President Obama Calls Haris Tarin, Director of MPAC’s DC Office

July 14, 2011


On Wednesday, July 13, President Barack Obama called Haris Tarin, the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Director of the Washington, DC, office, to thank him for his and MPAC’s continuous work with the Muslim American community and the nation at large. 

SEE: President Obama Calls Young Leaders

In the conversation, Obama thanked Tarin for his diligent work in engaging young leaders, developing interfaith intiatives, fostering a narrative of empowerment and ensuring the Muslim American community has a voice in our civic and political process.

Tarin said to the president that MPAC and other Muslim American institutions’ work is rooted in the commitment to the nation and Islam. The conversation between Tarin and the president is a testament to the ongoing efforts of the Muslim American community and its contribution to our nation’s well-being.

The president also called Reshma Saujani, a prominent Indian American who works with young business owners and advocates, and Erik Kamrath, who was thanked for his efforts with the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, and student aid.

The president acknowledged the difference their work, and other young people like them, make every day by engaging the community to help solve issues that affect all Americans.

MPAC believes the Muslim American community is an integral part of the American fabric. Those who seek to marginalize the voices of Muslim Americans are doing a disservice to our nation and the values it was founded upon.

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