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CAIR-SFBA To Host Candidate Forums

(SANTA CLARA, CA – 1/29/2020) - On Friday, January 31, and Saturday, February 1, the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) will host Candidate Forums at two Bay Area mosques. Candidates for Assembly, County, and City Council seats will speak about their platforms and answer questions from members of the American Muslim community. 

WHAT: Candidate Forum featuring candidates from State Assembly District 25 and Alameda County District 1

WHEN: Friday, January 31 at 7:00pm

WHERE: Masjid Zakariya, 42472 Albrae St., Fremont


WHAT: Candidate Forum featuring candidates from State Senate District 15 and San Jose District 8

WHEN: Saturday, February 1 at 5:45pm

WHERE: Evergreen Islamic Center, 2486 Ruby Ave., San Jose

CAIR-SFBA is organizing these events to increase civic engagement in the American Muslim community. The forums aim to better connect elected officials and candidates to their American Muslim constituents.

“It is especially critical this year to get out the vote given what’s at stake,” said CAIR-SFBA Government Relations Coordinator Sameena Usman. “These candidate forums around the Bay Area will provide an opportunity for constituents to ask questions and meet with the candidates who will serve their community.”

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

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CONTACT: Communications Coordinator Zoha Raza, 408.418.6902,

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