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CAIR-CA: 200+ to Take Part in California Virtual Muslim Day at the Capitol the Week of May 16

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 5/15/2022) — Monday, May 16 to Friday, May 20, the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) will host its 11th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) virtually, with more than 200 participants expected to attend.   

CAIR-CA will also be holding a political education webinar highlighting the program’s legislative priorities.    

SEE: 11th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol

Muslim Day at the Capitol Program:   

When: Monday, May 16 to Friday, May 20   

What: 11th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol   

Who: 200 Muslims from across California   

Where: Virtual. Meeting schedule:

Political Education Details:   

When: Monday, May 16, 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, 6 p.m., and Friday, May 20, 4 p.m.   

What: Webinars highlighting the program’s legislative priorities

Who: CAIR-CA, Santosh Seeram-Santana, Legislative Director at Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and Assemblymember Alex Lee 

Where: Virtual. List of events:

At MDAC, American Muslims from across California will have an opportunity to meet state legislators and their staff to discuss issues of concern and advocate for positive social change. This year, MDAC attendees will be advocating to address the prevention of hate crime/harassment, obtaining CA ID regardless of immigration status, and prohibiting biometric surveillance by law enforcement.   

The MDAC legislative agenda includes:  

·         AB 1947 authored by Assemblymember Ting and Bloom 

·         AB 2549 authored by Assemblymember Bonta, Muratsuchi, and Weber 

·         SB 1161 authored by Senator Min 

·         AB 1766 authored by Assemblymembers Stone, Gipson, Jones-Sawyer, Robert Rivas, Cristina Garcia, Kalra, and Friedman 

·         SB 1038 authored by Senator Bradford

CAIR-CA is a chapter of CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.  

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·         CAIR San Francisco Bay Area, Communications Coordinator, Arooba Kazmi, 

·         CAIR Greater Los Angeles Area, Digital Communications Manager, Enjy El-Kadi, 

·         CAIR Sacramento Valley/Central California, Communications Manager, Zoha Raza,  

·         CAIR San Diego, Associate Executive Director Tazheen Nizam, 

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