Asian-American Community of Naperville hosted "Representative" Stephanie Kifowit, "Representative" & House Deputy Majority Leader, 'Lou' Lang, Elected officials and Candidates
Oct 25, 2016 9:27 AM -
Naperville, IL, October 24, 2016: Moin Haque, a well-known businessman from Naperville, and his better half, Saima Haque, organized dinner at their residence in White Eagle on October 21, 2016 with the objective of bringing a large group of Asian-American community leaders and Illinois State Representatives and other elected officials as well as candidates running for local office under one roof. The purpose of this "Dialogue for Democracy" was to understand each other's perspectives and also to find ways and means to ensure that democratic institutions in the US are led by the silent majority. Moin in his opening statement emphasized that the Changes could only take place through education, diplomacy and legislation and organizing political events which have a lasting impact and can persuade and influence the policy maker to change and implement the laws in the best interest of common people. Representative 'Lou' Lang, who has been representing the 16th District of Illinois since 1987 and currently serves as House Deputy Majority Leader, said that "we have the best elected officials and candidates representing in the state and Stephanie Kifowit is one of the outstanding persons who works with me in the house and for the community". We are working on civil rights, hate crime legislation, better education, and keeping our community safe. He emphasized that this was an important election for all of us and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Presidential candidate is on the same page in terms of addressing the needs of the people. We should have candidates who can make us proud and someone who cares about the issues that face our community, whether it is Black, White, Muslim, Hindu, Asian, Jews, Rome, Arab, etc. While he is concerned about the broader welfare of people, irrespective of their religion, race, color or social background, he is keenly interested in knowing the unique aspirations of each and every community, including those of the Asian-Americans.