On April 16, 2020, Emgage PAC, the nation’s largest Muslim American political action committee, endorsed Joe Biden for the 2020 presidential election. “I am honored to receive the endorsement of Emgage PAC,” said Biden in a statement. “From small business owners creating jobs to health care professionals on the front lines fighting COVID-19, Muslim-Americans contribute every day to the fabric and success of our nation. As president, I will stand up for Muslim communities across the country, immediately repeal Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, and embrace diversity as a core strength of our nation, not demonize it.”
Emgage PAC joins Senator Bernie Sanders, whom Emgage endorsed in the Democratic Primary, and former President Barack Obama in calling upon all Americans to unite behind Joe Biden so we can restore our democracy and preserve our values. Joe Biden’s commitment to rolling-back discriminatory policies, including the Muslim Ban and mass detention of migrants and family separation, his dedication to raising the annual refugees admissions cap to at least 125,000, his support for comprehensive immigration and criminal justice reform, his strong belief in a rules-based international system, his determination to protect the environment, among many other positions on key issues, make him the clear choice to assume the most powerful office in the land.
“Emgage PAC is proud to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for president. Our nation, and indeed the world, are at a crossroad. Beyond the immediate devastation caused by COVID-19, we are facing an all-out assault against democratic principles and values at home and abroad that we have not seen since the rise of fascism and Nazisim early in the 20th century. We appreciate Biden’s acknowledgement and support of Muslim American communities, and envision our voices being represented through his presidency. Joe Biden is the type of leader who can restore America’s promise to its citizens, especially its most vulnerable, and to the world..” –Wa’el Alzayat, CEO of Emgage PAC