Emerge 2012 Annual Banquet: Investing in Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

Emerge USA will be holding its annual banquet on April 21, 2012 at the Marriott Fort Lauderdale North.  The theme of the banquet is “Investing in Tomorrow’s Leaders Today” with Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin of Teaneck, NJ and Comedian Ahmed Ahmed.

Success is everyone’s common goal. Whatever we do, we always seek success. We always have the reliability to learn and understand to excel in whatever we are trying to do. Dream and desire to the right ambition will automatically bring the success in necessary matters without any doubt. We have to keep ourselves focused on what we essentially require so that we will build a rich reputation for ourselves in the best manner possible. But, how do we drive towards the right motive? How do the nation and the government help us towards it all? What does politics do in this regard? These are questions like this left to be pondered.

We will have to find the answers to it. It is quite a sensible living that we need to search for. Answers come to us in the real form only through experience. We will have to experience hard to get a real feel about all that is getting around our lives. But, we cannot wait for ages to get the real feel of everything to essentially reap the benefits from experience. We have to get the right education and training in this regard to earn what we might get out of experiences.

Training and events have to be from the right source and with the right people. This is what really matters in the end. Life is all about how you succeed in life and not about how you pretend to make the real money. A right training source with experienced people with a good surrounding platform can be the best way to become a good leader. Investing in tomorrow’s leaders today is the current trending concept. When we have many responsibilities ahead, we will opt to choose to live in a coordinated fashion.

A good way of thinking will improve the decision making power and problem-solving capacity increases to a large extent. This will have to be offered at the cost of effective training. Have a peek into this website and you will get to know more. Regardless of whatever is being built, we will have to work hard personally and engage ourselves in doing the right things always. This will contribute to a successful path ahead to live a happy life.

 

Registration is at 7pm and doors open at 7:30pm.  Hallal dinner will be served and childcare will be available.

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Event date: April 21, 2012 07:00 PM
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EMERGE-USA Activisim

Emerge USA’s volunteers are calling Muslims across the state encouraging them to vote in this year’s election.

Emerge USA mobilized hundreds of Muslims to keep the Sunrise City Council from approving the building of an industrial dump site next to a mosque in Sunrise, FL.

Emerge USA’s coordinated a Statewide Voter Registration Day, where they registered 1,000 voters across Florida.

American Muslims on Gun Control, Income Inequality & Education

Emerge USA was present at the 2015 ISNA Convention #ISNA52Chicago this year! As a part of our effort to engage the American Muslim community, we took polls of attendees on Gun Control, Income Inequality/ Economy and Education.

Who constitutes the American Muslim community? America is today home to one of the most diverse populations of Muslims across the world. The home people who come from varies countries, ethnicities and different schools of thought. Most of the reports will let you know that the American Muslims are the recent immigrants into America but look at the demographics and that narrates a different story.

Today America has more than 3-6 million Muslims of which it is roughly believed that one third are African-American, one third are from South Asia, one-quarter of the American Muslim population traces its origin to Arab and the rest of the population are from the other parts of the world. There is also today a Latino Muslim population that is growing.

More than half of the American Muslim population was born in the UnitedStates of America and a percentage of this still continues to grow. The immigration has become less and the increase in number is because of the Muslim families that have settled in America and have started to have families here.

The main idea for Muslims to migrate to America was to have an economic opportunity and seek freedom. The American Muslim today forms a part of the middle class society of America.

You can see American Muslims working as doctors, newspaper vendors, taxi drivers, lawyers, athletes etc. almost every job opportunity may have a number of American Muslims employed. There are also a number of famous America Muslims that you can read about. Go to the website for the list of names of the famous American Muslims.

the American Muslims are civil, have become a part of the American community, and live in complete harmony.

The results are depicted below.

Emerge USA will be continuing to conduct these polls on the grassroots level to better understand American Muslim voter attitudes in our chapter States. If you would like to participate and share your perspective through this poll, please click on the infographic below to be guided to the appropriate survey.

It is time for American Muslims to write our narrative and define where we stand on issues that affect America so that Islamophobes don’t do it for us anymore.

Super Tuesday is HERE! What You Need to Know

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Presidential Primaries in March 2016

Super Tuesday is HERE!

Super Tuesday is a date that a majority of States have their Presidential Primaries.

Regardless of party affliation – Democratic, Republican or Independent – the rules vary based upon your State.

It is the basic privilege of a person to select the candidate for their respective legislature making sure that their selection will be good and appropriate for themselves and help them in the best possible manner. There are options as to the candidates they should vote for and select them appropriately so as to help out in the well being of their nation. There is widespread thinking among the newer generation who are considerably reluctant to vote but it should be made aware that their vote counts.

There is a good reference required to make sure the candidates they are voting for are eligible to be voted up and able to uphold the position and this information should be good enough and voting should be done upon this content.

Be aware of whether you are in a open, closed or semi-closed primary State.

What is an Open Primary?

In an open primary, the voter has the choice to vote in any one party without being officially affiliated or registered with that party. Example: I can vote in the Republican primary even though I am registered as a Democrat. Also important to note, you cannot vote in both primaries- you have to pick one.

What is a Closed Primary?

You must be officially affiliated with a party to vote for that party. Example: If I want to vote for Bernie or Hillary, I have to be registered as a Democrat. If I am registered as an independent, I cannot vote for either/any of them in the Presidential Primary.

What is a Semi-Closed Primary?

The semi-closed primary is a hybrid of the open and closed primary process. In a semi-closed primary State, registered Democrats can only vote in the Democratic primary, registered Republicans can only vote the Republican primary and Independents have to choose one primary race – Democratic or Republican – to cast their vote. 

If you don’t vote, it is as if you don’t exist. Do your civic duty for you and your community and
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“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” John Maxwell

The Emerging Leaders Program builds a pipeline of ethical, well informed, diverse, and prepared individuals, ready to serve as civic leaders in their communities and across the state and country. At the end of this six-month program, participants are connected with internship opportunities within government and civics in order to utilize the skills they learned throughout their time in Emerging Leaders.

Why Apply?

College students often are often pressured to focus solely on textbook and lecture-led education; during the Emerging Leaders: Leadership Program retreat participants practice team-building skills in realistic, hands-on scenarios, as well as fostering lifelong relationships with like-minded colleagues and dedicated mentors.
All Emerging Leaders graduates are assisted individually to secure an internship in their field of interest once the program is completed.

Since there is a schedule as long as six months it is a detailed training with an aim to improving emerging students to be better leaders everywhere and in the situation for a much successful and better future. During this period of training, each person is given special preference and they are familiarized with their situation and helped out in their ventures checking their interests and making appropriate placement specific training. It is better to sneak a peek at this website before starting out just so as to stay prepared for this program.

Who Should Apply?

The Emerging Leaders program is looking for dedicated and motivated college age and graduate students from Florida, Texas and Virginia to participate in the 2015-2016 class of Emerging Leaders. Emerge USA is an organization that is dedicated to ensuring our country’s minority communities have the same constitutional rights, social privileges, and political opportunities afforded to all Americans.  Therefore, all applicants must represent an underrepresented community and be registered college students or recently graduated. Visit your State to see Application Deadlines.

EMERGING VOTERS

The Emerging Voters program includes voter registration campaigns, absentee ballot drives, candidate forums, statewide phone banking and organizing early voting events. These activities create opportunities for candidates and elected officials to interact with community members so they can learn about and discuss issues that are important to them.

“Emerge’s voter guide provided all the information and was a tremendous resource in helping voters make an informed decision about our locally and nationally elected officials.” -Dr. Hajira Shujaat, 35, Orlando

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There have been a lot of debates lately about how Muslims arrived in the United States of America. The advantage of the immigration was many. This is not a question that is easy to answer because there are no official numbers of the Muslim population in the United States. However, as per the little data that we have the Muslims roughly make up around 1.1% of the total population of the United States.

The Muslims are not as high in number in the United States as the Jewish population, but it is estimated that by the year 2040 the Muslim population in America will outnumber that of the Jews. There is a lot of prevalence of Muslims in the demographic groups.

Muslims are not evenly distributed across the United States. There are some metro areas that have a pretty sizeable population of the Muslims. There are other states where the population is high and still other states where the population is very less.

The number of MuslimAmericanshowever is growing at a rapid rate. This could be because of a high fertility rate of the Muslim-Americans and also because of the migration of the Muslims to America which is continuous.

The religious conversions, however, do not have a lot of impact on the size of the Muslim population in the United States. This is because the number of Americans who convert to Islam is almost equal to the number who stops following Islam.

Most of the American Muslims today belong to other parts of the globe. This was particularly strong when the Immigration And Nationality Act was passed in the year 1965 that lowered the barriers for immigration causing many Muslims to immigrate from Africa, Asia and from other parts of Europe.

The share of the Muslims born in the United States is also high. This includes the descendants of the Muslim immigrants, those who have converted to Islam and the descendants of those who converted.

There is a similarity that is found out between the US-born and the foreign-born Muslims. The religious practices that they followed of the same level. But there are also some differences to be seen. The immigrants have a strong socio-economic stand than the Muslims who were born in the United States. The immigrants have more positive opinions to express about the place that they had in America.

Emerging Voters

THE FUTURE OF THIS REPUBLIC IS IN THE HANDS OF THE AMERICAN VOTER. -DWIGHT EISENHOWER

The Emerging Voters program aims to make sure as many Muslim, South Asian and Arab American (MASA) voters as possible are educated on the issues relevant to them and are registered and ready to vote on Election Day.

EMERGING VOTERS

The Emerging Voters program includes voter registration campaigns, absentee ballot drives, candidate forums, statewide phone banking and organizing early voting events. These activities create opportunities for candidates and elected officials to interact with community members so they can learn about and discuss issues that are important to them.

The political profile of the Muslims has been the same sense how it was a few years back. Muslims form a strong Democratic constituency. Many of the Muslim voters in America have a view that the immigrants are those who contribute to the economy of the United States and strengthen it because they are talented and hard working. Also, many are of the opinion that they would rather have a big government that offers more services than a small government will less number of services.

Most of the American Muslims also express that they have faith in America’s dream. Muslims are optimistic about the dream of America and that people can go ahead in life with hard work. This is what they believed even a decade ago. these Muslims believe that those who work hard can actually thrive and there is no question of chance success.

However, there has been one change that is highly notable in the view of the Muslims of America. They have started accepting homosexuality which matches the shift that has happens in the people of America. One would be surprised to know that American Muslims have accepted homosexuality and the share of those who accept it has more than doubled in the last five years.

The American Muslims prefer the Democratic Party and a very few of them prefer the Republicans. Even less in number are those that do not prefer any party. The composition among the American Muslims is hardly changed and they still have a strong view on the Democratic. It is true for Muslims that come from various backgrounds and countries. This is something that is interesting.

“Emerge’s voter guide provided all the information and was a tremendous resource in helping voters make an informed decision about our locally and nationally elected officials.” -Dr. Hajira Shujaat, 35, Orlando

Emerging Data

OVER 40,000 TARGETED CALLS REMINDING MASA VOTERS IN FLORIDA AND TEXAS TO VOTE.

Emerge USA has developed a database of 150,000 registered MASA voters throughout the state of Florida. We communicate with these voters on a regular basis and poll them through live and automatic calls collecting data on voter trends and issues that drive these communities to the polls.This data is then presented to elected officials and candidates to help them better understand these communities.

Emerge leadership travels around the state and uses this data to present information about the Muslim, Arab and South Asian American communities to local elected officials.

The issues that bother this community are also discussed with them. There are a number of Islamic centers and mosques across America and the diversity of the Muslim community here can easily be seen. The immigrants have been entering America since the late 1880s and there has been a lot of diversity in the Muslim community since then. Muslim community has also seen steady growth.

In some of the larger cities of America, there is seen to be different kinds of mosques too as there are different Muslim communities. They have differences in terms of their linguistics and culture. There are efforts being taken to bridge the gap between the community. While the division stays, many of the American mosques bring together the dissimilar people. There are Muslims who come from various parts of the globe. They speak different languages but all of them follow the same faith.

You could spot a Muslim in a suit and sitting next to him a boy in baggy jeans or a woman wearing the hijab. All of them come from various backgrounds but follow the same faith.

There are Muslims from diverse groups in American and they have their own set of problems. There is discussions to help understand what issues bother them. All the steps are being taken to approach them and speak to them so that the government can help to resolve their problems.

These details are generally spoken about and are in the lines of healthcare, economy, environment, education and foreign policy. In case they have some other issues then that is communicated as well.

The content of these presentations includes where these communities are from, the issues that are important to them and mechanisms to outreach and communicate with these communities.

WHAT WE CARE ABOUT

  • What issue was most important to you?
  • Rhetoric against Muslims encouraged or discouraged your voting?

Emerging Leaders

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” John Maxwell

The Emerging Leaders Program builds a pipeline of ethical, well informed, diverse, and prepared individuals, ready to serve as civic leaders in their communities and across the state and country.

Here is what one looks at in the students who plan to do the Emerging Leaders Program.

The applicants should be good to work with a team. You should be good at listening, should share and be ready to learn. You should have an attitude where you can develop and work with others and also with those who come from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

The applicants should be full of energy and enthusiasm and have the courage to lead. We want that the applicants be passionate and highly excited about the role that they would perform once they complete the course.

The students should be able to deal with challenges. They should be flexible, adapt to any new situation quickly and be able to prioritize the tasks effectively.

It is also important that the students meet the technical requirements that are asked for in the application form. There is a need for top achievers who can think and work with an analytical mind. They should be good at communications and have leadership traits.

They said that the students who are able to demonstrate respect and those who value people from other communities and backgrounds are welcome to join the program.

At the end of this six-month program, participants are connected with internship opportunities within government and civics in order to utilize the skills they learned throughout their time in Emerging Leaders.

Why Apply?

College students often are often pressured to focus solely on textbook and lecture-led education; during the Emerging Leaders: Leadership Program retreat participants practice team-building skills in realistic, hands-on scenarios, as well as fostering lifelong relationships with like-minded colleagues and dedicated mentors.
All Emerging Leaders graduates are assisted individually to secure an internship in their field of interest once the program is completed.

Who Should Apply?

The Emerging Leaders program is looking for dedicated and motivated college age and graduate students from Florida, Texas and Virginia to participate in the 2015-2016 class of Emerging Leaders. Emerge USA is an organization that is dedicated to ensuring our country’s minority communities have the same constitutional rights, social privileges, and political opportunities afforded to all Americans.  Therefore, all applicants must represent an underrepresented community and be registered college students or recently graduated. Visit your State to see Application Deadlines.

Voter Registration Instructions for Anti-Muslim Rally States (19 States)

The internet archive which is known to be 501(c) (3) non-profit is planning to build a library which would be digital in form. In short, we will get a digital library of internet sites. It will also include cultural artefacts in digital form. Like any other library of books, this library will provide information to researchers, historians, scholars, and many others. It covers almost all aspects of life. They aim to provide universal access to all knowledge. It was started in 1996 by all the experienced workers and team. By that time internet archive was just beginning to grow. It is very important to mention here that there are 20+ years of web history which is easily accessible through way back machine and they have collaboration with 450+ libraries. Through this, it has become easy to identify different web pages. To upload media one should have a free account.

A part of the misinformation that this bigoted minority uses is that “Muslims are attempting to curtail the rights of Americans” and they seek to stop the “invasion of the Caliphate.”

Per the Constitution, they have the right to free speech (even if it is not true and/or hate speech), the right to bear arms (which many of the rallies have stated they will) and the right to peaceably assemble. Emerge USA cautions all to not engage the protesters, contact law enforcement at any signs of a crime and to maintain watch over your safety, your family and that of your community members this weekend. 

The rallies are being held in 19 States in the Union. Emerge USA has created voter registration fact sheets for every State there is an anti-Muslim rally.  As American Muslims, let us not stand still in fear, be silent or act defensively in response to hate.

Use Thursday and Friday to register to vote. If you are registered to vote, update your voter registration.

Let us take civic action, promote democracy, and better our civic impact as Americans. Let those who try to use hate to intimidate the Muslim community know that IT WILL NOT WORK.

Find your State below and make a positive impact in the face of hate.

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