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CAIR-SFBA to Host Candidates’ Forum at Santa Clara Mosque

cair ca logo(SANTA CLARA, CA, 10/06/2016) – On Friday, October 7th, the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) will host a Candidates' Forum in Santa Clara at the Muslim Community Association (MCA).

At the event, members of the Muslim community from Santa Clara will hear from candidates for City Councils seats 3, 4, 6, and 7, Assembly district 25, and Congressional District 17. The Police Chief will be speaking as well.

WHAT: Candidates' Forum at Santa Clara Mosque

WHEN: Friday, October 7th at 6:30PM

WHERE: Muslim Community Association, 3003 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054

CONTACT: CAIR-SFBA Government Relations Coordinator Sameena Usman, susman@cair.com, 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 third of a series, which aims to better connect elected officials and candidates to their American Muslim constituents.

“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 three additional candidates' forums:

October 14: ISEB (Fremont) at 6:30pm

October 15: Yaseen (Burlingame) at 5:30pm

October 22: MCC (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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