Days Until Muslim Day at the Capitol 2016








Muslim Day at the Capitol

As one of the nation’s most educated and civically engaged faith communities, American Muslims play a critical role in shaping our society’s social and political fabric.

Recognizing the major influence that Muslims have in the political sphere, CAIR-CA will host its 6th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol on April 10, 2017.

2017 Legislative Agenda

This year, MDAC attendees will be advocating for a breadth of civil rights issues including protections for immigrants, measures to prevent school bullying, the right to engage in boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS), and police accountability.


Celebrate Our Achievements

As one of the nation's most integrated and educated faith communities, American Muslims have an important role to play in our society's social and political fabric.

MDAC 2016

AB 2845 – Safe Place to Learn Act (Asm. Williams)
*CAIR Sponsored*
Status: Signed by Governor Brown on 9/25/16
The act aims to mandate that school districts provide school site and community resources for students who are subject to discrimination and bullying based on actual or perceived religious affiliation. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction of California would be required to publish and make available to students and their families, anti-bullying resources on its website for those who are subject to discrimination and bullying based on actual or perceived religious affiliation, nationality, race, or ethnicity.

AB 2792 TRUTH Act (Asm. Bonta)
Status: Signed by Governor Brown on 9/28/16
In an effort to rectify an absence of transparency and accountability within the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program, the Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds (TRUTH) Act was created to allow public oversight through community forums and access to ICE records through California’s Public Records Act (CPRA) requests. Local law enforcement assisting ICE would be required to provide a written consent form to detained individuals explaining their rights during the ICE interview process. They would also be required to notify the detained individual’s attorney of the individual’s anticipated release date.

AB 2844 – Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (Asm. Bloom)
Status: AB 2844- Signed by Governor Brown on 9/24/16
California’s Unruh Civil Rights Act and Fair Employment and Housing Act prohibit discrimination of an individual in public places and in the course of his/her employment. AB 2844 requires any person who submits a bid or proposal to the state, or proposes to enter into or renew a contract worth more than $100,000 with the state, to comply with California’s anti-discrimination laws. To be in compliance, the person must attest that they have not adopted any policies against any sovereign nation or peoples as recognized by the United States government, specifically the state or people of Israel. Before submitting a bid or proposing a contract with the state, the person must certify, under penalty of perjury, that no such boycott policies are in place.

SB 1286 Police Investigation Transparency and Accountability (Sen. Leno)
Status: Died in the Senate Appropriations Committee
SB 1286 will (1) allow public access to investigations, findings, and disciplinary information on serious uses of force by police, (2) allow public access to information on police misconduct, (3) affirm an individual’s right to be able to track his/her misconduct complaints and monitor what the police department is doing about it, (4) allow local governments that choose to establish civilian review boards or appeal boards for officer disciplinary proceedings to have those boards hold open public hearings, and (5) give power back to civilian oversight bodies to effectively monitor police.(2)

MDAC 2015
SB 178 (CalECPA): Passed
This bill would prohibit a government entity from compelling the production of or access to electronic communication information or electronic device information, as defined, without a search warrant, wiretap order, order for electronic reader records, or subpoena issued pursuant under specified conditions, except for emergency situations, as defined. The bill would also specify the conditions under which a government entity may access electronic device information by means of physical interaction or electronic communication with the device, such as pursuant to a search warrant, wiretap order, or consent of the owner of the device.

AB 953 (Racial Profiling): Passed
This bill would enact the Racial and Identity Profiling Act of 2015, which would, among other changes, revise the definition of racial profiling to instead refer to racial or identity profiling, and make a conforming change to the prohibition against peace officers engaging in that practice.


MDAC 2014
SB 828 (Anti-NSA Bill): Passed
Prohibits the state or a state actor from materially supporting or assisting any federal agency in collecting data of any person not based on a warrant that particularly describes the person, place, and thing to be searched or seized. Makes evidence collected from warrant less data collection inadmissible in local or state courts.

MDAC 2013
AB-4 (TRUST Act): Passed
Limits California’s compliance with the controversial Secure Communities program, which has resulted in thousands of unjust costly detentions and deportations of undocumented immigrants.

AB 241: Passed
Strengthens labor protections for domestic workers in California.

MDAC 2012
AB 1964: Passed
Ensures religious freedoms of CA’s minority employees.

AB 1081: Advocated
Keeps immigration enforcement at the federal level and strengthens trust between local police and immigrant communities.