Last week, Steven and I visited with the Islamic community at the Islamic Center of Jonesboro. We learned a great deal about their faith and community and listened to their concerns. I was surprised to hear that few politicians have reached out to them before. I am committed to elevating their voice and pushing back against any discrimination they face.
The Masjid and the imam support students at A-State, help our unhoused neighbors and visitors, and have a free community dinner every Friday. The food is amazing!
Jonesboro and Bono are enriched by their perspective and presence. As a leader in District 20, I will stand up against the hate and vitriol spewed at the State Capitol and condemn any act of discrimination against Muslims and the First Amendment, or the freedom of religion. Religious freedom is one of the pillars of American society. We must respect every person’s right to practice their religion, any religion, or no religion.
If you would like for me to visit with your community, organization, church, or synagogue, please reach out to me. Contact me on my website at chenoa4ar.com. I would be happy to schedule a visit to hear your concerns. Everyone deserves to be heard by their state leadership.