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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)

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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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There are a large number of minority communities trying their level best to improve their standard of living. Most of them are immigrants from their war-torn country and looking for a better lifestyle and are running out to be in a better situation. This is mainly not just for themselves but to provide a better living condition and safe atmosphere for their kids mainly. There have been increasing approaches to throw them out of such countries as well.

But many countries are giving out a helping hand to improve their stand in the world. There have been programs and organizations that have been helping such people out to the best of their ability, making sure that they are given privileges to the best manner possible. There have been voting privileges that help people out to make an existence that will have a meaning in the world. There is a continuous need to help them out as there is constantly pushing down of these people by the others as well.

These voting privileges are improved upon by making sure that they can also contest polls and even has emerged to join political parties that have tried to make sure for providing a better future. The minority communities generally try to join into closed community groups and try to survive mostly just get on. This has been a very traditional approach as they have not been much welcome anywhere. But there has been a good change in this manner of living with a good influence of the outside world over this.

There have been a good number of people venturing outside to take part in the outside world to improve their life to make sure that there is a good chance of safer living conditions. There have been attacks on the minority communities as well and it has been found out there are people who are not that great in approving this style of living much and are against such living standards. But in spite of such unwanted measures and dangers, there has been a great improvement in their lifestyle and conditions. You can find out more about the means of improving living conditions helping them to live their life without fear and be safe in their own homes.

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There are widespread programs that help students to become apt leaders who can widely improve the lifestyle of people thus making sure that the future is safe and conserved properly. The main problem nowadays is that the upcoming generation, most of them at least do not care about what is going on in the world. Their main query is how does it affect me in any way. This is a dangerous trend and in future will lead to a dysfunctional society. There is a high need for people who are ready to be leaders and change the workings of the society even become great leaders who can make their mark on the world.

These programs aim at developing the leadership skills of people and the training has started right from college and the development is monitored through a lot of activities. This is a very vulnerable job as they should, in turn, make sure that the people following them should be well equipped in their ideas as to what they need and how they should take the work up. This has been something that needs a lot of work and step by step development is the best way to do it.

There are a set of books that can also be termed as the recommended reading for preparing oneself for acquiring the role of a leader. The leader should understand how life should develop and emerge, how their ideas should be understood and made useful to the betterment of the society. Once a leader is identified there is little to no worry as to how the venture will pan out. This being the prime idea, multiple institutions are providing courses, camps and other programs to improve the wellness of the nation thus providing a stable future for the next generation.

This is a golden opportunity for students aspiring to become politicians and they indeed make sure that their nation is well developed and apt for a living. There is a need to make sure the lifestyle is a safe one with all the war going around in the world and make decisions that will be for the wellness of the society rather than being concentrated only on one’s own self. These qualities will distinguish a leader among others.

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Donating for the right cause can be a good way to start life in the purest form when you start earning. After we finish all the graduation studies, we essential start to work and earn money. It is quite natural that you spend what you earn to live an enjoyable life. We get to buy whatever is the need for us at that time. And also we wish to get that in the best manner possible and in the right brand which will naturally be very much costly. What really matters is not just happiness. But, what brings more satisfaction?

It is the heart to donate. We know the real situation of the world today. We have many people still living in a poor condition. We have seen slums becoming a part of our society even in the twenty-first century with all the extraordinary technological developments in place. This is the real situation that exists and we must admit too. We have people struggling a lot to earn a living every day. We also see many children working to have their daily meals. There are children who have never been to a school. There are also people suffering a lot to treat any diseases that are ruining their life. We have to be vigilant towards such circumstances and contribute in some way or the other. We will have to be very generous and good towards such issues so that we will have a peaceful mind on some day. This is a true reality.

There are many ways to do something worthwhile to society. Pop over to this site to know more. We will have to check on the various options available and choose the one that best suits us. We can donate for a child’s education, well being of an orphaned child, to an establishment like the schools and hospitals and just lot more. It is proven by several types of research that a good donation done for the well being of the society in a regular way is giving a lot of stress-free life that we can be happy for. It has even restored the health conditions of many elderly people. It reduces stress and ensures a healthy living contributing to the longevity of our life.

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The world has never been a perfect place to live in. We also have glitches and problems happening around the world every now and then. This cannot be controlled and never accepted for its true existence too. We have been getting a relinquishing phenomenon that makes us always busy in this world.  In this way, we forget to do what is our responsibility. We have to always live with the concept of sharing to be satisfied mentally. Donate and live peacefully. Why should we donate to be satisfied and peaceful is an interesting question. Let us try to answer with the help of some good researches conducted.

Firstly, we always have people living in many nooks and corners looking for money to lead a normal life. Help others in whatever way possible so that you get to share whatever you earn with people in need. This is our responsibility and that we need to do it at any cost. It is exhibited through several types of research that the brain seems to enjoy a perfect sense of satisfaction and pleasure when you donate generously. It will essentially add more meaning to a life you live every day. It is not just about earning and spending for yourself and your family that gets important. Life has more value when you starting sharing what you really have.

Generosity is a good concept that we must teach our children. They must imbibe that in their own blood to live a good life. We will have to make them understand the importance of it and let them practice in their life to know its real values. For this, firstly we will have to practice it regularly and let them know what you are doing. We have several options to donate.

We can choose the best that will suit our needs comfortable and also share generously. Go here and you will get better ideas. This will motivate your friends and family in a great way. It will encourage them also contribute to society comfortably. Every single thing you volunteer to do will help someone or the other in a way that will make them happier.

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EMERGE (Empowering Motivating Educating Resourceful Grassroots Entities)

Vision
EMERGE, a national, non-partisan organization, aspires to ensure that under-represented communities, have the same constitutional rights, social privileges, and political opportunities afforded to all Americans.

It is very important to ensure that all have the same constitutional rights and privileges for the following reason:

  1. This will reduce social disparity.
  2. Where the under-represented communities are ignored, there would be high chances of exploiting them. Only when their human rights are protected, society can lead a peaceful and undisrupted life.  This peaceful co-existence can bring joy just like Bitcoin Trader bringing joy to investors.

Only when rights and privileges evenly spread across society, the world would be a safer and a better place to live.

Mission
Through grassroots networking, EMERGE aims to politically empower and train its constituents to be effective community organizers and work in coalitions to advance beneficial policies and legislation that help protect and enforce the rights afforded by the United States Constitution.

How Does EMERGE Advance its Mission?

  1. Inspire its constituents to engage with all levels of their government.
  2. Inform and educate its constituents about a wide range of domestic policy and legislative initiatives, the role of their representatives, and how to influence them
  3. Educate its constituents about the US political process, and provide training on how they can participate in the process, including how to seek public office.
  4. Inform and educate elected representatives of areas of interest so that they may adopt appropriate positions that advance favorable legislation.

What are EMERGE Core Values?

  1. Champion policies (at the local, state and national levels of government) that benefit the broadest cross-section of Americans, including but not limited to under-represented communities like American Muslims
  2. Empower the voice of its constituents in politics and government through open and persistent communication with current and aspiring public officials.
  3. Engage in grassroots political advocacy by providing education and training to its constituents.
  4. Develop programs that enable constituents to better engage in all aspects of public service.
  5. Build coalitions with multiple ethnic, moderate religious, and mainstream secular advocacy groups for the advancement of common cause issues.

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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.

Florida Muslims making a difference in the vote

American Muslims finally have a seat at the table, and they have the numbers to prove it. As a relatively new minority community in the United States, American Muslims have struggled to find their voice and in making that voice heard in the political fray. However, in recent years, this community has seen enormous growth in several swing states, most notably in Florida.

American Muslims have voted both Democratic and Republican in the past, making them a large and important group in the courtship of minority voters around election time.

Florida was a key state in the 2012 presidential elections, with President Obama edging out a win over Gov. Mitt Romney by less than 75,000 votes. Emerge USA, a civic engagement nonprofit organization that focuses on engaging minority communities, specifically the Muslim, Arab and Southeast Asian communities, maintains a database of over 150,000 registered Muslim voters in Florida, with exit polls showing 120,000 of them voted in November. Of these 120,000 votes, an overwhelming 80 percent went to Obama. Sadly, neither party courted the Muslim vote this year, yet the presidential race could have turned out dramatically different without the Muslim American vote.

Stories like West’s are taking place across the country as American Muslims become engaged in the political process with help from organizations like Emerge USA. Many in the community come from backgrounds of political dictatorship and oppression, where voting may not be commonplace and speaking out against the government is particularly dangerous. Civic engagement organizations are serving a largely educational role as the community develops into the political powerhouse it can become.

As newcomers on the scene, Muslims have made great strides in the realization that voting is the simplest, most effective way to influence change in their own lives and in the lives of others.

They have been trying their level best and this contact form is the best way to embrace life in America at the same time protecting their heritage and beliefs. But they are now venturing out to understand the American way of living and understanding their lifestyle. Initiatives are taken to make themselves seen and felt in society.

Contrary to what West believes, American Muslims are indeed Americans. They care about the Constitution, they care about society and they care about domestic issues. A recent poll by Emerge USA shows that 47 percent of Muslim voters polled in Florida believe the economy was the most important issue. Foreign policy garnered a measly 8 percent.

This data shows that American Muslims are here for the same reasons as everyone else — to raise a family, to establish economic stability, and to gain a higher standard of living.

What presidential candidate can afford to lose 150,000 votes in a state as crucial as Florida?

American Muslims, welcome to the table.

Mustafa Dandashly is a student at the FIU College of Law and an advisor to Emerge USA.