Wednesday the Illinois General Assembly’s House Executive Committee approved Senate Bill 1761, the anti-First Amendment “State-Prohibited Transactions” bill and the full House may vote on the act today at 1:00 P.M. Without delay, please contact your local state representative and make your voice heard!
By 6 p.m. Tonight, Urge Congress to Pass Amendments Asking the President to Evacuate U.S. Citizens from Yemen, Close Prison at Guantanamo Bay
The time is now to act to stop this bill being pushed forward. This bill infringes on the First Amendment rights companies have to protest human rights and international law violations through Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions.
Why are Illinois politicians voting to support human rights abuses and penalize Americans that oppose them? Let them know you want them to oppose SB 1761!
Call your Illinois Representative and Senator NOW and urge them to oppose HB4011 and SB1761.
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (ALC) demand the United States Department of State and appropriate agencies initiate evacuation of U.S. citizens trapped in Yemen.
On March 12, 2015, Palestinian American community organizer and women’s leader Rasmea Odeh was sentenced to 18 months in prison after an unjust conviction last November, but she is challenging that conviction, and her many supporters have helped her remain free on bond, pending the outcome of her appeal. She is back home to her community in Chicago, and back to her work with the Arab Women’s Committee.
ELECTION DAY is Tomorrow, February 24! See CAIR-Chicago’s Mayoral Scorecard!
LAST DAY for Early Voting AND Grace Period Registration is Saturday, February 21
ELECTION DAY is February 24
After the murder of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, this Tuesday, and continued concern about threats and hate messages being sent in the Chicago area and on social media, CAIR-Chicago reiterates the necessity for local Muslims to be aware of and report any and all threats or hostile behavior.