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  • Candidate Profile: Fayrouz Saad

    February 16, 2018

        Fayrouz was born and raised in Michigan and has spent her career serving the public, most recently for Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Fayrouz began her career as a field organizer for the Kerry Campaign working in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District. She went on to work for

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  • Straight From the Frontlines: Emgage Constituents in FL Speak First Hand About the Rohingya Reality

    February 2, 2018

        At a recent congressional meeting with Congressman Christi Chris, Emgage advocated for support for action addressing the current tragedy unfolding in Burma, focusing on the brutal and senseless persecution of Rohingya Muslims. We asked the Congressman to co-sponsor House Resolution 4223, which recognizes the current atrocities taking place and advocates for sanctions on the

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  • Trump’s Travel Ban Attacks The Very Idea Of America, But Muslims Are Fighting Back

    January 29, 2018

      Emgage’s CEO, Wa’el Alzayat, published an article in The Huffington Post, where he shares his reflections as a first generation immigrant in the wake of the Muslim Ban. To read the original Op-Ed in The Huffington Post, click here. As a newly arrived immigrant from Syria in the late ’80s, I took English as

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  • Emgage Foundation Pennsylvania Chapter Executive Director

    January 8, 2018

    Organization Profile Emgage Foundation is a non-profit civic engagement organization that works to increase the civic and political participation of minority communities with a focus on the Muslim, South Asian and Arab American (MASA) communities. Resumes:  “AMughees@emgageusa.org Job Title:  Executive Director Date  April 27, 2018 Location: Greater Philadelphia Area SUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS: Responsible for leading and managing

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  • Engaging for Human Rights with Senator Nelson’s Office

    December 22, 2017

    Emgage Florida met with Senator Nelson’s Florida Regional Director, Helen Miller and shared our concerns for the human rights violations against both the Rohingya Muslims and Palestinian children. Human rights is not a political issue and the U.S. must maintain its position as a global leader in upholding justice and dignity for all.  As Americans and as

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  • Texas Candidates Start Submitting Names in for the Primary Ballot

    December 22, 2017

    On December 11th, candidates in Texas made it official by submitting their names to be put on the March 6th primary ballot. A look at the candidate list indicates a possibly drastic changing political landscape after 2018. Eight of 36 members of the Texas Congressional House Delegation will retire leaving their seat open to long lists of

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  • Michigan Continues to Build Bridges

    December 22, 2017

    On Monday, December 18, Emgage MI led a coalition dinner that brought together the Muslim American community,  and the Chaldean and Assyrian American communities. With a history of conflict in Iraq, the historical relationships between the communities have not been any better here at home. However, with recent ICE raids affecting both communities, common ground

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  • Pennsylvania Discusses Criminal Justice Reform

    December 22, 2017

    Emgage Pennsylvania came together with community leaders, faith leaders, and state legislators to discuss criminal justice reform at a community roundtable in Pittsburgh. The session was hosted by State Sens. Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) and Stewart J. Greenleaf (R-Montgomery/Bucks). Sen. Street, the first Muslim State Senator in PA history, said “We spend staggering amounts of money to incarcerate

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  • Florida Mobilizes Community to Protect the Rohingya

    December 7, 2017

    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

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