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Masih Ali Fouladi

Executive Director, CAIR-WA
Seattle, WA

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Masih Fouladi works to combat hate crimes and national security issues impacting American Muslims.


Masih Fouladi is the Executive Director of Washington state chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA). Prior to that, Fouladi served as Advocacy Manager at the Greater Los Angeles Office of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA). He managed CAIR-LA’s Advocacy Team which includes the civil rights, policy, community organizing, leadership, and outreach departments. His work focuses on combating Islamophobia, hate crimes, school bullying and national security issues that impact Muslim Americans; he also co-authored CAIR-LA's school bullying report.

CAIR-LA has also served as a regional anchor on the issues for the national campaign against the Muslim Ban, and as an Iranian Muslim-American, Masih is an impacted individual. He has been heavily involved in efforts to combat the Muslim Ban and counter its enforcement. 

Masih utilizes grassroots efforts to empower the Muslim American community by frequently facilitating trainings at mosques and universities, as well as building bridges with allies and elected officials on civil rights issues. He regularly meets with elected officials to advocate for positive legislation and to highlight issues within the Muslim community, particularly complaints of civil rights violations reported to CAIR-LA. Masih has been interviewed by the Intercept, BBC International, CNN International, National Public Radio (NPR), Huffington Post, The Young Turks, Los Angeles Times, and other local news outlets.

He received a Bachelor of Arts in both Economic and Cognitive Psychology from University of California, Irvine and a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of California, Davis.


  • National Security/Law
  • Immigration
  • Hate Crimes and Violence

Issue Areas

Discrimination and Bigotry, National Security, Civil Liberties, Immigration, Muslim Ban, Bullying

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