Ghazala Salam is the Founder and President of the Muslim Caucus




Basheer Jones is an impassioned leader, motivational speaker, and spoken word artist with a positive message of empowerment and change.


Tamim Chowdhury is a born-and-raised Chicago product and a career Federal professional with sixteen (16) years of federal experience with skills ranging from project management, contracting, policy development, economic development, and national administration.




Zarina Baber is a community organizer and an IT executive. Zarina was the founder of one of the first Muslim volunteer-based free clinics in the nation. she was recognized in the United States Senate by Senator Mark Dayton for this work in 2001.  In addition, she was the recipient of the annual Asian Pacific Leadership Award In 2001.





Ijaz Chaudhry is a second-generation Muslim American who worked on Capitol Hill in the 1990s. A law professional, Ijaz Chaudhry has worked with public interest organizations like ACLU and CAIR. He has spent the last two decades engaged in the political sphere.