“In my district, we have an active, civically involved Islamic community, specifically in Aurora and Naperville. I do my best to listen to their concerns and experiences and represent them well in Springfield.
“To protect my friends and neighbors, I am a cosponsor of Sen. Collins’ measure to eliminate job discrimination for Muslims, Sikhs and other religions that involve specific garb and physical appearance. Senate Bill 1697 passed the Senate this week. It would make it illegal for an employer to force people to forgo a religious practice involving attire, clothing or facial hair as a condition for employment.”