CAIR-Chicago’s recent event on FBI repression featured Michael Deutsch – litigator at the People’s Law Office, Hatem Abudayyeh – Executive Director of Arab American Action Network and leading Palestinian rights activist, and Kevin Vodak CAIR-Chicago’s head litigator.
For our Civil Rights Vlog this week, Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham discusses the significance of the newly extended PATRIOT Act.
Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham speaks on the There Is No Spoon podcast as a panel member discussing the PATRIOT Act.
Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham gave a lecture on the Patriot Act and other national security policies to students at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Abraham discussed how these laws have affected Muslims in America particularly regarding immigration, travel, and relations with law enforcement.
CAIR-Chicago’s Civil Rights Coordinator Christina Abraham will be a panelist at a town hall forum on the PATRIOT Act sponsored by the Chicagoland Coalition for Civil Liberties and Rights and the Tenth Dems.
Sixteen provisions of the PATRIOT Act were set to expire on December 31, 2005. After a very heated debate, Congress extended the expiring provisions until February 3, 2006. Congress is now getting ready to vote on renewing the Act.
The Chicago chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago), joins The Civil Liberties Coalition of Illinois (CLCI) in inviting Congresswoman Melissa Bean of the 8th district in educating her constituents about the US Patriot Act.
It is interesting that the editorial board chose to describe the failure of Congress to reauthorize the USA Patriot Act a “regrettable effect” of the disclosure that President Bush authorized many times spying on American citizens (“Missteps in the war on terror,” Dec. 19).
The House and Senate have resolved to finish all business on legislation by the end of this year and several critical issues of civil liberties and immigration are scheduled for review in the NEXT FEW DAYS. CAIR-Chicago is urging all community members to voice their concerns on such legislation.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/29/05) – CAIR is urging American Muslims and other people of conscience to continue voicing opposition to the unsupervised domestic surveillance powers contained in the USA Patriot Act. A House-Senate compromise renewing the Patriot Act was derailed just before Thanksgiving. The renewal process will be concluded within the next few weeks. Sixteen provisions of the Patriot Act are due to expire at the end of December.
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