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Muslim Caucus to Host First Annual Conference July 23-24 in Washington, DC
Ilhan Omar, Keith Ellison, Khizr Khan, and Others to Join Muslim American Voters, Elected Officials, and Activists to Develop a Clear Roadmap for Implementing a Policy Agenda that Centers and Organizes Muslim Americans
WASHINGTON -- This July 23-24, the Muslim Caucus will host its first annual Muslim Collective for Equitable Democracy conference with the theme Phobia: Real & Present Danger In Our Political Discourse. The goal of the conference is to engage Muslim voters and begin building long-term Muslim American Electoral Power at the local, state, and national level to build our power beyond 2020 so the multi-ethnic, multi-racial Muslim constituencies can unite as one constituency across America. A presidential forum is also scheduled.
The Muslim Caucus conference organizers also plan to help identify issues of common concern at the national and local levels and bridge the gaps between traditional policy advocacy and fights for equality and justice.
WHAT: First Annual Conference convening progressive Muslim American political figures from across the country to strategize + Presidential Forum
WHEN: July 23-24, 2019. To view a full agenda, visit the Muslim Caucus website here.
WHERE: National Housing Center, 1201 15th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005
FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
- U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN)
- Attorney General of Minnesota Keith Ellison
- Abdul El-Sayed, former candidate in Michigan's 2018 Democratic gubernatorial primary election (see video here)
- Cleveland Councilman Basheer Jones, first Muslim city council member in Cleveland’s 200-year history (see video here)
- Gold Star Father Khizr Khan
- Virginia Delegate Sam Rasoul
- Pennsylvania State Senator Sharif Street
FEATURED PANELS INCLUDE:
- Impacts of Phobia in Our Civic and Political Discourse
- Facing Anti-Muslim Campaigns Head On and Winning
- The Future is Now: How Young Muslims are Changing Our Democracy
“In a political climate characterized by nationalistic, xenophobic, racist and anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic rhetoric, we need power grounded in political education, community self-determination, civic participation, and local organizing,” said Muslim Caucus President Ghazala Salam. “As a diverse national community, we need to come together and strategize how to claim our political power ahead of 2020.”
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The Muslim Caucus is a national organization focused on building movements by organizing Muslim Americans who are directly impacted by the real and present danger of phobia in our everyday civic and political discourse.
Co-Chair Basheer Jones
Cleveland Ward 7 Councilman, city’s first Muslim council representative.
Co-Chair Zarina Baber
Vice Chair of Anoka County Democratic Party. First Muslim Woman to run as the Lt. Governor Minnesota.
This conference has been built with a focus on engaging Muslim voters and begins building long-term Muslim American Electoral Power at the local, state, and national level to build our power beyond 2020 so the multi-ethnic, multi-racial Muslim constituencies can unite as one constituency across America.
The Muslim Caucus conference organizers also plan to help identify issues of common concern at the national and local levels and bridge the gaps between traditional policy advocacy and fights for equality and justice. Including a 2020 Presidential Forum.
Here is what you can expect:
• Connect with a network of impassioned and engaged citizens dedicated to making positive change.
• Contextualize the path to power.
• Commit to organizing as One Constituency.
• Catapult and transform your individual efforts into the power of shared, collective action.
The first annual Muslim Caucus Conference truly is the first of its kind bringing together Muslim American voters, elected officials, and activists to develop a clear roadmap for implementing a policy agenda that centers and organizes Muslim Americans.
Join us in D.C. for the Muslim Collective for Equitable Democracy on July 23-24, 2019.