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Ayan Ajeen

CAIR-CA Welcomes Gov. Newsom’s January Budget Proposal, Identifies Areas for Growth

(SACRAMENTO, CA – 1/14/2021) – The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) welcomed Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Budget Proposal, unveiled last week.  The California budget is a statement of California values, and CAIR-CA’s belief that how we invest in the most vulnerable communities in California is a primary indication of those values.    Key aspects of the budget proposal do not include funding for DHS and/or FBI “countering/preventing violent extremism” programs, also known as CVE

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR-SFBA: Civil Liberties Groups Celebrate Oakland City Council’s Decision to Ban Predictive Policing and Biometric Surveillance Technology

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 1/14/2020) – The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) and other civil liberties groups, including Secure Justice, Justice Teams Network, and more, today welcomed the Oakland City Council unanimously adopting a number of recommended amendments to its existing surveillance technology ordinance. Those amendments include first-in-the-nation prohibitions on the city’s use of predictive policing analytics and biometric surveillance technologies. The ordinance amendments were supported by a large

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Expresses Solidarity with Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) After Being Targeted by Terror Coup Suspect’s ‘Muslims in House’ Note

(WASHINGTON, D.C, 1/14/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a Capitol Hill coup terrorist suspect’s “good guy, bad guy” list and expressed solidarity with Representative Andre Carson (D-IN), who was named on the threatening list. CAIR also called for increased security for Rep. Carson and for other members of Congress and officials targeted by the Jan. 6 insurrection. Lonnie Coffman; a 70-year-old Alabama man, was

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Ibrahim Hooper

D.C. City Council Moves to Rename Street in Front of Saudi Embassy for Murdered Washington Post Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Today at 3:30 PM (ET): Washington, D.C Rights Groups to Hold Virtual Press Conference Announcing Jamal Khashoggi Way Designation Act Seeking to Rename Street in Front of Saudi Arabian Embassy after Murdered Journalist, Democracy Activist     Designation of City Street an Important Memorial to Slain Washington, D.C. Resident      (WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/14/21) – Today, at 3:30 PM (ET), Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Code Pink will hold a virtual

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Ayan Ajeen

January 20: Join the Inauguration Day ‘Muslim Community Priorities’ Virtual Town Hall

(WASHINGTON, DC., 1/13/21) – On Inauguration Day (Jan. 20), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will co-host a live one hour “Muslim Community Priorities Town Hall” at 4 p.m. (ET) on Facebook and YouTube with other national Muslim community groups including: American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) Institute for Social Policy and Understanding(ISPU) Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) JETPAC Muslim American Society(MAS) Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) Nation’s Mosque, Washington, D.C. MPower Change U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations

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Ibrahim Hooper

CAIR Encourages CIA Director Nominee, a Widely Respected Career Diplomat, to ‘Rein in and Address Human Rights Abuses’ at Spy Agency

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/13/21) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today encouraged President-elect Joe Biden’s newly-nominated director to lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) – William J. Burns, a widely respected career diplomat with a history of using negotiation to peacefully advance American foreign policy – to adopt a reformist agenda that reins in the excesses of the nation’s top spy agency. SEE: Biden picks long-time diplomat William Burns to head

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