(SACRAMENTO, CA, 7/2/15) — On July 1st, the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) hosted the 12th annualÂ Capitol Ramadan IftarÂ commemorating the holy month of Ramadan. The reception drew more thanÂ 200Â state elected officials, community members and interfaith leaders to break the fast with one another at the California Capitol.
This year'sÂ Capitol Ramadan IftarÂ was co-hosted by more thanÂ 55Â assembly members and senators who also co-authored a member resolution,Â presented by Senator Richard Pan,Â congratulating the American Muslim community on commencing Ramadan and also for its contributions to the fabric of the state of California.
This year's reception included addresses byÂ Senator Richard Pan, Assembly Members Kevin McCarty, Jim Cooper and Ken Cooley, along with several other legislators.
“CAIR-California's annualÂ Capitol Ramadan IftarÂ is a momentous event that draws together community leaders and state legislators to break bread and commemorate Ramadan,” said CAIR-SV Executive Director, Basim Elkarra. “The support of elected officials in co-hosting the iftar and in co-authoring the resolution sends a message to the nearly 1 million Muslims in California that they are part of the great fabric of the state of California and that their achievements are recognized.”
CAIR-CA is a chapter of CAIR, 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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