Your Voice was Heard in Sacramento
This week, the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) welcomed Governor Jerry Brown's signing of Senate Bill 828 (SB 828) into law.
SB 828 was authored by Senators Ted Lieu (D-28) and Joel Anderson (D-36), and will prohibit state agencies from providing assistance to federal agencies or employees in collecting electronically stored data or metadata. This past April, nearly 200 Muslims from across California advocated for the passage of the bill at the third annual Muslim Day at the Capitol.
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"The federal government's dragnet collection of millions of phone records and metadata is very troubling," said CAIR-Sacramento Valley Executive Director Basim Elkarra."We are happy to see California leading the way in pushing back against the unconstitutional data collection by the NSA and ensuring the observance of the Fourth Amendment, as a basic principle of this nation's founding and democratic values."