CAIR-Chicago’s Governmental Relations Coordinator attended a press conference on Wednesday, December 21st, 2005 held by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.
The Chicago chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) joined the…
The Chicago chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) will join the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) in holding a downtown press conference tomorrow to discuss action against Congressman Mark Kirk’s recent nod to discrimination against Arabs.
About 3,000 activists at a Saturday rally called for a unified effort for immigrant rights, including expanded education and labor opportunities, that transcends their diverse nationalities and religions.
Dear Representative Kirk:
I am writing on behalf of the Illinois Muslim community, the Illinois Coalition on Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) – Chicago chapter.
(CHICAGO, 11/11/05) – The following is the latest update on the controversy generated by Congressman Mark Kirk’s recent public comments sanctioning discrimination against Young Arab males from “terrorist-producing countries.”
The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) announced today that a coalition of 25 diverse Chicagoland-based organizations have joined forces to issue a joint statement in response to recent controversial comments made by US Congressman Mark Kirk (R-IL,10th District) in which he said: “I’m OK with discrimination against young Arab males from terrorist-producing states.”
Yaser Tabbara participated in a briefing by the ICIRR on the status of their on-going projects and future strategic plan. A number of Muslim and immigrant leaders of ICIRR member organizations were present.
Fadi Farhan, Governmental Relations Director of CAIR-Chicago as well as a member of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), the Mosque Foundation of Bridgeview, the Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP), and the Muslim Civil Rights Center (MCRC), met with State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins of the 16th District to discuss the issue of Muslim charitable contributions in Illinois.
Yaser Tabbara and Fadi Farhan, Executive and Governmental Relations Directors, respectively, of CAIR-Chicago participated in Congressman Daniel Lipinski’s (IL – 3rd District) townhall meeting on Saturday, February 19, 2005, along with members of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), Instituto Del Progreso Latino, United Power for Action and Justice, and Mosque Foundation of Bridgeview.
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