Congressmen Pledge to Work With CAIR-Chicago

CAIR-Chicago met with representatives from the U.S. Congress to advocate for legislation. This Tuesday August 25, Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson and CAIR-Chicago’s Government Affairs interns met with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky as well as staffers from Congressman Mike Quigley’s district team. Among the issues discussed, they urged the representatives to call on the U.S. Department of Justice to amend its racial profiling guidance for federal law enforcement, advocated for federal legislation that addresses the problems our nation is facing with youth violence by strengthening after-school programs, and stressed the importance of voting rights and the need to amend the Voting Rights Act. Both offices pledged to work with CAIR-Chicago to advance these issues and we would like to thank them for showing their support for the local Muslim community.