Emgage launched a nation-wide nonpartisan Get Out The Vote (GOTV) campaign to turn out one million Muslim voters in the 2020 presidential elections. The organizing team of Emgage supported a full-scale, data-driven GOTV operations in the largest ever Muslim American voter mobilization efforts in history. These operations included voter registration efforts, absentee ballots, phone banking, canvassing, and much more. 

Given that ‘Get Out the Vote’ efforts typically involve on-the-grounds community organizing work, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to politically galvanize Muslim American communities in newfound ways to ensure our representation in the 2020 elections. On this end, Emgage conducted virtual absentee ballot trainings, candidate forums, voter registration events, town halls with elected officials, our historic Million Muslim Votes Summit, and much more– all in the service of keeping Muslim Americans politically literate and civically engaged during the most important election of our lifetime.

Ultimately, we succeeded in our Million Muslim Votes campaign, and turned out over one million Muslim voters in the states we operate in.

Mohamed Gula, National Organizing Director, mgula@emgageusa.org 

Aysha Ahmed, Deputy National Organizing Director, aahmed@emgageusa.org