January 12, 2021

A Call to Action for Muslims in California

Not even an act of insurrection instigated by President Trump or renewed calls for impeachment have stopped white supremacist disinformation campaigns that have devastated our country over the last four years.

Each of us has endured or witnessed the cost of these continuous attacks. Now more than ever, our efforts to fill the void in leadership in our country are needed to ensure the safety of our families, friends, and community.  

The time to demand bold change is now. The effectiveness of solutions proposed by lawmakers to issues of immigration, police reform, and other discriminatory laws impacting you and your loved ones depends on your level of action during the first 100 days of the new administration.  

That is why we are hosting a Call to Action at 5:30 p.m. on January 16 with Linda Sarsour, Dr. Rania Awaad, Hussam Ayloush, Zahra Billoo, and Basim Elkarra to discuss a path forward after four years of white supremacy that culminated in the treasonous attacks on the Capitol.

Join us as we discuss the mental health, spiritual dimensions, and political realities of this most recent attack and our aspirations for the first 100 days of the new administration.  

The electoral victories by Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Georgia provide rays of hope, enabling the Senate and House to work with President-Elect Biden to pass laws addressing the underpinnings of the systemic issues of Islamophobia and white supremacy facing our country.

Help us work to amplify the voices and priorities of the Muslim community in California. Join us on January 16 to learn how you can support efforts to pass:

  • Comprehensive immigration reform to empower immigrant and refugee communities. Passing the NO BAN ACT and comprehensive immigration reform will remove unnecessary barriers in applying for immigration benefits and allow families to reunite. Reversing the Muslim Ban is NOT enough when hundreds of thousands of Muslims are on No-Fly lists and others are constantly profiled, interrogated, and demeaned while traveling.
  • Federal legislation to address the abuse of police power and the profiling of black and brown communities. Help us pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act while demanding that harmful and unconstitutional CVE/TVTP programs be eliminated.

The systemic racism and Islamophobia that continues to disenfranchise African Americans, immigrants, and other people of color was present well before Trump. 

Help us make sure that President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, and Congress know we will not wait another four years for justice for our communities.  


Hussam Ayloush, MBA 


Zahra Billoo, Esq.

CAIR San Francisco Bay Area Executive Director

Basim Elkarra

CAIR Sacramento Valley/Central California Executive Director

Omair Khan

CAIR San Diego, Operations and Development Manager