Tagged ‘House of Representatives’

ACTION ALERT: Tell your Senators to oppose the legalization of propaganda!

The “Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2013″ bill passed in the House on May 18th, and is now going to the Senate for a vote. Contact your Senators and stop this bill!

ACTION ALERT: Support SB 1064 – keep private prisons out of Illinois!

The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) is proposing the construction of a detention center in Crete, IL to house federal immigration detainees. CAIR-Chicago is asking you to contact your representatives to let them know you support the ban on private prisons!

ACTION ALERT: Tell your Senators to oppose CISPA!

On Thursday April 26th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA (HR 3523) by a vote of 248 to 168. The bill will now move to the Senate for a vote, and we are urging you to contact your Senate representatives to help stop the bill!

ACTION ALERT: Support the ‘End Racial Profiling’ Act

Racial profiling in the U.S. has led to thousands of people being stopped, interrogated, and discriminated against simply based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, and religion. Today we’re asking you to take a moment to help end racial profiling by law enforcement agencies in America.

New Anti-Trespassing Law Could be Dangerous for Activists

Reflecting on a tumultuous year of Occupy movements and the Arab Spring, the U.S. government has passed not one, but two new anti-protesting laws. With the exclusion of single word – from “willingly and knowingly” to simply “knowingly” – the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act is further restricting Americans first amendment rights.

Thank Illinois Congressman Peter Roskam for His Remarks About Ramadan

CAIR-Chicago is urging the Illinois American Muslim community to thank Congressman Peter Roskam (R-6) for his recent efforts to publicly recognize the holy month of Ramadan in the House of Representatives.

Encourage Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the Senate

Last year, the United States House of Representatives passed enforcement heavy immigration reform legislation, HR 4437, which seeks to:

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