Over 600 California Muslims Lobby State Lawmakers at 5th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol

Anaheim, CA: This past Monday, April 25, over 600 Muslims of all ages from across California held over 90 advocacy meetings with elected officials and their staff in Sacramento as part of the Fifth Annual
Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) organized by the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA). Among the attendees were over 180 delegates from the Bay Area.
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The participants sought the support of their legislators on four issues in efforts to promote just, equitable and progressive policies within the State. These included protections for immigrants, measures to prevent school bullying, the right to engage in boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS), and police accountability.
MDAC participants heard from a variety of speakers including Jewish Voice for Peace-Sacramento's David Mandel, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones, Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon (CA-63), and Muslim Student Association West Vice President Khwaja Ahmed.
The Muslim community's size, diversity, and civic engagement was the highlight of the day.
" Muslim Day at the Capitol is a chance for our community to communicate with government representatives and express our concerns directly," said CAIR-SFBA Executive Director Zahra Billoo. "The 600 people present today are advocating for civil and human rights for all Californians."


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