Los Angeles, CA – The Council on American-Islamic Relations California (CAIR) PAC endorsed Loretta Sanchez for United States Senate in a dual endorsement.
“For 20-years I have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the Muslim American community and I am truly humbled and honored to have their support for United States Senate,” said Rep. Loretta Sanchez.
“I believe a strong partnership with Muslim Americans promotes American democratic values and national security. I have never stopped fighting and advocating to protect the religious liberties and civil rights of the Muslim American community and all communities.
“Last month, I signed a letter addressed to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to ensure that all individuals seeking redress review on the No Fly List are not deprived of due process protections. I also joined the 4th Amendment Caucus in order to protect our constitutional rights of privacy and security of Americans in the digital age.
“I co-sponsored the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act of 2016 in order to halt the wholesale slaughter of the Syrian people, encourage a negotiated political settlement, and hold Syrian human rights abusers accountable for their crimes.
“I am proud to represent one of the most vibrant Muslim American communities in the United States, and as Senator, I will continue to fight for America’s constitutional rights and human rights for all.”
Here is a link to the CAIR-CA PAC Voter Guide that lists their endorsements:
According to the CAIR-CA PAC website:
“CAIR-CA PAC is the largest political action committee representing the interests of American Muslims. We are an independent, non-partisan group concerned with domestic issues that affect the American Muslim community. Our mission is to find a way to help candidates who support the American Muslim community secure political positions and challenge candidates whose interests are averse to American Muslim interests. Our areas of chief concern are civil rights, civil liberties, education, the economy, the environment, immigration reform, and healthcare reform.
“Our endorsements of and donations to candidates are based primarily on these issues. The primary factor we consider is a candidate’s history of positive and consistent interactions with the American Muslim community and support for American Muslim issues, which include civil rights and social justice issues that concern all American citizens.”