TRUMPS FEAR at Muslim Day at the Capitol

February 13, 2017

Dear Friends and Community Members, I am pleased to announce that CAIR California’s Sixth Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) is taking place on Monday, April 24th. MDAC is...

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CAIR Applauds Appeals Court’s Ruling Against Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Order

February 10, 2017

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, tonight welcomed a federal appeals court’s decision to maintain the freeze on President Trump’s controversial...

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Job Announcement: Administrative Assistant

February 5, 2017

Overview: Title: Administrative Assistant Schedule Type: Full-Time Areas of Focus: Scheduling, communications, bookkeeping, general office management Location: Santa Clara, CA The Position/Role: CAIR San Francisco Bay Area is looking for...

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Update on the ‘Muslim Ban’

February 4, 2017

We write with some limited good news: last night, on February 3, a judge in Seattle issued a nation-wide ruling to temporarily block Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from the...

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Civil Rights

Traveling for the Holidays?

December 23, 2016

Know Your Rights at the Border & at Airports When planning your holiday travel, or any other travel, be sure to check all DHS – TSA regulations and rules on...

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Protecting Civil Liberties In a Trump Presidency

December 20, 2016

Assalamu Alaikum. As 2016 comes to a close, our team is reflecting on the challenges you helped us tackle in this divisive election year and planning for the future.  This...

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From the Civil Rights Desk

December 16, 2016

Did anyone else feel like they were hit by a speeding train this past November? For many American Muslims in the Bay Area, that’s exactly what it felt like. The...

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From the Civil Rights Desk

November 17, 2016

From the Civil Rights Desk As you may recall, last month I mentioned that the hateful speeches made by politicians during this year’s toxic election cycle coupled with the undisputable...

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Government

Good News: SFPD Suspends Participation in the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force

February 2, 2017

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (ALC), the Council on American-Islamic-Relations, San Francisco Bay Area Office (CAIR-SFBA), the National Lawyer Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Arab Resource and Organizing...

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Civil Rights and Community Groups to Denounce ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Orders

January 26, 2017

Press Conference: January 26 CONTACT: CAIR-SFBA Executive Director Zahra Billoo, 626.252.0885; Elica Vafaie, National Security & Civil Rights Staff Attorney, 415.848.7711; AROC Executive Director Lara Kiswani 530.220.284; ACLU of Northern...

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Bay Area Sanctuary City Resolutions

January 16, 2017

In response to the election of Donald Trump, several Bay Area cities and counties passed Resolutions to reaffirm their support for community members at risk of being targeted by proposed...

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Urge State Lawmakers to Support Critical Civil Rights Protections for all Californians

January 8, 2017

With the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Trump, advocates across California are working proactively to protect our civil liberties. Senior Members of the State Legislative Assembly have introduced four key bills...

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In the News

Immigrant Rights Groups Rally For California Protection

December 19, 2016

Trump has indicated his immigration policy will be extreme. Among other things, Trump has called for a wall to be built along the Mexican border, the deportation of millions of...

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San Jose residents to Muslims: you belong here

December 2, 2016

“After the election I’ve felt a strong need to stand up for all the members of our community, not just for the people that are exactly like me,” said Erica...

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Police investigating hate-filled letter sent to South Bay Islamic center

November 25, 2016

Officers were dispatched to the Evergreen Islamic Center on Ruby Avenue at 7:10 p.m. Thursday on report of suspicious circumstances surrounding the letter. The San Jose Police Department’s assault unit,...

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San Francisco’s Japantown holds vigil against hate, concern about Muslim registry

November 22, 2016

People came together in San Francisco’s Japantown on Tuesday night to hold a vigil against hate. It comes after divisive rhetoric that was used during the presidential campaign and after...

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