Statements & Press

  • MPAC Congratulates Dilawar Syed

    March 3, 2021
    The White House has announced a historic nomination as Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration - Dilawar Syed. With a long history of entrepreneurship and civic engagement, Mr. Syed brings experience and nuance to the role.

  • MPAC Denounces Vitriol Against Biden Appointees and Nominees of Color

    February 24, 2021
    American ideals dictate that a person’s creed or color do not preclude them from qualifying for a position. Despite their qualifications, perspectives and experiences, Biden Administration appointees of color and of ethnic and religious minority backgrounds have come under attack from right-wing political circles and media. MPAC rejects the weaponization of bigoted and racist views in the process of appointing officials.

  • Becerra: An Ally for Minority Communities

    February 22, 2021
    Xavier Becerra has been a leading force in opposition to the most injurious anti-immigrant policies and an ally for minority populations, especially American Muslims. MPAC offers a recommendation for his confirmation as the Secretary for Health and Human Services by the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

  • MPAC Welcomes Sri Lanka’s Reversal of Forced Cremation Policy and Urges Codification

    February 11, 2021
    After nearly a year of a forced cremations of all COVID-19 victims in Sri Lanka, the policy that had garnered immense international condemnation has been reversed. This marks a clear victory for international religious freedom, a key issue in MPAC’s advocacy.

  • MPAC Congratulates President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Their Inauguration

    January 20, 2021
    Today, President Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris take their oaths of office to inaugurate what we hope will be an administration that mends a broken America and prioritizes the safety and wellbeing of every American. We look forward to engaging this new administration as they lead our nation out of division toward peace and unity.

  • Biden Rescinds the Muslim Ban

    January 20, 2021
    MPAC commends President-elect Joe Biden on the decision to reverse the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban, formally known as Executive Order 13769, upon taking office on January 20. Rescinding the Ban is a starting point for the broader opportunity to achieve comprehensive immigration reform and an economic policy platform that attends to the social divisions that xenophobia plays on in the first place.

  • Protecting Houses of Worship and Faith Communities During Inauguration Week

    January 19, 2021
    A national and state level coalition issued a Joint Threat Assessment (JTA) for the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., that will be held on January 20th, 2021, due to the recent incidents of ideologically-motivated violence. Here are our recommendations on how to stay safe.

  • Letter to Biden From Our American Muslim Coalition

    January 18, 2021
    President-Elect Biden has pledged that his Administration will look like America, and we applaud his efforts to achieve that goal. We co-signed a letter with other American Muslim civil society organizations urging them to include American Muslims as high profile members of public service in the next administration.

  • Why We Must Work Together

    January 12, 2021
    Following the insurrection on Capitol Hill, MPAC reached out to champions of democracy on Capitol Hill to convey our support in their condemnation of the violent acts perpetrated by domestic terrorists on our nation's legislative body.

  • Forced Cremations in Sri Lanka Violate Religious Freedom

    January 11, 2021
    Forced cremation is a forbidden practice in the faith traditions of Islam and Christianity. We ask that the United States initiate an independent investigation into Sri Lanka's policy, its formation, and the harms that have resulted therefrom.


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