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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 ...

Boston Muslim Youth Canvassers Educate Neighbors on Gun Violence

This past Sunday, local Muslim youth from the Boston area gathered to knock doors in Cambridge and educate our neighbors about gun violence as part of Jetpac’s Youth Ramadan Knockathon. In the hours leading up to maghrib, Muslim youth knocked over 425 doors in East Cambridge to raise awareness about an issue on the hearts ...

Kareem Kandil Graduates Jetpac Fellowship Program

Kareem Kandil, a Jetpac Fellow and engineer setting his sights on Pennsylvania’s 30th House District, is known for his activism in minority communities in the broader Pittsburgh region. Our most recent graduate of the Public Service Fellowship program, Kareem volunteered for Bernie Sanders’ primary campaign and later campaigned for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential ...

Jetpac in Your Community

The Jetpac team was excited and grateful to visit the beautiful Islamic Community Center of Tempe, Arizona earlier this month. We taught two sessions of our Youth Civic Education Program and presented about our work and the civic landscape for the American Muslim community. We’d love to join you at your upcoming Iftar gathering to ...

Youth Knockathon Signup Deadline Extended

Jetpac has extended the signup deadline for our youth-led Knockathon Campaign taking place this Ramadan.  The Knockathon is a fun and engaging canvassing campaign for youth ages 12-20. Over the next month, youth who join the Knockathon Campaign will learn core aspects of civic engagement and community organizing and gain first-hand experience with issue-based advocacy. ...

Meet our Newest Fellow: Tahirah Amatul-Wadud

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud is running in the Democratic primary for U.S. Congress in Massachusetts’ First District. A lawyer, mother, and a community leader, she came to Jetpac to prepare herself to run for office. “Running for office as a Muslim presents its own challenge. I was [unprepared] as a Muslim running for office,” Tahirah said, adding ...

Jetpac Fellow on the Cover of TIME

Source: Bushra Amiwala Congratulations to Bushra Amiwala, Jetpac Fellow and candidate for Cook County, IL Commission. You can find her on the January 29, 2018 cover of TIME Magazine. Bushra went into politics to change the narrative about Muslim women. She announced her intention to run for office to give “a voice to her underrepresented ...