On July 20, 2004, leaders from the South Sacramento Muslim
community met with Sacramento County official Bobbe Dworkis, Project Lead
of the South Sacramento Community Initiative (SSCI), to identify issues
that are important to the community. The meeting was part of a process to
develop a community vision and strategic plan for South Sacramento.
The goal of the SSCI is to empower the South Sacramento community to
improve their quality of life. An important focus will be to identify
assets in the community and to engage residents in addressing issues that
impact their lives.
The meeting, facilitated by the Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV), addressed a wide range of issues,
including education, neighborhoods, safety, economic development and
The Council on American-Islamic Relations
(CAIR) today offered congratulations to Cynthia McKinney for her win in
Georgia's 4th Congressional District primary on Tuesday.
McKinney beat five other Democrats with enough votes to avoid a runoff. She
is favored to win election to Congress in her heavily Democratic district
The Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group said in a
"We congratulate Cynthia McKinney on her strong showing in Tuesday's
primary. Throughout her political career, she has been a consistent friend
of the American Muslim community and a strong advocate for issues of
concern to Muslims, particularly the promotion of social justice and the
defense of civil liberties.
"Ms. McKinney's integrity has long been reflected in her commitment to the
concerns of ordinary Americans and her promotion of balanced and
forward-looking foreign policies."