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Promoting the social welfare, participating in the electoral process, and advocating and lobbying for legislation, policies, and regulations that benefit the people of Greater Chicago.
Equal rights, representation, and opportunities for all.
Guided by the American and Islamic Values of Peace, Justice, Liberty, Equality, and Diversity
The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago Action Network was established in 2022 as a 501(c)4 entity.
Our mission is to promote social welfare by advocating for justice and the common good in
society, advancing equality and diverse community participation in civic and political affairs
and participating in the electoral process by promoting policies that benefit the people of
President: Syed Shahnawaz Khan
Vice President: Samreen Khan
Treasurer: Ans Ahmed
Secretary: Dr. Khalid Husain
Rezwan ul Haq
Shafeek Abu Bakr
Dr. Zaher Sahloul
Dr. Amin Nadim
The CIOGC Action Network has been charged with ensuring social welfare in Illinois. We are working closely with CIOGC C3, Islamic Relief, and IMAN to understand community needs and disconnects at all levels from social, economic, political and more.
We hope to raise awareness on social issues, foster community engagement, and make our institutions more aligned.
CIOGC Action Network takes the candidate endorsement process very seriously because we want to ensure that we select only the best candidates for the Chicago Muslim community. We use a selection and vetting process to carefully evaluate candidates on the basis of multiple criteria. This process includes having candidates fill out a comprehensive questionnaire in order for the Endorsement Committee to gain valuable insight into each candidate’s professional and political background, values and beliefs, and policy platforms.
CIOGC Action Network is fully committed to transparency; the criteria we use and the endorsed candidates’ questionnaire answers will be available to the public on our website. Should any candidate act or speak out against the Muslim community’s best interests, CIOGC Action Network holds the right to rescind its endorsement as determined by the Endorsement Committee.
We hope that through this effort, the Chicago Muslim community’s voice will be amplified.
C4 Guidelines for Candidate Selection*
*Candidate is not required to meet all five criteria
C4 Guidelines for Candidate Vetting
* Candidate should have a support platform for at least 1 issue under each policy area