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ACTION ALERT: Express your opposition to the President’s signing of NDAA

On December 31st, 2011, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law – allowing the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens around the world.

ACTION ALERT: Demand that President Obama Veto the NDAA – NOW!

Yesterday, the National Defense Authorization Act was received by the White House for President Obama’s official signing. Call the White House today and demand a veto!

ACTION ALERT: Ask President Obama to Veto Indefinite Detention of U.S. Citizens

CAIR-Chicago is urging American Muslims and other people of conscience to contact President Obama and urge him to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R.1540), which authorizes the military to arrest and indefinitely detain American citizens suspected of terrorism without charge or trial.

ACTION ALERT: Attend Bill of Rights Day Rally at Federal Plaza, Oppose Indefinite Detention – TOMORROW

Come and join other Americans of conscience in opposing the provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 which will allow indefinite detentions without a trial. Call on President Obama to veto NDAA 2012 if it contains these unconstitutional provisions.

ACTION ALERT: Contact Senators, President Obama and Demand They Reject Detaining U.S. Citizens Without Charge or Trial

Contact your Senators and demand the removal of provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act which will allow the indefinite detainment of American citizens without charging them for any crime or giving them a fair trial.

ACTION ALERT: Thank IL. Rep. Schakowsky for Challenging Anti-Muslim FBI Training

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky defended the Muslim community yesterday during the questioning of FBI Director Robert Mueller by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In her questioning, Rep. Schakowsky focused on allegations that some FBI agents have been trained to view mainstream American Muslims with suspicion and to view the faith of Islam itself as [...]

ACTION ALERT: Attend bill signing for Cook County Ordinance and forum to get the facts about immigration

Action requested: Attend the bill signing of the Cook County ICE Detainer Ordinance AND a community forum to get the facts about deportations, the President’s announcement, Secure Communities, and the Cook County ICE Ordinance. Join 130+ religious institutions, service agencies, community organizations, unions, and chambers of commerce that believe that we are One Nation, One Dream…

ACTION ALERT: Thank Congressman Quigley for Condemning Islamophobia

Please take a moment to thank Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL, 5th)for standing up against Islamophobia. His bold voice calling a spade a spade is welcome given that there are some in this country who are attempting to bury their heads in the sand and pretend that Islamophobia does not exist

ACTION ALERT: Attend Public Hearing by I.C.E., Take a Stand Against Cruel Deportations

On Wednesday, August 17th, ICE is coming to Chicago to have a public hearing on Secure Communities, the broken deportation program that is catching non-criminals, separating families, and draining law enforcement resources.

ACTION ALERT: Call Illinois State Senator Syverson Over Anti-Islamic Joke

Contact Dave Syverson’s office and tell him that as a public servant what he posted was unacceptable and he cannot defend racist sentiments – even jokes. Request that he make an immediate apology to anyone that he offended.

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