Hundreds of American Muslims statewide expected to take part in event featuring national activist Linda Sarsour
(SACRAMENTO, CA, 4/11/19) -- On Monday, April 22, the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) is set to host its eighth annual Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) in Sacramento.
SEE: 8th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol
The 2019 event will also feature renowned national activist Linda Sarsour.
A news conference is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. April 22 featuring Assemblyman Jose Medina, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, Assemblyman Kevin McCarty, CAIR-CA executive directors and community leaders.
WHAT: Eighth annual Muslim Day at the Capitol
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 22
WHERE: News conference - California State Capitol, West Steps, 10th Street and Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95811
CONTACT: CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area Executive Director Zahra Billoo, 626-252-0885, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR-Los Angeles Communications Manager Eugene Fields, 714-776-1847, email@example.com; CAIR-Sacramento Valley Communications Manager Kalin Kipling-Mojaddedi, 916-441-6269, firstname.lastname@example.org
At MDAC, American Muslims from across California come to the Capitol to meet state legislators, discuss issues of concern and help bring about positive social change.
Last year, hundreds of American Muslims attended the event.
READ: Muslim Day at the Capitol Brings Constituents, Legislators Together (Washington Report)
This year, the MDAC legislative agenda is focusing on three bills: AB 392 - California Act to Save Lives, ACA 6 - Free the Vote Act and AB 331 - Ethnic Studies.
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.