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  • Candidate Profile: Tahir Javed

    February 23, 2018

        Tahir Javed has lived the American Dream. He came to the US as an immigrant and Tahir took any work he could find, mopping floors and repairing refrigerators. For a while he lived in a trailer with other immigrant friends and family. Eventually, Tahir saved enough money to open a convenience store in

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  • Candidate Profile: Sameena Mustafa

    February 23, 2018

      A native of Illinois, Sameena was born to Indian Muslim immigrant parents and grew up in the Edgebrook neighborhood of Chicago. Her father worked as an engineer at O’Hare, and her mother as a pediatrician at the Uptown Board of Health Clinic. Sameena is a graduate from Northwestern University. Following graduation, she managed a Planned

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  • Candidate Profile: Marcus Goodwin

    February 16, 2018

      Marcus is a D.C. native, running for DC Council on a platform of addressing Housing Affordability, Equal Access to High Quality Education and Public Safety.  He is the 5th of 8 children who grew up in a working class family between Columbia Heights, NW and Congress Heights, SE. His mother is from Dakar, Senegal.

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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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  • 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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