Through its legislative advocacy work, CAIR-LA aims to represent the interests of the American Muslim community before various government agencies at the local, state, and national levels.

CAIR-LA 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 and 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-LA 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.