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17 Illinois senators and representatives commend CAIR-Chicago!

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17 Illinois senators and representatives commend CAIR-Chicago!


“The mission of this organization, representing one of the largest and fastest-growing Muslim communities in the United States is to, ‘defend civil rights, fight bigotry and promote tolerance.’ Our city and state must continue working for each of these components. Civil rights protect our residents and fulfill the promise of equal treatment under law. The struggle against bigotry dispels the fear and mistrust that too often create divisions among people of different races, creeds and birthplaces. And tolerance allows us to work side-by-side, acknowledging diversity but seeking common ground.”

- Kwame Raoul
Illinois Senator


“This year’s theme, ‘#HateFree,’ is one that can reach all demographics and age groups. I commend CAIR for being an organization of understanding and knowledge that can teach our great nation to work towards a better future.”

- Bill Brady
Illinois Senator


“I want to extend congratulations as you celebrate another successful year as the nation’s fastest-growing chapter of an extraordinary Muslim civil rights organization.”

- Iris Y. Martinez
Illinois Senator


“Throughout the years, CAIR-Chicago has proved to be one of the largest advocates of promoting community understanding and opening lines of dialogue to the many civil rights obstacles that Muslims face. The work of CAIR-Chicago has truly made a positive impact on the lives of many Illinois residents, and I hope will continue promoting equality in years to come.”

- Michael Frerichs
Illinois Senator


“I applaud your commitment to appreciating everyone’s experiences, ideas and differences, which is what makes our country stand out in the world. We must continue to build on that commitment through understanding and the building of trust between communities as well as community leaders.”

- Linda Holmes
Illinois Senator


“Your commitment to serving the needs of the Chicago’s Muslim population is outstanding. CAIR-Chicago has fought and battled against intolerance to create a greater understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims.”

- Dan Kotowski
Illinois Senator


“I applaud your theme, ‘#HateFree,’ for the 9th Annual Banquet. I am in agreement that this theme speaks to a new era of guaranteeing equality and respect for all, while also finding creative ways to open dialogue and cooperation.”

- Michael Noland
Illinois Senator


“CAIR-Chicago’s work has fostered understanding and tolerance within our communities and I commend their innovative campaigns to promote peaceful and productive dialogues that serve as a model for others. CAIR-Chicago reminds us that society should never tolerate discrimination.”

- Heather A. Steans
Illinois Senator


“CAIR-Chicago in advocating for respect and equality, open dialogue and cooperation, understanding and trust among all people; and thus, peacefully in a #HateFree manner, striving to work in consort with one another for a better nation, is the role model we should all aspire to embody and support.”

- Mary E. Flowers
Illinois Representative


“I commend CAIR-Chicago on its ongoing efforts to ensure justice for the Muslim community and fostering understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims and wish the organization nothing but continued success.”

- John C. D’Amico
Illinois Representative


“The event themed #HateFree is aptly termed to bring about a new consciousness of unity throughout the community and with this sentiment expressed throughout the year, I am sure it will turn out to be very productive and effective.”

- Monique D. Davis
Illinois Representative


“Your commitment to the community is admirable and is evident by your 8 years of success. As we all strive for a ‘#HateFree’ State of Illinois and United States of America, I wish you all the best as you embark on your 9th year.”

- Jim Durkin
Illinois Representative


“Your tireless work on behalf of inclusion and civil rights are invaluable in a world with increasingly less barriers. As Americans, it is essential that we embrace our diversity as a strength that very few countries can match.”

- Louis I. Lang
Illinois Representative


“I commend CAIR for its commitment to serving the needs of Chicago’s Muslim population and working toward justice and civil rights for all communities. May your untiring dedication, perseverance, and immense service bring you continued success for many years to come.”

- Camille Y. Lilly
Illinois Representative


“This year’s theme #HateFree is further evidence of your commitment to educate the public and foster understanding of diversity within our communities. Your work in the Chicago Chapter has had a positive impact on the lives of many Illinois residents. I believe it could serve as a model for others looking to join the effort to promote equality for everyone.”

- Darlene Senger
Illinois Representative


“Your organization stands out as a beacon of leadership in helping bring communities together and building mutual trust among people from different walks of life.”

- Emmanuel “Chris” Welch
Illinois Representative


“Congratulations to CAIR-Chicago on another great year of pursuing justice and equality for the Muslim community of Chicago and for Muslims everywhere. I offer my support and thanks to those who continue to fight for the protection of rights for all members of our society.”

- Ann M. Williams
Illinois Representative








CAIR-Chicago cordially invites you to our 9th Annual Banquet! #HateFree

What: CAIR-Chicago’s 9th Annual Banquet #HateFree
When: Saturday, May 4th, 2013 at 6:00pm
Where: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
9301 Bryn Mawr Ave.
Rosemont, IL 60018
Tickets: Adults – $75 per RSVP, $100 at the door
Students – $45 (with student ID)

Free Parking. Babysitting available for $10 per child.

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