Thursday, June 15, 2006

National Day of Citizenship: "We Are America" Democracy Summer Kickoff

As the national immigration debate intensifies, millions of people are calling for comprehensive immigration reform. However, in order to necessitate meaningful change members of the immigrant community must mobilize and form a true constituency. On July 1st, CAIR-Chicago in partnership with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), will kick off its "We Are America Immigrant Democracy Summer" campaign to help mobilize eligible individuals to become citizens and voters between now and Election Day 2006. The "We Are America Immigrant Democracy Summer" kick-off event will be held at Little Village High School at 9:00 AM on Saturday, July 1st. As a celebration of citizenship and civic duties, it will include a naturalization workshop and voter registration.

In order to put pressure on policy makers to enact comphrehensive immigration reform and hold lawmakers more accountable, the Muslim community must be an informed and united presence at the ballot box. This event will serve as an opportunity for the Muslim community to unite in civic engagement and make real steps towards positive change. For more information on the "We Are America Immigrant Democracy Summer," please contact us at


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