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WHAT

IS OUR

MISSION?

Free will and self-determination are basic human rights that are under assault in a manner and scale not seen since World War II. Across the globe, ultra-nationalist parties and politicians have successfully directed the powers of the state to persecute ethnic and religious minorities. From India to Burma, to China, tens of millions of people are being denied their basic rights simply because they belong to a minority group.

Within U.S. borders, the rise of far-right extremism, White supremacy, and systemic inequities within the criminal justice system are threatening to devolve American society. We are arguably more divided now than any other time in modern American history.

As an organization committed to the rights and dignity of all individuals, our focus on domestic and international crises in the scope of human rights, equitable treatment, and religious freedoms is vital to our work. To ensure that we as Americans stand on the right side of history, we are working to initiate Congressional and Administrative actions to protect the liberties of ALL people.

our priorities

FAITH

As a Muslim American organization, we are guided by our faith to seek and uphold justice. "Truly God commands justice, virtue, and giving to kinsfolk, and He forbids indecency, wrong, and rebelliousness." (16:90)

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LOBBYING

In our Emgage Action 501(c)4 capacity, we are able to effectively lobby Congress on policies important to the community. We are able to hold individual elected officials accountable on the issues and are able to take clearly defined stances on legislation.

CONNECTION

We connect our community to their elected officials to lobby policies important to us. We are able to hold individual elected officials accountable on the issues and are able to take clearly defined stances on legislation.

TAKING ACTION

Our issue advocacy is our way of advancing policies to seek a more just and equitable society. We cannot want for ourselves what we do not wish for our brothers and sisters as well. Emgage Action also focuses on collaboration across the political gamut in order to best serve our advocacy work.

our Presence on the hill

Through our presence on the Hill, Emgage Action is here to provide you updates in real-time on the most crucial legislation that we’re tracking in Congress. We are here to be your one stop shop to stay up-to-date on (1) the multitude of legislative priorities that are most important to the Muslim American community and (2) how YOUR elected officials vote and prioritize your concerns.

"Through Emgage Action's advocacy efforts and close engagement with Congress members, we hope to center the legislative priorities of the diverse set of Muslim American communities. Too much is at stake for us to not do everything we can to preserve our pluralistic democracy, which is why we're committed to uplifting the voices of Millions of Muslim Americans and the issues they care most about."
Wa'el Alzayat
Emgage Action CEO
“To ensure the legislative priorities of the Muslim American community remain front and center, the policy team at Emgage Action is committed to maintaining close relationships with members of Congress from across the country.”
Iman awad
Emgage Action Deputy Director & Policy Director
"Highlighting the voices of communities subjugated to xenophobia or oppression motivates all of our advocacy work. With the global rise of far-right regimes and fringe groups, democratic procedures and religious freedoms have come under-fire. It is our job to ensure the we stand on the right side of history, which is why our work to keep law makers engaged on issues of human rights and equitable treatment for all, whether domestic or foreign, is needed now more than ever."
Hashim R. Syed
Emgage Action Policy Analyst
"With the future of our democracy uncertain, Emgage Action's efforts to advocate for legislation that will positively impact and empower the Muslim American community are more important than ever. Our working relationship with Congress and strong commitment to democratic values is meant to ensure the Muslim American community is heard."
Hanna Dasoo
Emgage Action Policy Analyst
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Emgage is educating, engaging and empowering Muslim American communities. As we move forward in this critical work we need your support. Please donate now to help us build a better tomorrow.