Empowering Engaged Muslim Americans
We are Emgage. We focus on programs based on community organizing and building strong relationships in order to drive voter registration and participation for the Muslim community in the United States. We seek to educate, empower, and engage Muslim Americans through educational events, voter initiatives, and leadership development in order to create a community of equitable, knowledgeable, and motivated citizens.
What We Do
We educate and empower Muslim Americans through educational events, voter initiatives, and leadership development for the purpose of creating a community of knowledgeable, motivated, and impactful citizens. Our core programs focus on voter engagement, leadership development and data analysis. From registering voters to hosting town halls to educating voters on how to effectively engage elected officials on important policy issues, Emgage seeks to transform the Muslim American electorate into an active and impactful community.
Get Out the Vote (GOTV)
GOTV: The right to vote is at the core of American democracy. That is why Getting out the Vote is a key pillar for Emgage.
Voter Registration: Voting laws can be confusing and hard to navigate; that is why Emgage makes it a priority to help and register as many Muslim Americans as we can, and engage with them until election day. Each state chapter runs voter registration and absentee ballot drives to ensure that everyone has an accessible way to exercise their right to vote. Not sure if you’re registered to vote? You can find out here!
Phone banking and Canvassing: Person-to-person connection is still the single most effective tool of mobilization. We prioritize phone banking and door knocking as key components of our GOTV efforts. Our access to registered voter data allows us to micro-target specific localities where Muslim voters can have the most impact.Learn More
Voter Education: Emgage is leading the way when it comes to educating Muslim Americans on pivotal voting issues. We are the only organization that uses a data driven approach to develop strategies to target Muslim voters through town halls and candidate forums.. We want Muslim Americans to know who is running, where they stand on issues that impact our communities, and how these issues directly affect our daily lives.Learn More
Leadership Development: A core component of Emgage’s mission is to train, empower, and support the next generation of visionary leaders. Emgage provides the right tools and resources to these young leaders because we believe they will improve and strengthen the Muslim American role in the United States.
How do we do this?
1) Ambassador Program: The Emgage Foundation Civic Ambassador (ECA) program is designed for those who are passionate about community organizing. Our ambassadors develop the skills needed to become an effective and engaged leader within their communities in order to inspire and build up civic engagement.
2) Internships: Our interns learn about effective issue advocacy and community mobilization in addition to learning about the inner-workings of non-profit work. If you are interested, you can apply here!
3) Volunteer Opportunities: Looking to get involved but unable to commit to an internship? Consider volunteering for Emgage, as we register voters, create awareness campaigns, and build up a community of engaged and empowered leaders.Learn More
Give to Emgage
Emgage is educating, engaging and empowering the American Muslim community. As we move forward in this critical work we need your support. Please donate now to help us build a better tomorrow.Donate