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

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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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Events

Events

The world has been witnessing a lot of rising as well as daunting moments at the same time. It is our responsibility to participate in social events and get to discuss what is essentially happening around in our lives. It is only when you participate in such knowledge events that you extend your thinking capacity and start doing what is right in life. Discover here the range of different events that help you spend valuable time in serving the society as a whole and build a true personality for yourself. This is what is expected of any individual living in this challenging world. Be first to get benefited.

GOP Presidential Debate

Thursday, August 06, 2015 at 09:00 PM through August 07, 2015
Kan Zaman Hookah Cafe in Plantation, FL.

Wynwood Art Walk Voter Registration Drive

Saturday, August 08, 2015 at 06:30 PM
Wynwood Walls in Miami, FL.

Hollywood Art Walk Voter Registration Drive

Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 05:30 PM
Mystic Water Kava Bar in Hollywood, FL.

Know Your Government 101: Civics Training

Monday, August 17, 2015 at 06:30 PM
Lauderdale Lakes Multipurpose Auditorium in Lauderdale Lakes, FL

The National Executive Director of Emerge USA, Tamim Chowdhury, will be providing a Know Your Government 101: Civics Training on August 17th. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.

Young Muslims Youth Gala

Friday, August 28, 2015 at 06:00 PM
Marriott Heron Bay Hotel & Golf Resort in Coral Springs, FL

The Emerge South FL Team will be tabling this event. People are encouraged to meet us and inquire about our great programs.

The Highly Anticipated
Youth Gala 2015

Hosted by the Youth Coalition of South Florida

“Building Bridges, Not Walls”

Inviting All High School & College Students

Dress to Impress | Entry $15
Doors open 6pm-11pm

Bring a colleague, a friend, and an open mind to this mentoring and networking event!

For tickets or more information:
Aqsa Mahmood (954) 798-7235
Amaan Khan (954) 232-6447

Candidate Forum 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 03:00 PM
Shahnai Reception Hall in Houston, TX

emerge USA invites you to meet the candidates running for Houston Mayor and City Council. This year will be a hotly contested race and a great opportunity to find out where the candidates stand and how they propose to shape our city before Election Day on Nov.3rd, 2015.

FREE EVENT. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

emerge USA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic engagement organization engaging underrepresented communities into the political process. We believe in power through participation.

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