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CAIR-CA Applauds Introduction of House Resolution Recognizing August as Muslim American Appreciation and Awareness Month

chapter logos california(SACRAMENTO, CA, 6/7/17) – – The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR-CA), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today applauded the introduction of House Resolution 43 (HR 43) by Assemblymembers Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), Kansen Chu (D-Fremont) and Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), which recognizes the month of August 2017 as Muslim American Appreciation and Awareness Month.

In a statement, CAIR-CA said:

“California state leadership has a long record of supporting and protecting the rights of California’s Muslim community. In light of the prejudicial policies being implemented by the Trump administration, we welcome House Resolution 43 and its recognition of the contributions made by the Muslim community. We hope this resolution will increase awareness of the positive impact California Muslims make every day in our state. We thank Assemblymembers Bill Quirk, Kansen Chu, and Ash Kalra for their leadership and for promoting tolerance, respect and diversity in California.”

The Assemblymembers released the following statements:

“In light of everything occurring nationally and internationally, I felt it necessary to once again introduce a resolution to celebrate and recognize the many social, cultural, and economic contributions Muslim Americans have made in science, film, athletics, education, and other areas,” said Assemblymember Quirk.

“The Muslim community is an integral part of what makes California great.  As a progressive state, we adamantly promote tolerance, equality and inclusivity.  For a group of people who contribute to the state’s economy and diverse cultural heritage, it is paramount to continue to support and stand by their side,” stated Assemblymember Chu.”

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.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR-CA Legislative & Government Affairs Coordinator, Yannina Casillas, 951-259-5105, ycasillas@cair.com

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