Emgage PAC Pennsylvania announces Muslims for Parker press conference in support of Cherelle Parker

PHILADELPHIA – Emgage PAC Pennsylvania will join other Muslim leaders and elected officials at the Muslims for Parker Press Conference in support of Cherelle Parker. Emgage PAC Pennsylvania endorsed Cherelle Parker for mayor of Philadelphia in April 2023. 

Cherelle Parker, State Senator Sharif Street, Councilmember Curtis Jones, Jr., Business Manager of Philadelphia Building Trades and Laborers District Council Ryan Boyer, Emgage PAC Pennsylvania Executive Director Salima Suswell, and Emgage PAC Pennsylvania Chair Abdul Mughees Chaudhri will attend and provide remarks. Members of the community and members of the press are welcome to attend. 

Date: Thursday, May 11

Time: 2:15-3:00pm

Location: 665 North Broad Street, Philadelphia PA, 19123 

“Throughout our rigorous endorsement process, as well as our mayoral candidate forum, Parker clearly stood out as the best leader for our city, given her stance on public safety, education, healthcare, social and criminal justice, and engagement with the Muslim community,” said Salima Suswell, Executive Director of Emgage PAC Pennsylvania. “We are confident that she will be a strong ally to the Philadelphia Muslim community, and we will be encouraging our community to get out and vote to ensure that Muslim voices are represented in this critical election. This press conference supporting her candidacy seeks to do precisely this.” 

Parker has a proven track record and has done outstanding work as a former state representative and two-term Philadelphia city council member. Parker’s engagement with the Philadelphia Muslim community has been exemplary over the years, particularly with the support she has offered to mosques in the 9th Council District, which she formerly represented. 

The primary election will take place on May 16, 2023.