5/31/17 – Urge Governor Rauner to support the Trust Act!

CIOGC urges the Chicagoland Muslim community to contact Governor Bruce Rauner and request that he support the Illinois Trust Act (SB 31), which prevents Illinois from participating in any federal registry program based on national origin or religion, and protects immigrants in general. Below is a call script for contacting Governor Rauner to make sure [...]

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3/14/17 – CIOGC presents Illinois Muslim Action Day 2017 legislative agenda

Each year on Illinois Muslim Action Day (IMAD), CIOGC presents a legislative agenda to lawmakers in Springfield that is relevant to the Muslim community as well as many other faith-based communities. For IMAD 2017, CIOGC is bringing the following issues to the table: Combating Hate Crimes (HB3711) Defending Religious Freedom in the Workplace (SB1697)  Expanding [...]

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3/14/17 – CIOGC attends ICIRR Lobby Day in Springfield

CIOGC will be participating in the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) lobby day in Springfield on March 15 as part of a multiethnic, interfaith coalition of concerned individuals from many of Chicago’s communities to advocate for issues that protect the safety, livelihoods, and dignity of Illinois immigrants regardless of their document status. [...]

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1/10/17 – Join us for Illinois Muslim Action Day in April!

Each year since 2009, CIOGC has created an opportunity for the Muslim community to engage with Illinois Legislators in a meaningful way through the Illinois Muslim Action Day (IMAD). Last year, among other accomplishments, the Take-on-Hate Resolution was successfully passed by the State Senate, April 19th was proclaimed Illinois Muslim Action Day henceforth, and the [...]

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