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Emgage PAC Endorses Tampa Mayoral Candidate Harry Cohen

February 13, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Emgage PAC Endorses Tampa Mayoral Candidate Harry Cohen

Tampa, FL – Emgage PAC, the largest Muslim American political action committee in the nation, announced its endorsement of Tampa City Councilman Harry Cohen for Mayor of Tampa. Emgage PAC believes that Councilman Cohen offers a vision for Tampa that is forward-looking and inspiring. We believe he has the experience, credentials, and a strong grasp of the issues vital to lead Tampa into the future.

Emgage PAC strongly believes that Councilman Cohen’s two terms on city council give him the right tools and experiences needed to lead Tampa. His emphasis on infrastructure including issues such as transportation, the impacts of climate change and affordable housing are at the core of what needs to be addressed within Tampa as more people move into the region. We share Councilman Cohen’s commitment to diversity and belief that the diversity of our communities makes the city of Tampa stronger.

“This endorsement is very important to me because it demonstrates that I will get things done for all of Tampa’s citizens. As Mayor, I will be committed to making sure that Tampa’s Muslim Americans have a seat at the table and will work with organizations like Emgage to build a better Tampa for everyone.” – Councilman Cohen

Yasir Biloo, Chairman of Emgage PAC Florida stated, This election has a number of qualified candidates who are capable of leading the City of Tampa. However, Emgage PAC strongly believes Harry Cohen is the best choice. Between now and election day, Emgage PAC is going to mobilize Muslim American voters across the city to help elect Harry Cohen as the next Mayor of Tampa.”

Emgage PAC counts 12 thousand Muslim American voters in the City of Tampa and was instrumental in helping Mayor Bob Buckhorn reach the runoff in 2011. For more information please contact David Sleeth at dsleeth@emgageaction.org

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Contact: Rummi Khan: press@emgageaction.org, David Sleeth: dsleeth@emgageaction.org

Emgage PAC is a bipartisan, national political action committee that supports state and federal candidates, primarily in battleground states, based on their support for civil rights, minority rights and a diverse America where underrepresented communities are seen as a part of the social fabric of our nation. For more information visit www.emgagepac.org.