California Muslims Send 17,000+ Letters to Senators

Anaheim, CA: T he California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) August 15 announced figures of the letter-writing campaign which calls for California State Senators to advocate for an end to the killing in Gaza.

Staff and volunteers of the Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization began the circulation of the letters on Tuesday July 22 during the Islamic month of Ramadan when Muslims held special prayers and other activities at mosques nationwide. More than 17,200 letters across the state of California have been signed to date.

The letters were hand-delivered to both Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein's local district offices.
"The response to our Gaza letter-writing campaign has been very enthusiastic," said CAIR-SV Executive Director, Basim Elkarra. "California residents are deeply concerned about the toll Israel's latest military campaign has taken on innocent civilians. They want to be sure elected officials hear their constituents' voices and concerns about the need for peace and justice in the region."


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