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CAIR-CA Youth Leadership Conference at State Capitol

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 8/18/05) – The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) is holding the first California Muslim Youth Leadership Conference in Sacramento.

The conference begins today and will run until August 21. It features workshops on community organizing and advocacy, public speaking and media activism. The highlight of the conference will be a “Mock Legislature” session on the Senate Floor, during which participants will serve as legislators as they debate public policy issues and attempt to pass legislation.

“We are excited about the opportunity to have hands-on sessions in the California State Capitol,” said CAIR-CA Chairman Fouad Khatib. “We hope this opportunity will encourage American Muslim youth to pursue careers in politics that contribute positively to our country.”

CONTACT: Basim Elkarra, 916- 441-6269 or email:


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