CAIR-Chicago attended the Civil Liberties Coalition of Illinois meeting at the Downtown Islamic Center, on Tuesday, February 21, 2006. Member organizations were given the opportunity to provide feedback on the recent PATRIOT Act panel held at Masjid Al-Huda. The Coalition discussed possible steps to educate individuals on the USA PATRIOT Act in the near future. Also discussed was the SMART Act, which aims to reduce recidivism rates in Illinois by allowing treatment and education for low-level drug crime offenders. Possible changes in structure of the coalition with the option of adding more chairpersons were brought up as well.
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