Monday April 24 was Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day and in Los Angeles thousands marched in the street outside the Turkish consulate. Up in Sacramento, ruling Democrats ignored the Armenians and instead held "Muslim Day at the Capitol," hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
"Trump reignites 'spirit of justice' for Muslim Day at Capitol," headlined the news article in the Sacramento Bee, whose April 24 edition included not a word about the Armenians' day. As CAIR's Yannina Casillas explained, "The election of Trump and the campaign in general kind of reignited a spirit of justice within the community that was very much dormant. A lot of people are really interested in getting more involved."
CAIR supports several bills now pending in the state legislature, including Senate Bill 54, which bars state or local law enforcement from using their resources to help federal immigration enforcement. The measure would "prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies, including school police and security departments, from using resources to investigate, interrogate, detain, detect, or arrest persons for immigration enforcement purposes." The bill also requires public schools, libraries, health facilities and courthouses to adopt similar policies.