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CAIR-SFBA Celebrates Election of Six American Muslims to Local Office

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 11/5/2020) – The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today celebrates the election of six American Muslims to local office. 

Across the Bay Area, American Muslims ran for positions varying from City Clerk, City Council, Water Board, School Board, and even Mayor. 

The elections and re-elections of Aziz Akbari, Sam Hindi, Omar Din, Hosam Haggag, Maimona Afzal, and Aliya Chisti to office are examples of American Muslims striving to serve their communities and proves that Californians are truly ready for bold, diverse leadership.  

“Today marks a time for Muslims in California and everywhere to celebrate our identities and accomplishments as a community. It’s time to finally harness our political voice through leaders who are aware of and invested in addressing the unique issues faced by American Muslims,” said Zahra Billoo, Executive Director at CAIR-SFBA. 

“CAIR-SFBA is excited for this ongoing chapter in our political history in which Bay Area Muslims serve in an increasing number of elected offices. We look forward to working with all of our newly elected officials,” said Sameena Usman, Government Relations Coordinator at CAIR-SFBA. 

CAIR-SFBA is an office 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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CONTACT: CAIR-SFBA Communications Coordinator Zoha Raza, 408.418.6902, 

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