Today, February 20, the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) will host a press conference with Secretary of State Alex Padilla and civil rights leaders to oppose Santa Clara’s Measure C.

 

 

 

When: Thursday, February 20 at 1:00pm

Where: CAIR-SFBA Office, 3160 De La Cruz Blvd., Suite 110, Santa Clara

Who:
CAIR-SFBA Government Relations Coordinator Sameena Usman
Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Former Assemblymember Paul Fong
La Raza Roundtable Chairman Victor Garza
San Jose/Silicon Valley NAACP Executive Board Member Bill Armaline
Wes Mukoyama the plaintiff in the lawsuit against Santa Clara for violating the California Voting Rights Act

What: Padilla, Fong, Usman, Garzza, Armaline, and Mukoyama will be joined by legal experts and voting rights advocates to oppose Measure C. Measure C reduces Santa Clara’s council districts in half, going against a previous Superior County Court order that established a six-district system. This was in response to the city being found in violation of the California Voting Rights Act.