CAIR-Chicago Governmental Relations Coordinator Sadiya Ahmed participated in a follow-up strategy planning meeting with ICIRR on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at St. Francis of Assisi. The coalition voted on issues to pursue during the spring session of the Illinois General Assembly and U.S. Congress. Among federal priorities is immigration reform, while state priorities include legislation on new immigrant initiatives, outreach, and Muslim social services.
Additional planned events include an early voting campaign, candidates’ forums for the primary elections, and lobby days in Springfield. Others present at the meeting were members from ICIRR, CIOGC, Arab American Family Services, immigration issue based organizations, and many others.
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