Policy Papers

  • 2016 Presidential Voter Guide

    September 1, 2016
    This guide will inform American Muslim voters on where the presidential candidates stand on issues impacting our lives. Get informed. Get empowered. Speak with your vote.

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  • Presidential Primary Community Toolkit

    February 26, 2016
    This year, we have partnered with Emerge USA to bring you our "2016 Presidential Primary Community Guide." Engaging policymakers, being informed and staying involved is the cornerstone of our work at Emerge USA and MPAC. In the face of adverse narratives in American politics, we urge you -- the American Muslim voter -- to engage in multiple ways.

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  • Human Rights Report Card on Muslim Countries

    December 30, 2014
    MPAC's Human Rights Report Card for Muslim Countries is a research project assessing the human rights record of nine countries that profess to have Islamic governments, i.e. their constitution and system of governance are based on Islamic guidelines.

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  • Drones as an Instrument of U.S. Foreign Policy

    November 17, 2014
    This paper aims to advance MPAC’s commitment to represent and advocate on behalf of the American Muslim community in order to establish policy positions on the international use of drones. As drones have been used exclusively in Muslim-majority countries and even used to target Americans, there is an urgent need to analyze the use of drones and advocate for changes in how they are being used by the U.S. government.

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  • Congressional Report Card: Grading Our 113th Congress

    October 17, 2014
    Our elected leaders are sent to Washington to represent the interest of their constituents. MPAC hopes to provide a brief look on each leader and how well they align with MPAC’s views, so American Muslim voters can also take that into account when making decisions on November 4th, 2014.

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  • Domestic Drones: Implications for Privacy and Due Process in the United States

    September 8, 2014
    From law enforcement to Amazon, the use of drones will transform the physical and legal landscape of our country. As their uses rise, several concerns remain unresolved. In this report, we analyze existing laws and proposed legislation, and share our recommendations that address rising concerns.

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  • FAQs on MPAC's Stance on Intervention in Syria

    September 28, 2013
    MPAC's stance to intervene in Syria has not been made lightly and not without intense internal debate. This is not a clean-cut situation, nor one without several side effects - irrespective of what action (or lack of) is taken. Several concerned parties have approached us to better understand why and how we made such a decision. Below are answers to several frequently asked questions and concerns.

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  • A Nation of Immigrants

    September 17, 2013
    This paper is a part of MPAC’s larger immigration campaign, which has included events within the DC area. Future components of the campaign include townhalls, national conference calls, and coalition building.

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  • On Intervention in Syria

    September 6, 2013
    The use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria has increased the atrocities in an already tragic situation. With more than 1,400 people killed in a single attack, the U.S. has found itself facing a dilemma: Do we allow the flagrant violation of an international prohibition on the use of chemical weapons to go unanswered, or do we enforce the international norms protecting civilians from their use?

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  • 2013 Los Angeles Mayoral Election Guide

    May 9, 2013
    During each election cycle, MPAC reaches out to the leading candidates to engage them on the issues that are important to American Muslim voters. To this effect, we share this "2013 Los Angeles Mayor Election Guide" to help you make an informed choice when you go to the polls on Tuesday, May 21.

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