Friday, September 01, 2017

Illinois Creates Muslim American Advisory Council

Last week, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the Illinois Muslim American Advisory Council Act (full text).  The law creates a 21-member Council whose purpose is to advise the Governor and state legislature
on policy issues impacting Muslim Americans and immigrants; to advance the role and civic participation of Muslim Americans in this State; to enhance trade and cooperation between Muslim-majority countries and this State; and to build relationships with and disseminate information to, in cooperation with State agencies, boards, and commissions, Muslim American and immigrant communities across this State.