(SANTA CLARA, CA, 7/23/13) The San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento Valley offices of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today published their 2013 Civil Rights Report.
The report, titled Standing Up For Our Rights Preserving Our Freedom: The Status of Muslim Civil Rights in Northern California 2013, analyzes and summarizes the complaints received by the offices' civil rights departments in 2012.
The incidents reported totaled 445 over the course of the year and included, among other issues: complaints of employment discrimination; requests for legal representation for voluntary interviews by FBI and other law enforcement agencies; and reports of hate crimes.
“This report will help community members better understand the work of the CAIR civil rights department,” said Rachel Roberts, CAIR's Northern California Civil Rights Coordinator. “It is our hope that the report will also assist community members in learning to recognize discrimination if they or somebody they know are ever targeted.”
CAIR encourages all community members to know and understand their civil rights.
Electronic copies of the 2013 civil rights report can be obtained through the CAIR-California website.
CAIR-SFBA and CAIR-SV are offices of CAIR, 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.
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Contact: CAIR Northern California Civil Rights Coordinator Rachel Roberts, 408.986.9874, email@example.com