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  1. National Hand Washing Awareness Week: Read more about the importance about keeping your hands clean and resources offered from our Covid-19 joint task force.
  2. Passage of H.R 5665: Combatting Islamophobia is a big win for the Muslim community. Read more details about the bill.
  3. Save The Date!: Join us for a virtual Congressional Townhall series with Congressman Sean Casten- January 25, 2022. 
  4. Sign up for YOUR Marketplace Health Care Plan : Sign up today and don't miss the deadline to get coverage!
  5. Interfaith Immigration Activist Training: We are seeking young Muslims to participate and potentially lead the Interfaith Immigration sessions.
  6. Give the Gift of Warmth: Donate & help us in our mission to provide coats to local families in need!
     

                    National Handwashing Awareness Week
                                 A Do It Yourself Vaccine

National hand-washing week is held every year in the month of December, especially when the cold and flu seasons are in full swing. Established by Dr. Will Sawyer, a specialist in infection prevention, the National Hand Wash Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of the role our hands play in the epidemic of various diseases such as influenza, colds, pneumonia, and streptococcus. Since then, hand washing has been an important aspect of preventing the spread of bacteria. This is the most effective means of combating the spread of viruses and bacteria.

When the pandemic first hit, masjids and Muslim institutions desperately needed clear guidance on how to protect their communities. With efforts from Dr. Eldeirawi, Epidemiologist and board member of CIOGC we were able to prepare a plan to combat this virus. His efforts helped create a joint COVID-19 Task Force with volunteers and organizations. This is one of the first coordinated and comprehensive responses to COVID-19 in Chicago range.

The Task Force provides education and guidance to the Muslim community, facilitates access to health and dental care, connects individuals to food and financial assistance, brings resources to community organizations, and is highly needed in the community. The virus has taken many lives to date, to help fight this battle against Covid-19 we must follow all guidelines and precautions highlighted by our medical professionals.

Hand washing is easy and is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of bacteria. Clean hands can prevent bacteria from spreading from person to person and throughout the community-from home or work to daycare or hospitals. If you would like to learn more on proper hand washing and sanitization guide, please follow the link below-


https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/hand/handwashing.html

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Passage of H.R 5665-Combatting Islamophobia
Passage of H.R 5665- Combatting Islamophobia is a big win for the Muslim community!

This bill establishes within the Department of State the Office to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia and addresses related issues. The office shall monitor and combat acts of Islamophobia and Islamophobic incitement in foreign countries. The bill establishes the position of Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Islamophobia, who shall head the office.

We would like to thank the co-sponsors from Illinois who introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs-

  • Danny K. Davis
  • Janice D. Schakowsky
  • Bradley Scott Schneider
  • Bobby L. Rush
  • Mike Quigley
  • Marie Newman
  • Ms. Jayapal
Save The Date- 2022 Congressional Townhall
Sign up for Your Marketplace Health Care Plan!
The deadline to sign up for a marketplace health care plan through the Affordable Care Act is quickly approaching! As we continue to battle this pandemic, it's more important than ever that every American has access to high-quality, affordable health care. You don’t want to miss out on affordable coverage that meets your needs and budget.
 
To be covered starting on January 1st, you must select a plan by December 15th.
 
To be covered starting on February 1st, you must select a plan by January 15th.
Interfaith Immigration Activist Training
Lets get our YOUTH involved! Participate in the Shoulder to Shoulder Interfaith Immigration Activist Training and get certified. We are looking for young Muslims to participate and potentially lead these sessions.
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