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CAIR-SFBA's 100 Day Plan
By:Zahra Billoo, Esq. CAIR
Date: Friday, 20 January 2017, 3:14 am

Support CAIR-SFBA's 100 Day Plan
With your support, we will be able to implement our goals for immediate action during the first 100 days of the Trump Presidency. Our next steps include:

Hiring our first-ever Immigrants' Rights Attorney
Developing a focused Legislative Agenda for 2017
Mobilizing hundreds of Muslims to engage their elected officials through Muslim Day at the Capitol
Hosting the third annual Muslim Gamechangers Network, a three-month intensive program to train Muslim youth on social justice issues
Presenting a series of urgent Know Your Rights workshops

Can you donate $100 today to support our 100-day plan?


Thank Members of Congress Who are Boycotting the Inauguration
The local members of Congress listed below have announced that they will be boycotting the upcoming inauguration in Washington, D.C. Please reach out to them to thank them for their actions and statements.

Representative Mark DeSaulnier - Email him or Tweet at him.

Representative Jared Huffman - Email him or Tweet at him.

Representative Jerry McNerney - Email him or Tweet at him.

Representative Barbara Lee - Email her or Tweet at her.

Representative Zoe Lofgren - Email her or Tweet at her.

*Note you can only email the members through the links above if you are a constituent. If you are not, you can call them and Tweet at them. Their office phone numbers are available on their websites.
Know Your Rights
There will be marches and protests happening across the Bay Area on Inauguration Day and over the coming weekend. While we encourage American Muslims to attend these events, and be part of efforts to ensure a strong message is sent to D.C., we understand that there are a number of civil rights concerns on people's minds. Before attending, we recommend that you review the following "know your rights" guides:

What To Do if Your Rights are Violated at a Demonstration or Protest (ACLU)

Demonstrations Know Your Rights Wallet Card (National Lawyers Guild - SF Bay Area Chapter)
Women's March on Washington and in Multiple Bay Area Cities
On Saturday, January 21, representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest American Muslim civil rights organization, will join tens of thousands of others for the Women's March on Washington, both in the nation's capital and at parallel events across the country.

CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area Director Zahra Billoo will be among the speakers at the rally in Washington. The complete lineup for the program at the nation's largest anticipated rally, was announced last night, and will feature fellow Bay Area activist Alia Sharrief, Linda Sarsour, Hina Naveed, Sister Iesha Prime, Ilyasah Shabazz, and Maryum Ali among others.

There are parallel events occurring all over the country, including several in the San Francisco Bay Area. CAIR is encouraging its supporters to attend these events.

Women's March in Oakland, featuring Moina Shaiq, of "Meet a Muslim"

Women's March in San Francisco, featuring Ameena Jandali, of Islamic Networks Group (ING)

Women's March in San Jose, featuring Maha Elgenaidi, of Islamic Networks Group (ING)

Women's March in Santa Cruz

Women's March in Walnut Creek

Additional Inauguration Related Events

Interfaith Muslim Solidarity Dinner in Oakland

Inauguration Day Protest in Palo Alto

Speaking for Ourselves: Post-Inauguration Muslim Neighbor Panel in Pleasanton

Inauguration Day Protest in San Francisco

Rise Up for Justice on Inauguration Day in San Jose, featuring CAIR-SFBA Government Relations Coordinator Sameena Usman

Inauguration Day Protest in San Leandro

Coming Together: An Inauguration Day Interfaith Gathering in San Rafael, featuring Khadija Hansia of the Mill Valley Islamic Center

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Executive Committee

Spojmie Nasiri, Esq.

Ihab Badr
Vice President

Patricio Pace

Rami Elkinawy

Abdelhamead Ibrahim

Adil Syed

Afshan Keval

Aliah Abdo

Musaab Attaras


Zahra Billoo, Esq.
Executive Director

Amina Abid
Operations Manager

Brittney Rezaei, Esq.
Civil Rights Attorney

Saba Maher
Civil Rights Coordinator

Sameena Usman
Government Relations Coordinator