The critical issues impacting all Americans today are stemmed in religious freedom and xenophobia. The most evident issues are manifested in Islamophobia and its underlying forces. In order to preserve constitutional freedoms and encourage civic participation and outreach, ACO will focus on issues and policies that promote:
- Inclusiveness for all faiths and ethnicities
- Civic engagement
- Open and accessible government
- Preservation of civil liberties
- Economic development
These issues are most evident in federal, state and local policies in the following categories:
By encouraging outreach, dialogue, civic participation, and working across faith, ethnic, cultural, and economic boundaries, ACO aspires to build bridges and remove the fear and division that has spread across our state towards the Islamic faith and the Muslim community.