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RECENT NEWS

  • New Immigration Policies Harm American Families

    April 21, 2017
    In the months following President Trump’s January 25th executive order regarding immigration and border security, there has been a significant increase in Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids and deportations. Within a span of three months, ICE arrested over 21,000 immigrants – including 5,441 with no criminal record.

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  • Here’s How You Can Take Advantage of The Congressional Recess

    April 14, 2017
    For the next two weeks, the entire Congress will be in recess; working from their district offices back home. This is the perfect opportunity for you to engage with your Members of Congress (MOCs) on issues that you care about.

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  • The Religious Left and social justice

    April 13, 2017
    Religiosity gives a particular position the imprimatur of a moral highground. Historically, this high ground has been used by conservative groups to add a layer of justification and ownership to a policy position.

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  • Sanctuary policies make us more, not less safe

    March 30, 2017
    California is leading an effort to protect immigrant communities from the fear and terror caused by ICE raids. Senate Bill 54 (SB 54) — a sanctuary state bill — would prevent California law enforcement agencies from aiding in immigration enforcement.

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  • Meet Our Spring 2017 Communications Intern, Roya Ayub

    April 11, 2017
    As a senior studying marketing at George Mason University I have learned that my passion for marketing can also benefit the American Muslim community through MPAC. In these troubling times I know that there are many children facing the same challenges as I once did and I hope to help them in the way I know best. Throughout my years at GMU I have learned that when marketing successfully you can influence anyones thoughts and change their perceptions on even the worst stereotypes.

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  • Meet Our Spring 2017 Policy Intern, Yasmeen Kaboud

    April 7, 2017
    As the spring Government and Policy intern for MPAC, I hope to gain experience and insight into the workings of DC in order to start a career in public policy. I am currently a junior at the University of Pennsylvania studying Political Science and American History, with a minor in American Sign Language. My passion for engagement and leadership has led me to take on leadership positions in APO (a service organization at Penn) and in Penn Singers (Penn’s light opera company).

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  • Senate Unanimously Votes to Denounce Hate Crimes

    April 6, 2017
    Last night, the United States Senate voted unanimously to pass Senate Resolution 118 denouncing hate crimes against Muslims, Jews, and other minorities, affirming that we are a country that stands united in condemning hate. The drafting, introduction, and passage of this resolution is the result of a joint advocacy effort between MPAC and Emerge USA. We ensured that the resolution went beyond rhetoric and resolves that the government take concrete steps to address hate crimes.

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  • Obama Official Joins Our Team

    March 28, 2017
    I am excited to share with you that former White House Senior Associate Director of Public Engagement, Zaki Barzinji, will be consulting and advising our policy team in the MPAC DC office as a Senior Policy Advisor. Zaki will assist in developing a succinct policy agenda for federal and state issues, broadening MPAC’s network of advocacy partners, and establishing relationships with key policymakers.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • May
    04
    Trump and the New Politics of Immigration [Chicago]
    MPAC is partnering with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs to bring experts - across the political spectrum - to discuss the economic and national security implications of the new Administration’s immigration policies. Join us in Chicago on May 4 at 6 pm.
  • May
    06
    MPAC Media Awards
    In these unique and challenging times, it is more important than ever to recognize the people and projects using art and media to create resistance through storytelling. Join us for our 26th annual gala!

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