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California Muslims to Lobby State Lawmakers at 4th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol

CAIR-CA-MDAC(SACRAMENTO, CA, 4/24/15) — On Monday, April 27, hundreds of California Muslims will meet with their state lawmakers in Sacramento as part of the fourth annual Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) organized by that state's chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA), the nation's leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization.

WHAT: 4th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol
WHEN: Monday, April 27, beginning at 9 a.m.
WHERE: West Lawn of the State Capitol, Sacramento
CONTACT: Maheen Ahmed, CAIR-Sacramento Valley Programs & Development Coordinator, 916-605-6099, mahmed@sacval.cair.com

Photos from the 2014 event

The attendees will urge elected officials to support three legislative items:

1. SB 178, a bill which will provide protection against warrant-less government access to electronic communication.

2. SB 358 aims to place provisions to implement equal wages to employees, in-discriminant of sex.

3. AB 42 would require California Community Colleges, CSUs, and the UCs, to freeze tuition and fees.

Click here to view fact sheets on the three legislative items.

“Protecting access to an affordable education, equal wages and the right to privacy is essential to a thriving community,” said CAIR-CA Chair Safaa Ibrahim. “This event will provide an opportunity for Muslims from across California to impact state politics by urging lawmakers to support issues that affect all of us.”

At previous MDAC events, participants have advocated for the Workplace Religious Freedom Act (AB 1964), the TRUST Act (AB 4), the California Bill of Rights for Domestic Workers (AB 241), and the Fourth Amendment Protection Act (SB 828) — all of which were signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

SEE: California Muslims Lobby Lawmakers in Sacramento (2014)
Calif. Muslims Participate in Second-Annual 'Muslim Day at the Capitol' (2013)

CAIR-CA is a chapter 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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