Lofgren announces State of the Union guest

January 12, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.Today, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) announced that Sameena Usman, of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) San Francisco Bay Area Office, will attend the President Obama's final State of the Union Address as her invited guest.

"I was delighted that Sameena Usman accepted my invitation," said Lofgren. "Recently, I have heard far too much ugly and un-American rhetoric directed towards Muslim-Americans. I felt this was an important opportunity to highlight an extraordinary individual who my staff and I work with often, and who advocates tirelessly for civil rights and equal treatment under the law – not just for Muslim-Americans, but for all Americans."

Ms. Usman is the Government Relations Coordinator for Council on American-Islamic Relations San Francisco Bay Area Office. Lofgren joins roughly a dozen House Democrats by inviting a Muslim-American as a guest to the State of the Union address.

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