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. 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
get registered to vote today regardless of where you live!” Presidential_Primaries_Super_Tuesday_March_1st.jpg

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Emerging Leader

“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.

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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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.

“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 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. 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)

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

The anti-hate rallies being held on October 9th and 10th is irrational hysteria and hate created by a bigoted minority of Americans.

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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