Illinois Muslim community leaders plan to meet with Governor Pat Quinn and state legislators in Springfield. The annual day of advocacy and civic engagement is organized by the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago. The group represents more than 60 Islamic groups and 400,000 Muslims across the state. The community leaders have breakfast at the governor's mansion where they'll meet with dozens of state lawmakers. Quinn plans to address the attendees at the breakfast. The Muslim leaders plan to hold private meetings during the day with state legislators to present their legislative agenda. They support an increase in the minimum wage among other legislative measures. Nearly a dozen Muslim youth are set to serve as Senate pages to gain firsthand experience of the legislative process.
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