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CAIR-CA: 800+ to Take Part in 7th Annual Muslim Day at the California Capitol

State lawmakers to take part in news conference kicking off civic participation event

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 4/16/18) -- On Monday, April 23, the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) will host its 7th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) in Sacramento, with more than 800 participants from across the state expected to attend. 

A news conference will be held at 11:30 a.m. on April 23 featuring Assemblymember David Chiu, CAIR-CA executive directors and community leaders.

WHAT: 7th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol 

WHEN: Monday, April 23rd, 11:30 a.m.

WHO: More than 800 Muslims from across California 

WHERE: News Conference – California State Capitol Building, West Side Lawn

CONTACT: CAIR Sacramento Valley Communications Fellow, Hammad Khan, 916.441.6269, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR California Legislative and Government Affairs Coordinator, Yannina Casillas, 951.259.5105, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

At MDAC, American Muslims from across California will have an opportunity to meet state legislators, discuss issues of concern, and help bring about positive social change. This year, MDAC attendees will be advocating for a breadth of civil rights issues, including protections for religious communities and immigrants, measures to prevent school bullying, and criminal justice reform.    

The event's legislative agenda focuses on three key bills: 

AB 931 (Weber & McCarty) Police Accountability & Community Protection Act

Authorizes police officers to use deadly force only when it is necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily injury or death – that is, if, given the totality of the circumstances, there was no reasonable alternative to using deadly force, including warnings, verbal persuasion, or other nonlethal methods of resolution or de-escalation. This bill also establishes that a homicide by a peace officer is not justified if the officer’s gross negligence contributed to making the force “necessary.”

AB 2184 (Chiu) Business Licenses

This bill would require cities and counties that license businesses within their respective jurisdictions to accept a California driver’s license or identification number, individual taxpayer identification number, or municipal identification number.

AB 2291 (Chiu) School safety: bullying. CAIR CA Co-sponsoring

This bill would require the Department of Education to make available online training modules developed by the department addressing bullying or bullying prevention and provide an annually updated list of other training modules related to bullying.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR Sacramento Valley Communications Fellow, Hammad Khan, 916.441.6269, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR California Legislative and Government Affairs Coordinator, Yannina Casillas, 951.259.5105, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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