Tagged ‘Senate’

CAIR-Chicago applauds Senate for passing immigration reform

The Council on American Islamic Relations would like to applaud the Senate for passing the immigration reform bill and looks forward to its pass in the House.

Packed room at public viewing of Senate hate crimes hearing

CAIR-Chicago hosted a public viewing today of a Senate hearing entitled “Hate Crimes and the Threat of Domestic Extremism”, which was chaired by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin.

PRESS RELEASE: CAIR-Chicago hosts public viewing of Senate hate crimes hearing

CAIR-Chicago is hosting a public viewing of a Senate hate crimes hearing chaired by Senator Dick Durbin on Wednesday, September 19th at 1pm at the CAIR-Chicago offices.

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.

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!

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