Muslim Students Hold Mock Senate Session at State Capitol
by Stephanie Martin
Dozens of Muslim high school students from around California are gathered in Sacramento this weekend for a series of workshops on leadership and political activism.
The Muslim Youth Leadership Program is sponsored by the the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a nonprofit civil liberties and advocacy organization.
Sacramento Valley Chapter Coordinator Mohammed Ali says the highlight of the conference is a mock legislative session, where students draft and debate bills on the floor of the state Senate.
“In fact,” Ali said, “from the beginning of the program to the end of the program all the students are to be called ‘senators’.”
The students are also meeting with actual members of the Senate and Assembly and learning how to get involved in political campaigns.
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