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Emgage PAC Endorses Alison Friedman for Congress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                 

May 22, 2018

Contact: Mohamed Gula                                                                                                                       

mgula@emgageaction.org

(937) 867-7277

 

EMGAGE PAC- VIRGINIA ENDORSES ALISON FRIEDMAN FOR  VIRGINIA’S 10TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

McLean, VA–Emgage PAC, the largest Muslim American Federal PAC, has announced its endorsement of Alison Friedman, Democratic candidate for Virginia’s 10th congressional district, for the Democratic primary, which takes place on June 12.

Virginia’s 10th Congressional District is one of the most important congressional races in the entire country. This was an extremely difficult decision given the high caliber of qualified candidates running for the Democratic nomination. Each candidate possesses several great qualities needed to represent Virginia’s 10th district in Congress. However, Alison Friedman’s strong understanding of policy and track record of accomplishments at the federal level give her an edge at a time when our country needs strong leadership in the face of a divisive Administration.  We need this leadership to restore our eroding values as a pluralistic society, protect our economy and national security, and preserve our standing in the world.

Emgage PAC believes that there has never been a more salient time to act and elect a candidate that can represent all constituents in the 10th district regardless of party affiliation, socioeconomic status, faith, or heritage. In these times, Virginia’s 10th congressional district needs a thoughtful leader, and Alison has shown she has the expertise, tenacity, and will to lead, even in the face of growing xenophobia and racism.

Throughout her campaign, Alison has stood up to hateful and dangerous rhetoric in Virginia and has presented comprehensive plans on the issues that Muslim Americans care about most: helping small businesses succeed, focusing on education, offering common sense solutions to gun violence, creating jobs, and helping those who need it the most. For these reasons, it is clear that with Alison Friedman Muslim Americans will have a friend in Virginia’s 10th congressional district

“I am proud to receive the endorsement of Emgage PAC,” Alison said. “Muslim Americans have a rich history in our country and are a growing, vibrant community in the 10th district. I’m excited to represent and advocate for Muslim Americans and all communities in the district in Congress.”  

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Emgage PAC advocates for issues and endorses candidates that support civil liberties, minority rights, and a diverse America, where underrepresented communities are seen as a vital part of the social fabric in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We aim to build strong political support to bring civility to the political discourse and work to ensure that Muslim communities have a voice in our nation’s political dialogue. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Mohamed Gula at (937) 867-7277 or email at mgula@emgageaction.org