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CAIR-CA Joins California State Assembly to Celebrate 4th annual “American Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month”

State & Local Elected Officials Recognize American Muslims with Proclamations; Assembly member Bill Quirk to Present HR 48

*** To book an interview with CAIR-SFBA Executive Director Zahra Billoo or for more information, please contact *** 

California — On August 12, the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) will join California State Assembly at the state capitol to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the passage of House Resolution 59, which proclaimed August “American Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month” in California. 

To further recognize the endless contributions of American Muslims, Assembly member Bill Quirk will present House Resolution 48 (HR 48), which commends Muslim communities in California for the lasting positive impact they have made toward the advancement of the state and the nation.

WHO: Assembly member Bill Quirk, special guest Mokhtar Alkhanshali, CAIR-CA staff, and guests. 

WHAT: Community events with local elected officials to celebrate the fourth anniversary “American Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month” during which proclamations will be presented.


  • Event 1: Monday, August 12, 10am, State Capitol, Sacramento
    • 11:30am — Reception in Room 317
    • 1pm — The Assembly will debate HR 48 during session
  • Event 2: Monday, August 12, 4pm, Santa Clara County, 70 West Hedding St., San Jose

CONTACT: Jacqueline Lara, 240-305-2133,; Cabot Petoia,; 828-899-9239

These are the first celebrations in a series of seven events, which come at a time of increased anti-Muslim rhetoric sweeping the nation, and perpetuated by Trump’s administration.

CAIR-SFBA is an office of CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.


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