Government

Muslim, Civil Rights Groups Mourn Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Today, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (“Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus”) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations of the San Francisco Bay Area (“CAIR-SFBA”) mourn the passing of San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee. Mayor Lee was a dedicated public servant who spent his career and life working to advance the rights of vulnerable communities. We are deeply saddened by the loss. “The staff and board of the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Is…

2017 CAIR California Legislative Session Update

Our Commitment to Protecting Civil Rights The California Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) is pleased to announce momentous victories for civil rights. This legislative session, CAIR-CA co-sponsored and supported bills protecting religious freedom, immigrant rights, access to housing, bail reform, the environment, indigenous rights, and a statewide hate crimes audit. Religious Freedom

Governor Brown Signs the California Religious Freedom Act (SB 31)

The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today applauded Governor Brown’s signing of the California Religious Freedom Act (SB 31), marking a “momentous victory” for civil rights organizations. CAIR-CA said the bill, introduced by Senator Ricardo Lara, will provide critical protections to Californians of all faiths and prevent local law enforcement’s participat…

Governor Brown Signs the CA Values Act (SB 54) into Law Despite Pushback from the Trump Administration

The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations applauds Governor Brown’s signature for the California Values Act (SB 54). SB 54 was signed into law on Thursday, marking a momentous victory for immigrant and civil rights organizations. The bill, introduced by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, will prevent local law enforcement’s participation in federal immigration enforcement. SB 54, which takes effect in January 2018, will prohibit state and local law e…

Faith and Civil Rights Groups Welcome Oakland’s Historic New Law Protecting Against FBI Abuses

Law Takes Immediate Effect Yesterday evening, Oakland reaffirmed its commitment to protecting its Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities from the Trump administration’s abuses by unanimously enacting a simple, yet powerful law that requires Oakland police officers to follow state and local law and policy when working on federal task forces. The “Transparency and Accoun…

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