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  • March 15, 2019

    [PRESS RELEASE] Emgage Statement on the Mosque Shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2019 Emgage Statement on the Mosque Shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand Washington, D.C. – We are horrified and saddened by the terrible news from New Zealand today regarding the attack against two Muslim congregations in Christchurch. According to eye witnesses, at least one man dressed

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  • February 7, 2019

    Emgage and the Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition Condemn Islamophobic Emails by Ricketts Family

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2019 Chicago, Illinois – Emgage and the Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition, partners in civic engagement, strongly denounce the series of leaked emails by the Ricketts family, revealing years of racially charged jokes, outlandish conspiracy theories, and anti-Muslim rhetoric being shared between members of the family.

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  • January 22, 2019

    Emgage welcomes ruling against the decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2018 Washington, DC – Emgage applauds U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman’s ruling against the Trump Administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. According to the ruling, the administration must halt plans to include a question asking participants to divulge their citizenship

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  • January 16, 2019

    [PRESS RELEASE]Advocacy Groups Condemn Hallandale Beach Commissioner Anabelle Lima-Taub for anti-Muslim statements

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2019 Florida – Commissioner Annabelle Lima-Taub’s recent statement promoting fear mongering and anti-Muslim hate is both dangerous and disappointing. Emgage is absolutely appalled by her statement.  Like most forms of hate, Islamophobia is ongoing and systemic and has plagued, dehumanized, and marginalized communities for decades.

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  • December 6, 2018

    [PRESS RELEASE] Emgage partners with the Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2018 Emgage partners with the Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition to Get Out the Vote Washington, D.C. – Emgage is proud to announce that we have formed a partnership with the Illinois Muslim Civic Coalition, a partnership of over 200 activists, influencers, and organizations across the

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  • November 8, 2018

    [PRESS RELEASE] Emgage PAC is proud to announce our winning endorsed candidates

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2018 Emgage PAC is proud to announce our winning endorsed candidates Washington, D.C. – Emgage PAC is pleased to announce that 138 of our endorsed candidates for the 2018 midterm elections won their respective races. We are extremely proud of the results and want to

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  • October 30, 2018

    [PRESS RELEASE] Emgage Pennsylvania Offers Support and Protection to Jewish Community

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2018 Emgage Pennsylvania Offers Support and Protection to Jewish Community This past weekend, the nation mourned a tragic and senseless act of hate at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Eleven worshippers were murdered on Shabbat, making it the deadliest attack against the

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  • October 27, 2018

    [PRESS RELEASE] Emgage Condemns the Violence at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2018 Washington, D.C. – Emgage is deeply saddened by the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Authorities apprehended the gunman Robert Bowers, who according to witnesses, shouted anti-semitic slurs before opening fire on congregants. Officials have stated that this will

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  • June 8, 2018

    [PRESS RELEASE] Emgage Michigan Welcomes New Executive Director

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2018   Announcing Emgage Michigan’s New Executive Director Canton, MI — Emgage, a national non-profit and non-partisan civic education and engagement organization, is excited to announce Nada Al-Hanooti as the new Executive Director for its Michigan chapter. Nada brings both deep experience in grassroots organizing and

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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

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  • March 14, 2018

    [PRESS RELEASE] EMGAGE ACTION STRONGLY OPPOSES APPOINTMENT OF MIKE POMPEO AND GINA HASPEL

    PRESS RELEASE Washington, D.C. March 14, 2018 Emgage Action Strongly Opposes Appointment of Mike Pompeo and Gina Haspel This week, President Donald J. Trump made a controversial announcement to appoint Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State and Gina Haspel as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Emgage Action

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  • March 7, 2018

    [PRESS RELEASE] Maryland Introduces End Genocide Bill

      [PRESS RELEASE] 7 March, 2018 Historic New “End Genocide Bill” Introduced in Maryland General Assembly Maryland Delegate Bilal Ali (Baltimore City – District 41) has introduced a historic new bill to ensure that Maryland spends and invests taxpayers’ money in a manner that reflects Maryland values of upholding human

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  • February 15, 2018

    [PRESS RELEASE] EMGAGE CONDEMNS VIOLENCE IN PARKLAND

    Press Release February 14, 2018 Parkland, Florida Emgage joins fellow Americans in condemning the shooting yesterday afternoon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. We share in the grief and sorrow of the students and families affected, and our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to the victims and their families.

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  • January 26, 2018

    [PRESS RELEASE] MUSLIM BAN ONE YEAR LATER

    PRESS RELEASE January 26, 2018 Muslim Ban One Year Later This Saturday marks the one year anniversary of the Trump Administration’s Travel Ban (Muslim Ban 1.0) prohibiting immigrants, refugees, and visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Emgage Foundation remains as firmly opposed to this Islamophobic measure

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  • December 20, 2017

    [PRESS RELEASE] EMGAGE CALLS ON THE SENATE TO OPPOSE CONFIRMATION OF JAY PATRICK MURRAY AS U.N. DIPLOMAT DUE TO HIS ANTI-MUSLIM HATE!

    Washington D.C., December 20, 2017 … Emgage, the nation’s largest civic education and engagement organization for Muslim Americans is urging the U.S. Senate to oppose the confirmation of Jay Patrick Murray for a diplomatic position at the United Nations, due to his well documented and public Islamophobic and bigoted views. You can read the

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  • December 6, 2017

    EMGAGE PENNSYLVANIA AIDS REP. MIKE SCHLOSSBERG IN PASSING HISTORIC RESOLUTION CONDEMNING HATE CRIMES AND OTHER FORMS OF RACISM

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA ADVISORY: EMGAGE PENNSYLVANIA PASSES HISTORIC RESOLUTION CONDEMNING HATE CRIMES AND OTHER FORMS OF RACISM On November 20, 2017, House Resolution 495 was approved 194-0, showing strong bipartisan support for the condemnation of hate crimes and decimation. “While these incidents we condemn are terrible, it is encouraging

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  • November 7, 2017

    [PRESS RELEASE] MICHIGAN ORGANIZATIONS COME TOGETHER TO STAND IN UNITY AGAINST HATE, XENOPHOBIA & ISLAMOPHOBIA

    MEDIA ADVISORY: ORGANIZATIONS COME TOGETHER TO STAND IN UNITY AGAINST HATE, XENOPHOBIA & ISLAMOPHOBIA This Wednesday, community members, interfaith leaders, local and state elected officials, and allies will come together in Warren, Michigan to stand in unity against hate, xenophobia, and Islamophobia. Emgage, a non-profit that focuses on voter education,

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  • October 7, 2017

    Anti-Islam Hate Rallies Show Up Accross America

    This weekend, ACT for America, an anti-Muslim grassroots organization which the Southern Poverty Law Center has named a hate group, will be hosting marches “Against Sharia Law and for Human Rights” in cities across the country. ACT is supported by far-right and anti-government groups, many of whom will attend the

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