We are thrilled to see that Roy Moore defeated in yesterday’s Alabama Senate race. This is a man who has exhibited extreme bigotry, poor character, and outrageous behavior throughout his career. In 2006 when Keith Ellison became the first Muslim US congressman, Moore wrote an op-ed titled “Muslim Ellison should not sit in Congress” Moore
Emgage Florida has organized meetings with numerous congressional offices throughout the sunshine state to discuss the ongoing ethnic cleansing that is taking place in Myanmar against the Rohingya. We are asking for help from our constituents; firstly, to attend these congressional meetings and share your perspective and secondly, continue engaging after the meeting by contacting Congress to voice your
For the month of December, I had the pleasure of interviewing State Representative Abdullah Hammoud (D-15). Representative Hammoud’s district comprises of Dearborn, the city he grew up in. I had a pleasant conversation with Representative Hammoud, and I learned about his passion for bringing change into his communities. Q: What led you to run for
The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration’s Travel Ban to take effect, which will prohibit or greatly restrict travel to the United States from six Muslim-majority countries including Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented, agreeing with lower court decisions to partially block the ban.
If you are interested in becoming more politically engaged, becoming a precinct chair is possibly the best step to take. Precinct chairs are the officials elected to oversee individual precincts – their responsibility is to engage directly with voters in a small, geographic area. Each party elects a precinct chair in their primary every two years.
On November 19th, 2017, Emgage Michigan participated in a podcast for Oakland University along side Gino Vicci of WXYZ Channel 7 News, and Wisam Naoum a leader of the Chaldean American community discussing the ICE raids that swept through the state. As recent local elections saw for the first time the unifying of communities that
On November 8th, 2017, as former Chief Strategist for President Trump Steve Bannon made his way to Michigan, Emgage lead an effort to organize an event in partnership with IONA, CAIR Michigan, ACLU Michigan, Women’s March Michigan, Michigan Muslim Community Council, Michigan United APIAVote Michigan, Take On Hate, and the Metro Detroit Political Action Network
Over the last 100 days, Emgage engaged in an unprecedented effort to organize and mobilize Virginia’s Muslim Americans. We organized dozens of volunteers who registered voters, knocked on 1,779 doors, distributed 10,000 voter guides and 5,000 more endorsement guides. We made 22,383 calls from across the country into Virginia and 10 precinct parties on the day
On October 24th, Emgage engaged with state legislators and appointed officials at the capitol building in Harrisburg. Several key pieces of legislation that would strengthen hate crime protections, reform parts of the criminal justice system, expand protections for religious spaces, and tackle the gerrymandering issues were discussed. These meetings are just one more step in building strong relationships