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CAIR: 600+ to Take Part in April 25 California ‘Muslim Day at the Capitol’

cair ca logo(SANTA CLARA, CA, 4/22/16) – On Monday, April 25, more than 600 Muslims from across the state are expected to take part in the 5th annual “Muslim Day at the Capitol†(MDAC) in Sacramento, hosted by the California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA).

WHAT: 5th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol

WHEN: Monday, April 25, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: California State Capitol Building

CONTACT:  CAIR-CA Communications & Outreach Coordinator Nashwah Akhtar, 408-507-3886, nakhtar@cair.com

At MDAC, Muslim community members from across California will have an opportunity to meet state legislators, discuss issues of concern and help bring about positive social change. This year, MDAC attendees will advocate for a number of civil rights issues, including protections for immigrants, measures to prevent school bullying, the right to engage in boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS), and police accountability.

For More Information, GO TO: http://caircapitolday.com/  

One bill on the MDAC legislative agenda is the Safe Place to Learn Act – AB 2845 sponsored by Assemblymember Williams, which will ensure that school employees are provided school site and community resources so that students have the assistance and support they need when faced by school bullying and discrimination.

Also at MDAC, Muslim students will have an opportunity to advocate for causes about which they are passionate.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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