United We Stand?

January 22, 2021


*Trump's Final Days*

Capitol riot suspect plotted to sell stolen Pelosi laptop to Russian intelligence; Police investigating whether lawmakers gave rioters tour of Capitol before siege; Pompeo accuses China of genocide against Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang; 12 National Guard members removed from inauguration mission after vetting; Pentagon probes extremism in U.S. military as thousands of troops guard D.C. after Capitol riot; Sen. Dick Durbin, lawmakers, re-introduce Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act bill; Trump, in last minute flurry, grants 143 pardons, commutations to loyalists;

*Joseph R. Biden Jr. Sworn In as 46th President of The United States*

'Small fire' prompts brief shutdown of Capitol, evacuation of inauguration rehearsal participants; Biden’s inauguration goes off with no security issues; Capitol Police officer Goodman, who faced down pro-Trump mob, escorts Harris at inauguration; Democrats officially control the Senate after Padilla, Ossoff and Warnock are sworn in; Senate confirms Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence, the first Biden Cabinet nominee confirmed; Biden White House promises to bring back ‘truth and transparency’ in first press briefing; Biden rejoins Paris climate agreement, revokes Trump ‘Muslim Ban’ in first executive orders; Biden unveils COVID-19 plan based on 'science not politics' as he signs new initiatives.


 In This Issue 

  • Feature Story: Here’s Our Breakdown of President Biden’s Inaugural Speech
  • First Things First: Why Vice President Harris Can Not Be The Last
  • How to Begin Healing and Uniting Our Country
  • National Vaccine Distribution: Where Have We Gone Wrong?
  • Biden Rescinds the Muslim Ban
  • MPAC Congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Their Inauguration


 Featured Issue 

Here's Our Breakdown of President Biden's Inaugural Speech

MPAC's D.C. Bureau

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 This Week at MPAC'S DC Bureau 

MPAC Policy and Program Coordinator Iman Ali analyzes why the success of women equates to the success of our nation. As we unpack the long journey that brought America a Madame Vice President, we must address those who helped her get there -- and those who actively fought against it. 

MPAC Program Policy Manager M Baqir Mohie El-Deen searches for the origins of our “duty of self-governance” and what "we the people" can do to protect it.

MPAC Human Security Program Manager Prema Rahman explores where our current vaccine distribution process has gone wrong and how the Biden administration offers hope for more efficiency. 

MPAC congratulates President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their inauguration.

MPAC commends President Joe Biden on the decision to reverse the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban, formally known as Executive Order 13769, upon taking office. 


 Good to Know 

      • Debbie Almontaser becomes first Muslim woman to offer prayer at presidential inaugural prayer service

      • Bushra Amiwala, 22, youngest Muslim elected official in U.S.

      • New York Jets hire Robert Saleh as first Muslim head coach in NFL

      • This group is crushing stereotypes about Muslim women who run



- This Week in History -

Jan 17, 1991 - Operation Desert Storm begins, with US-led coalition forces bombing Iraq, during the Gulf War; Jan 21, 1941 - Australian and British troops attack Tobruk, Libya Jan 22, 1517 - Ottoman forces take Cairo, capital of the Mamluk Sultanate; Jan 23, 2015 - Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is crowned King of Saudi Arabia, on the death of this half-brother King Abdullah; Jan 23, 1962 - Libya, Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb

Jan 17, 1946 - United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting; Jan 18, 1779 - John Dickinson is appointed a delegate for Delaware to the Continental Congress Jan 21, 1830 - In Portsmouth, Ohio, African Americans forcibly deported; Jan 21, 1977 - US President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders; Jan 22, 1673 -Postal service between New York & Boston inaugurated; Jan 23, 1845 - Uniform US election day for President & VP authorized; Jan 23, 1933 - 20th amendment, which changed the date of US presidential inaugurations to 20th January, is ratified...





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