Civil rights advocacy is at the center of CAIR's work. Civil rights staff at our offices nationwide receive reports of discrimination on a daily basis and work to resolve them through mediation, negotiation, public pressure or, if necessary, through legal action.
CAIR protects the civil rights of all Americans regardless of faith and has served more than 25,000 victims of discrimination since its founding in 1994. Our services are often provided free of charge to the community.
In 2011, CAIR printed new copies of our "Know Your Rights and Responsibilities" pocket guide. This wallet-sized pamphlet provides details of your rights as an employee, student or airline passenger. It lets you know how to react to an anti-Muslim hate crime and what to do if you are contacted by law enforcement officers. CAIR provides these guides free of charge and has distributed more than 1 million copies since it was first written.