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NEW: a record 168 Muslim candidates were on the ballot in 2020

NEW: a record 168 Muslim candidates were on the ballot in 2020

Exciting news! We joined efforts with CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), and MPower Change to release a preliminary report on Muslim candidate performance in the 2020 elections. This report shows the rapid growth of American Muslim political power across the country. When we run for office and organize in our communities, we simultaneously shatter stereotypes …

Muslim candidates again make history in 2020

Muslim candidates again make history in 2020

A record 110 candidates who identify as Muslim were on ballots across the 24 states on November 3rd with more than half projected to win (WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/6/20) — Jetpac, a representation-driven organization that trains American Muslims who want to run for office, The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and …

IMPORTANT INSIGHT ON AMERICAN MUSLIM VOTERS

[August 25 2020] Today, Jetpac joined a coalition of national Muslim organizations to release results of a pre-election poll that surveyed Muslims across the US on the issues and policy priorities that matter to our communities. Read the full results. Watch the livestream on Facebook. We're proud to have been a part of this incredibly important ...

Nation Muslim Civic Groups Call on Bloomberg to Condemn Surveillance

Muslim Advocacy Groups Call on Bloomberg To Apologize for Harmful Surveillance   (Boston, New York City, Washington D.C.) - Muslim advocacy groups The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), MPOWER Change, Emgage, and Jetpac today sent the following letter to Mike Bloomberg asking him to apologize for the New York City Police Department’s attacks on ...

Muslim Groups Call for Probe of Revere City Councilor’s Islamophobic Social Media Posts

Muslim Groups Call for Probe of Revere City Councilor’s Islamophobic Social Media Posts

For Immediate Release: CONTACT: Mohammed Missouri, Executive Director, Jetpac, 508-306-1038, mohammed@jet-pac.com; Nazia Ashraful, Government Affairs Director, CAIR-Massachusetts, 857-770-1557, nashraful@cair.com (BOSTON, MA, 10/2/19) — Jetpac and the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MA) today jointly called for a full investigation by the City of Revere, Mass., into whether City Councilor George Rotondo, Jr. …

Welcoming Jetpac’s New Executive Director

Welcoming Jetpac’s New Executive Director

We’re very excited to welcome Mohammed Missouri as our new Executive Director! Mohammed is joining us after working for several years in Massachusetts politics, most recently as Communications Director and Senior Policy Advisor for State Sen. Jamie Eldridge. “Muslims in America know what it’s like to have fewer rights than others. We know what it’s ...

Jetpac & The Moth

Jetpac hosted The Moth at the end of January for a storytelling workshop! 15 American Muslims from the Greater Boston Area participated in this opportunity to refine their storytelling skills and present their stories to invited guests. The Moth is a nonprofit organization based in NYC that specializes in the art and science of storytelling. …

Jummah with Jetpac

We are excited to announce a new “Jummah with Jetpac” campaign! Starting this fall, the Jetpac team plans to visit 44 jummahs across Massachusetts, meeting new members of the community and spreading our mission to advance American Muslim leadership and engagement with political advocacy. You can be part of the Jummah with Jetpac campaign by ...

The Muslim Ban: Laws and Policies Should Represent Us All

It starts on the campaign trail, then at the ballot box. Our country’s history reached a terrifying new low this week as President Trump and his administration live out their campaign promises to expel Latinx immigrants and ban Muslims from entering the U.S. With the heart wrenching images of children being separated from their families ...

Meet Omar Khoshafa

Boston’s Omar Khoshafa is one of the many American Muslims we have watched grow and harness their own civic leadership. Formerly a Harvard Presidential Fellow at Jetpac, Omar is now working at Boston City Hall in the Mayor’s office, and he still takes time to help with Jetpac initiatives. Most recently, Omar mentored Muslim youth ...