Maaria Mozaffar

CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY. AUTHOR. POLICY DRAFTER at Maaria Mozaffar
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As a civil rights attorney, Maaria spearheads projects and crafts legislation to improve lives and ignite community engagement. A few notable projects and legislation Maaria advanced include: the Illinois Civil Liberties Coalition, a 22-member partnership to safeguard civil liberties; the Smart Act to provide the option of drug schools in lieu of incarceration for young people; the Healthcare in Prisons Resolution, which called upon the Illinois Department of Correction to report medical failures; and the Illinois Women and Girls Council Act. Maaria also drove efforts to pass the Food Deserts resolution and create the Fresh Food Fund with Senator Jackie Collins. ABC selected Maaria for its 4 Star Chicagoan series and Crain’s Chicago Business has featured her legal achievements.

Growing up in Kuwait as a Pakistani-American, Maaria has spent most of her life building cohesive and equitable communities. She served as Student Body President three times, in high school, where she was awarded the Hugh Scott Democracy Award, as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she received the Ron Brown Memorial Award and at the Illinois College of Law, where Maaria was President of the Student Bar Association and received the Outstanding Student Body President Award.

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  • "Think about all the students that have gone through bullying and how it scarred them because they did not know how to address it," Mozaffar said. "This legislation gives those students a chance to deal with their problems."

    8 September 2021
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