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March 19, 2018

[PRESS RELEASE] Emgage Welcomes New Florida Chapter Executive Director

PRESS RELEASE

Washington, D.C.

19 March, 2018

Vetnah Monessar Hired as Emgage Florida’s new Executive Director

Emgage is pleased to announce Vetnah “Yemen” Monessar as the Executive Director of Emgage Florida, a civic engagement nonprofit that aims to educate, engage, and empower Muslim-Americans in the civic engagement process. Yemen was previously the Central Florida Regional Director at Emgage.

Monessar is a community organizer and political activist with over 13 years of experience in mobilizing and elevating the narrative of Muslim Americans. She received her degree in Islamic studies and religion from the Islamic University of Dr. Bilal Philips as well as a degree in paralegal studies with a focus on transactional and litigation law. Monessar has led legislative and electoral campaigns at all-levels of government advocating for equitable healthcare, education reform, fair-access economic development and human rights in addition to numerous other issue-based campaigns.

Emgage CEO Wa’el Alzayat said, “Yemen has been a community leader for years and we are excited to have her assume this new responsibility with Emgage”.

Monasser made history as the first hired woman State Director for a presidential campaign as the State Coalition Director for Hillary for America. She is Vice President of the Orlando American-Muslim Chamber of Commerce and is on the board of the Young Professionals of Harbor House and the Orlando Chapter 57 Citizen Review Board. She has received numerous community service and leadership awards for her championing politically underrepresented communities and empowering them to be more involved in the democratic process.

 

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For more information, contact Vetnah Monessar at vmonessar@emgageusa.org

You can also visit our website at emgageusa.org

Emgage Foundation is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization that seeks to educate, engage and empower Muslim American communities through educational events, voter initiatives, and leadership development for the purpose of creating a community of equitable, knowledgeable, and motivated citizens.