Emgage announces launch of the Muslim Civic Table, convening program for Muslim communities
WASHINGTON, DC: Emgage is pleased to announce the launch of the Muslim Civic Table, a new program dedicated to strengthening and connecting Muslim communities, nonprofit organizations, community advocates, and political leaders. To be run at a state level, the Muslim Civic Tables will work to advance equality, justice, opportunity and strive to engage, educate, and activate the Muslim community in the democratic process.
The program will be rolled out officially in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and New York starting January 2023. Virginia / DMV, Florida, and Texas chapters will be launched soon thereafter.
“We are thrilled to launch such an important initiative,” said Emgage CEO Wa’el Alzayat. “The work of our state chapters, nonprofit organizations, community advocates, and political leaders are extraordinary, and this is yet another way of engaging with and uplifting our communities. We are grateful to those who have already partnered with us and look forward to working with even more groups and individuals in the days, weeks, and months to come.”
Early partners include:
Michigan: Michigan Voices; Movement Voter Project; New American Leaders; Abisa; Access; Dream of Detroit; CAIR MI; Institute for Social Policy & Understanding; Islamic House of Wisdom
Pennsylvania: PA Voices; CAIR PA; Muslim League of Voters; Universal Muslim Business Association; Masjidullah; Masjid Mujahideen; United Muslim Masjid; Philadelphia Ramadan & Eid Fund; Aliya Khabir
New York: Muslim Community Network (MCN); Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA); Brooklyn Emerge; Muslim Volunteers 4 NY; NYCET; American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee; The Gambian Youth Organization; SAPNA; Malikah
The Tables will focus on issues most important to their local communities, including voter rights,combating hate, healthcare, education, and crime.
Institutions interested in joining the Table should fill out this form.
Emgage educates and mobilizes Muslim American voters in support of policies that enable our communities to thrive and democracy to flourish. Our programs include Get Out The Vote, voter education, and leadership training.
National Organizing Director