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Elected Officials Asked to Stand With Community After Mosque is Targeted as ArsonRead more
In the wake of the violence in Nice, France, the American Muslim community along with the rest of the world is collectively mourning the loss of life and peace. Unfortunately, the American Muslim community has received unjust backlash in the wake of these tragic events due to the narrative that is pushed by the media regarding Muslims and Islam, which ignites even more attacks in the US and worldwide. Those attacks sometimes come from opinion leaders and influencers who have a responsibility to inform the public, but fail the American Muslim community by promoting bigotry. Former House Speaker, Newt Gingrich, has already called for more surveillance and scrutiny of American citizens who practice Islam. This is unacceptable.Read more
The 2016 Texas Democratic State Convention held in June saw a historic achievement when AJ Durrani was elected as the first Muslim and Asian American to represent Texas as a super delegate at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
In order to drive change, strong leadership is needed on all levels of government: federal, state and city. Ahmad Rafah is leading the way in Santa Clara, CA and is currently running for City Council as the first American Muslim and ethnic minority in the city's 150 year history. Emerge USA’s Communications Coordinator Baura Zia recently spoke with Mr. Rafah about his campaign.Read more
The 2016 presidential election is an incredibly important time for the American Muslim community and Emerge USA is leading the way in engaging in dialogue with leading presidential candidates on behalf of the American Muslim community.Read more
by Tamara Tillman-Ayon
Politicians have always played an important role in governing our country. Yet as history continues to show, leadership is not often reflective of our diverse population and women are still battling to break glass ceilings.
With all the attention on the presidential race this year, you may miss the fact that some very important Congressional races are happening as well. For example, in Las Vegas Nevada Democrats are hoping to take Nevada's 3rd Congressional District and their front-runner is Arab American Attorney Jessie Sbaih. Emerge USA’s Communications Coordinator Baura Zia recently spoke with Mr. Sbaih about his campaign.Read more