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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 ...

Jetpac Launches Youth Civic Education Program

We are proud to have partnered with the Islamic Center of Boston in Wayland, MA to pilot our Youth Civic Education Program, a weekend course that teach high school students about government and leadership. As part of our core mission to increase the civic education and political engagement of American Muslims, Jetpac’s Youth Civic Education ...

Jetpac Awarded Pillars Fund Grant

We are excited to announce that Jetpac is a 2018 recipient of the Pillars Fund grant award! This generous grant supports Jetpac’s work to expand our programming and further our mission to train and activate American Muslims leaders in the civic space. About Pillars: Since 2010, Pillars has invested in opportunities for American Muslims to ...

What a Year!

What a Year! Thank You for a Great 2017 2017 was a landmark year for us here at Jetpac. Despite ongoing anti-Muslim policy and rhetoric, we were able to not only sustain, but to flourish in our work. The Jetpac team grew from one to three full-time employees this year, and we hope to add ...

Suzan El-Rayess at “Voices of Change, Voices of America” Training

Director of Operations Suzan El-Rayess on “Voices of Change, Voices of America” Training Our Director of Operations, Suzan El-Rayess, was among just 20 Muslims selected from 400 applicants for a workshop focused on storytelling, leadership, and media training. Here is a reflection on her experience, in her own words: Earlier this month, I spent a ...

Molly LaFlesh Joins the Jetpac Team

Welcome Molly! With increasing numbers of American Muslims running for office, Jetpac’s work is ramping up. We welcome Molly LaFlesh to the team at this key moment. A longtime Jetpac volunteer, you may know Molly as Nadeem Mazen’s assistant for the past eighteen months. She joins us as our first-ever Program, Development, and Events Coordinator. …

Jetpac’s Growing Team

Suzan El-Rayess joins the Jetpac team! The Jetpac team is growing! We are excited to announce Suzan El-Rayess has joined Jetpac as Director of Operations, Strategy & Development. Suzan comes to Jetpac with a career in public-sector leadership, having served as an advisor to multiple candidates and elected officials at the City and State levels. …

Jetpac’s Shaun Kennedy joins American Muslim Democratic Caucus Advisory Board

Founded in 2008, the American Muslim Democratic Caucus (AMDC) is a national-level political organization working to enhance the meaningful participation of all American Muslims in the electoral process through its network of thirteen state-level chapters. Jetpac Executive Director and Co-Founder Shaun Kennedy was invited to join AMDC. “I’m humbled and excited to be joining the …