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  • Indiana and Religious Freedom for All

    April 10, 2015
    Indiana’s proposed Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) has stirred controversy in that it could make it easier for private entities to discriminate against minorities. The law would raise the standard of scrutiny for discrimination cases, defending potentially discriminatory actions in court under the guise of religious freedom.

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  • US Strikes Nuclear Deal with Iran

    April 3, 2015
    After months of hard bargaining, a nuclear deal with Iran was finally announced yesterday in Switzerland. While the deal may not achieve everything that the US or some of its allies want, it places real limits on Iran’s program and prevents Iran from building a bomb for at least the next ten years.

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  • Stating the Obvious: The Occupation of Palestine Must End

    March 27, 2015
    President Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough spoke to J-Street’s annual conference on Monday, pushing back against recent statements coming from Israel regarding Palestine. In front of 3,000 delegates, McDonough told the pro-Israel and pro-two-state group that the occupation of Palestinians had to end and that the United States still believed in a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

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  • When Political Theater Endangers America

    March 13, 2015
    This week, a letter signed by 47 Senators (all Republican) was sent to Iran’s leaders claiming that any agreement that is reached would likely not last past the Obama presidency, since it would be a mere executive agreement, subject to the whims of the next President or Congress. The letter went on to school Iran on American constitutional principles, including how Senators may stay in office long after President Obama has left office

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  • Director of Media & Communications

    March 27, 2015
    Please send your resume, cover letter and writing samples to Jobs@mpac.org by February 15, 2015. No phone calls, please.

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  • Announcing the 24th Annual MPAC Media Awards

    March 25, 2015
    I’m happy to share with you that the 24th Annual MPAC Media Awards, honoring “Voices of Courage and Conscience,” will be held on May 2nd, at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.

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  • February Media Appearances

    February 28, 2015
    In order to change the manner in which the media tells stories about Muslims, we need to speak out and share our perspectives on the issues that impact us most. Below, you will find our media appearances for the month of February.

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  • Setting the Record Straight on MSNBC, CNN and C-SPAN

    February 26, 2015
    Last week, the White House held its first summit on countering violent extremism (CVE), inviting communities, faith and civic leaders, where Vice President Joe Biden applauded MPAC’s Safe Spaces Initiative.

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  • Safe Spaces Initiative Community Forum

    March 30, 2015
    Yesterday, MPAC achieved a milestone at the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC), where we held our first community forum about our Safe Spaces Initiative (SSI). Alejandro Beutel, author of the Safe Spaces Initiative toolkit and an independent researcher, presented the initiative to the ICSC community.

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  • Honoring Voices Who Empower the Voiceless

    March 27, 2015
    This year, we proudly presented our “Empowering Voices” award to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Journalist and Producer of “Serial,” Sarah Koenig, and iconic civil rights leader, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA05), who received MPAC's “Lifetime Achievement Award.”

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  • Leadership Opportunities for Young American Muslims

    March 25, 2015
    We are so excited to announce that this summer, we have three opportunities for young American Muslims to become involved with MPAC! Our annual Young Leaders Summits are just around the corner and we’re also accepting applications for our summer internship program and inaugural Congressional Leadership Development Program (CLDP).

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  • Director of Development & Marketing

    March 21, 2015
    The Director of Development & Marketing creates and implements a comprehensive plan to generate external support (revenue and awareness) to move MPAC’s strategic goals forward. Opportunity to build a department with broad discretion to create a team in a nationally established and growing public understanding & policy non-profit.

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