2015 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 4th Annual Muslim Day at the Capitol on April 27, 2015.

 


At Muslim Day at the Capitol, community members from across California will have an opportunity to meet state legislators, discuss issues of concern and help bring about positive social change.

 

Deadline to Register - Saturday April 24, 2015 - 10:00pm

 

Never traveled to the Capitol? Never met our lawmakers? Is this the first time you are attending a lobbying day? Do not worry, in the weeks leading up to the event, CAIR-CA will be arranging trainings to make sure that your experience at Muslim Day at the Capitol is fruitful. Community members of all ages are welcome to attend. No prior legislative experience is required. Check back soon for information on a training near you.

 


Preliminary Agenda 2015




· 9:00 am – 10:30 am CAIR-CA Welcome
· 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Legislative Meetings
· 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Guest Speakers & CAIR-CA closing


MDAC Legislative Agenda 2015




PRIVACY RIGHTS MATTER
SB 178- Electronic Communication Privacy Act (CalECPA)

Senate Bill 178 will provide protection against warrant-less government access to electronic communication by placing measures that will require police to go to a judge and obtain a warrant before they can access sensitive digital information.



EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK
SB 358- California Fair Pay Act

In 2013, a woman in California working full-time, earned a median 84 cents to every dollar a man earned. Senate Bill 358 aims to place provisions to implement equal wages to employees in-discriminant of sex.



COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY
AB 42- Higher Education Tuition Freeze Bill

In 2012, California voters passed Proposition 30, the "Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012," with the promise that tax increases would be used for higher education. Assembly Bill 42 would require California Community Colleges and CSUs, and request the UCs, to freeze tuition and fees while Proposition 30 is in effect.



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