CAIR-Chicago is dedicated to facilitating change around us and empowering the community to be agents of change across the country. We work with local and national leaders to ensure protection of rights for all Muslim Americans.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

“Chicago’s vibrant and historic Muslim American community has long played an integral role in our city’s standing as a cultural hub. I commend the Council on American-Islamic Relations – Chicago for its commitment to the Muslim American community, and to impacting community, culture, and change every day.”

US Senator Dick Durbin

"You defend the civil rights of your constituents, encourage their political empowerment, and make strides to foster dialogue about cultural awareness and understanding. I applaud your commitment to promoting tolerance and understanding."

US Congressman Andre Carson

"Each of us plays an important role in promoting mutual understanding and equal justice, but, to be effective, our community must demonstrate consistent, strategic and unified engagement on the local and national level."

US Senator Tammy Duckworth

“CAIR-Chicago has been a constant leader in continuously fighting against injustice and discrimination to protect the civil rights and dignity of all Americans.”

US Congressman Keith Ellison

“Your social advocacy and media monitoring are crucial not only for the safety of Muslims all over the country, but for the quality of journalism. I personally thank you for holding our media institutions accountable, and making the world a better place for all.”