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  • MPAC Joins Rally for Gaza at Rally in Front of White House

    August 7, 2014
    Tens of thousands of people from around the United States joined together in front of the White House to protest the horrifying violence in Gaza. Both MPAC's Washington, DC office and Western New York chapter (MPAC-WNY) stood in solidarity with stand in solidarity with so many other diverse people demanding human rights for Palestinians at the national rally.

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  • MPAC Joins Calls for Greater Attention to Children in Immigration Custody

    August 7, 2014
    In recent months, a large influx of unaccompanied minors from Central American countries across the border has reignited a furious debate over immigration reform. All people, especially children, must be treated humanely, with justice, and not exploited because of their legal status.

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  • Meet L.A. Intern Marwan Osman

    August 7, 2014
    Rising college freshman Marwan Osman’s strong interest in creating a voice for American Muslims brought him to MPAC this summer as an intern. He believes in the importance of working to reduce Islamophobia and stereotypes against Islam and Muslims by displaying Islam's peaceful ways.

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  • MPAC Promotes Unity & Civic Engagement at Orange County EidFest

    August 7, 2014
    Last Saturday, MPAC took part in Orange County’s Annual Eid Festival held in Anaheim, CA. Attended by thousands, the event featured table displays from dozens of organizations, as well as their efforts in providing a celebration for the holiday. It was a great opportunity for Muslims, as well as non-Muslims, to learn more about Eid and Islam.

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  • America’s Shameful Lonely Vote

    August 1, 2014
    This week, President Barack Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice delivered remarks to the National Jewish Leaders Assembly in Washington, D.C., which were nothing short of a series of blindly one-sided comments.

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  • Meet LA Intern Yusra Khafagi

    July 31, 2014
    A third-year student at UC Irvine, Yusra Khafagi is interning at MPAC this summer with the intention of maximizing her exposure to the American Muslim political process and developing first-hand experience with the fast-paced nature of public relations and policy work.

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  • ACTION ALERT: Meet with Your Representative in District Office During Congressional Recess

    July 31, 2014
    During the next few weeks, your senators and representatives will be home working in their district offices. Take advantage of the Congressional recess by reaching out to your elected official to discuss issues that are important to you. Here are some easy and effective ways to schedule a meeting!

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  • Al-Marayati Speaks at Long Beach Hate Crime Press Conference

    July 31, 2014
    Last week, MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati, Community Outreach Fellow Marwa Abdelghani, I am Change Fellow Abeer Gaber, alongside interns Waffa Abu-Hajar and Hythem Sbita, attended a Long Beach Police Department press conference for a Muslim woman who recently experienced a hate crime.

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  • MPAC President Speaks at Interfaith Festival of Unity

    July 31, 2014
    MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati spoke at the IMAN Center Interfaith Iftar in Los Angeles over the weekend. The panel was a diverse group of rabbis, Christian clergy, and Muslim community organizers who came together to call for peace and unity in response to hate and violence.

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  • Apply Now for MPAC Fall Internships in DC & LA

    July 31, 2014
    MPAC is now accepting applications for its fall internship program in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. If you are passionate about getting more involved in your Muslim community, becoming an active citizen, and helping shape public opinion and policy about issues like Islamophobia, civil rights and youth engagement, then apply today. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 22, 2014.

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  • CNN Belief Blog Publishes MPAC Op-ed Critiquing Obama

    July 29, 2014
    Yesterday, CNN’s Belief Blog published an op-ed called “President Obama's Ramadan Slap at Muslims” by Salam Al-Marayati, President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. The op-ed describes how the President’s pro-Israel remarks at the annual White House Iftar left guests and many American Muslims feeling “shocked and dismayed” and called it a talking point that “is code for whitewashing decades of atrocities committed against the people of Gaza.”

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  • MPAC Prays for Peace and Freedom for All this Eid

    July 28, 2014
    The Muslim Public Affairs Council wishes everyone a joyous Eid ul-Fitr at the conclusion of this blessed month of Ramadan. This Eid, we stand in solidarity with all who throughout Ramadan have faced atrocities, injustice and have been struggling for their freedom. Our hearts are with those who have faced bloodshed in Palestine, horrifying human rights violations in Syria, ongoing slaughter in Myanmar and all who are oppressed.

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  • Support MPAC's Work to Eliminate Hatred

    July 25, 2014
    Let me tell you about a civil rights case we have been working on recently. At this moment, you might be thinking – “MPAC works on policy, not on civil rights, doesn’t it?” In reality, we leverage our government relations to directly defend and secure the rights of American Muslims, both to aid individuals and to shape policies that impact all of us.

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  • Al-Marayati Continues 'Medina Constitution' Lecture Series at Masjid Bilal in L.A.

    July 25, 2014
    The Bilal Islamic Center in south Los Angeles hosted MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati last weekend for a talk about the parallels between the Medina Constitution and the U.S. Constitution. The Medina Constitution is the social contract created between the Prophet Muhammad with leaders of other faith communities.

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  • Looking for Real Change? Invest in Emerging Changemakers in Hollywood, Media & Policy by Investing in MPAC

    July 25, 2014
    In the giving spirit of Ramadan, please invest in the emerging voices of American Muslim filmmakers, journalists and policymakers by donating to MPAC Foundation today. Your donation will be tax deductible and is Zakat eligible.

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  • Meet Hollywood Bureau Intern Waffa Abu-Hajar

    July 25, 2014
    With her fiery passion for media and entertainment, Waffa Abu-Hajar was attracted to interning in the Hollywood Bureau at MPAC. She is currently entering her last year at Temple City High School and is hoping to attend the California State University of Fullerton to major in Broadcast Journalism.

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  • Al-Marayati Discusses ‘Tyrant’ at Television Critics Association Event

    July 24, 2014
    This week, MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati joined "Tyrant" Executive Producer Howard Gordon and Muslims on Screen and Television (MOST) for a panel discussion with the Television Critics Association to explore the show's portrayal of the Middle East and the public's response.

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  • What Kerry Should do During his MidEast Trip

    July 22, 2014
    Over 560 Palestinians have lost their lives due to Israeli military aggression in Gaza in just three weeks, more than half of them in the past five days. Yesterday, President Barack Obama expressed “serious concerns” over civilian deaths in Gaza, dispatched Secretary of State John Kerry to Cairo to “push for an immediate cessation of hostilities” and announced $47 million in humanitarian aid for the people of Gaza. Humanitarian aid is badly needed; so too is dealing with the roots of the conflict. Now that Kerry is in the region, what should he push for?

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  • ACTION ALERT: Take Action on Gaza Today

    July 21, 2014
    In an effort to halt the suffering of the people of Gaza, the Muslim Public Affairs Council encourages American Muslims to leverage the power of the last ten days of Ramadan by participating in the “10-10-100” Campaign, a national effort launched today to “create immediate and real change for the people of Gaza.”

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  • Want to Change the Status Quo? Support MPAC Young Leaders Program this Month

    July 19, 2014
    After attending the Government Young Leaders Summit, we cannot stress enough how important it is for the Summit to continue to provide access and train young American Muslim leaders in how to effectively engage with our policy makers and advance the political condition of American Muslims.

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