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CAIR-SFBA to Host Candidates’ Forum at Burlingame Mosque

cair ca logo(SANTA CLARA, CA, 10/14/2016) – On Saturday, October 15th, the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) will host a Candidates' Forum in Burlingame at the Yaseen Foundation.

At the event, members from the local Muslim community will hear from candidates for Daly City Council and San Mateo County Supervisor.

WHAT: Candidates' Forum at Burlingame Mosque

WHEN: Saturday, October 15th at 5:30PM

WHERE: Yaseen Foundation, 1722 Gilbreth Rd., Burlingame, California 94010

CONTACT: CAIR-SFBA Government Relations Coordinator Sameena Usman,, 707.412.0786

CAIR-SFBA is organizing this event as part of CAIR's Mobilize the Muslim Vote initiative to increase civic engagement in the American Muslim community. This forum is the fifth of a series, which aims to better connect elected officials and candidates to their American Muslim constituents. 

SEE: Bay Area Effort to Encourage American-Muslims to Vote (KTVU) 

CAIR-SFBA to Host Candidates' Forum at Fremont Mosque, Muslim Voter Survey Released (NBC)

“Our plan is to host multiple candidates' forums around the Bay Area to provide an opportunity for constituents to ask questions and meet with the candidates who will serve their community,” said CAIR-SFBA Government Relations Coordinator Sameena Usman. “It is especially critical this year to get out the vote.”

CAIR-SFBA has scheduled one additional candidates' forums:


  • October 22: Muslim Community Center (Pleasanton) at 6:00pm

CAIR is 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.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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