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  • Candidate Profile: Fatmata Barrie

    May 4, 2018

    Fatmata grew up in Sierra Leone and then later, in Florida. She’s spent the past 15 years living in Maryland and has become very invested in Maryland politics and issues. As a community advocate and activist, Fatmata has worked for children with special needs, immigrants, and those in her community seeking better opportunities. She has

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  • Candidate Profile: Kaisar Ahmed

    May 4, 2018

    Kaisar was born in Bangladesh and spent most of his childhood there before coming to the United States. However, before arriving in the US, he studied at the University of Dhaka and then worked for UNICEF on a child-feeding program. He studied in New York City and then at UC Riverside. Following his educational endeavors,

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  • Emgage Florida Field Organizer

    May 2, 2018

    Field Organizer: Manages voter registration (VR) across the county with a focus on the Muslim-American community and canvassing faith-based locations. Overseeings and executes VR program, ensuring logistical success and completion of VR campaign resulting in accepted forms and registered voters. Responsible for quality control of VR program and maintaining communication with Chapter Directors to coordinate,

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  • Executive Director Michigan Chapter

    May 1, 2018

    OVERVIEW: Emgage Foundation seeks a dynamic, motivated, and experienced leader to serve as the full-time Executive Director of our Michigan chapter. The Executive Director is responsible for leading and managing our state chapter. Emgage Foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses on civic and political engagement to educate, engage and empower Muslim American communities. At

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  • Candidate Profile: Abdullah Hammoud

    April 27, 2018

      A product of Dearborn Public Schools, Abdullah went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan-Dearborn and a Masters of Public Health from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He began his career working at the United Nations’ Relief and Work Agency as a volunteer. His experience in the UN helped him become a

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  • Candidate Profile: Dr. Nadia Hashimi

    April 27, 2018

    A graduate of Brandeis University, Nadia received a double degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Biology and then obtained her medical degree from SUNY Downstate. She began her medical career at the Children’s National Medical Center working in the emergency room, witnessing countless traumas. Nadia also helped her husband manage his neurosurgery practice, giving her

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  • Candidate Profile: Jesse Sbaih

    April 13, 2018

    As he announced his intention to run, Jesse was told that as an Arab and as a Muslim, he was told he should quit. Having lived in the U.S. for over 25 years, he was shocked but still determined to run for Senate. Born in Jordan but raised in the U.S., Jesse and his parents

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  • Candidate Profile: Kayse Jama

    April 13, 2018

    Kayse was born into a nomad family in Somalia but fled the violence in 1998. As he was earning his degree at Marylhurst University, he waited tables at a Somali restaurant and worked at the DoubleTree Hotel. But what’s more impressive is that Kayse simultaneously was helping refugees who had recently arrived in the U.S.

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  • Candidate Profile: Amir Malik

    April 6, 2018

    After graduating from NYU, Amir has spent most of his career as a lawyer but more recently, has served as the Civil Rights Director for CAIR-MN. Come November, Amir is looking to getting involved in State politics and unseat incumbent Nolan West. Amir attributes his strong work ethic and determination to his early childhood, where he

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