May 21, 2020
Contact: Amara Majeed
ADVISORY: National Muslim Org Celebrates Eid With Dr. Jill Biden
This Sunday, Emgage PAC, the largest Muslim American federal political action committee, is celebrating Eid with Dr. Jill Biden. Previously, Emgage PAC endorsed Joe Biden for President.
This program is one of the many ways that Emgage has been politically organizing Muslim American communities in newfound ways, despite COVID-19. Throughout this quarantine period and during the month of Ramadan, Emgage has had countless virtual town halls with elected officials, and virtual engagements, including our grand virtual Ramadan iftar, filled with high-profile elected officials such as Sen. Tim Kaine, Rep. Elissa Slotkin, Rep. Debbie Dingell, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Biden’s senior policy adviser, Tony Blinken, and so many others.
“Muslim American communities are politically galvanizing in newfound ways, despite these COVID-19 times, to elect a leader that represents our interests. We are even using our most important holidays like Ramadan and Eid as platforms to engage our Muslim American communities with political figures, which is very profound, and demonstrates how much we are prioritizing the 2020 Presidential Elections. We are so honored to have Dr. Jill Biden celebrate Eid with us, and cannot wait to discuss how a potential Biden administration will engage with Muslim American communities.” – Wa’el Alzayat, CEO of Emgage PAC
WHAT: Emgage PAC’s Eid al-Fitr Call With Dr. Jill Biden
WHEN: Sunday, 5/24, at 6-6:30 PM
WHERE: Register here for the link.
Emgage PAC is the first Muslim American federal political action committee. It is a bipartisan, national political action committee that supports state and federal candidates based on their support for civil rights, minority rights, and a diverse America. The committee has endorsed and financially supported candidates across the country that espouse such values. Further, the committee produces a variety of voter-education products, including candidate profiles and endorsement cards, in the service of educating and engaging local communities in voting processes. In 2018, Emgage PAC helped elect 138 candidates to local, state, and national office. Emgage PAC has national headquarters in Washington, D.C., with five state chapters (Florida, Michigan, Texas, Virginia, Pennsylvania), and affiliate partners in California, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Illinois, and Ohio.