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Help Stop the Separation of Families

To member organizations and Imams:
We urge that the message of this tragedy be the focus of Friday Khutbah.

To our individual members:
We are asking you to:

First, contact your congressional representatives (U.S.Senator and House Representative) by telephone, through email or in-person, urging each of them to demand that the Trump Administration stop separating children from their parents.

Click Here to find your US Senator. Click Here  to find  your US Representative.
Second, Although President Trump has signed an executive order rescinding the policy of separating children from their parents, this policy can be renewed with the stroke of his pen.  There are two legislative bills that seek to address the separation of children issue and limit the President from renewing any policy of separating children from their parents in the future.
1. Keep Families Together Act  (LINK)
2.  Humane Enforcement 4 and Legal Protections for Separated Children Act (LINK)
Inform your friends and relatives to urge their local U.S. Representative to support this legislation.

Third,  join the rally in support of children separated from their parents on June 30, 2018:       
Location:  Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602       
Date and Time:   June 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Click Here for the event’s Facebook page.

Go to Invisible Chicago to learn more about  ACTION YOU CAN TAKE TODAY.
Go to FamiliesBelongTogether.org for more information on local events across the country.


Promoting Civic Change through Educating, Engaging and Empowering…


  • Hosted FIRST EVER Muslim-sponsored Gubernational Forum.

  • Hosted forum for candidate for 6th Congressional district


  • Maintain ongoing relationship with Illinois representatives

  • Build coalitions to support Muslims in America

  • Advocate for Anti-Registry Act

  • Voice local Muslim concerns

  • Combat hate and Islamophobia


  • Illinois Muslim Action Day

  • Initiate Deputy Registrar program

  • Built Senate Page program


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The Council provides professional help, guidance, and resources to local Masjids (mosques) and Muslim community organizations so they can empower their leadership and communities. Our resources are available to those who are interested in enhancing their organizational capacity so that they can serve their members and communities most effectively.

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