Policy Papers

  • Communities Under Assault: Improving Federal Hate Crimes Enforcement

    August 27, 2018
    Hate crimes have been on the rise in the U.S. and the American Muslim community has suffered the greatest increase in reported hate crimes. This paper offers an overview of the strengths and weaknesses in existing hate crime laws with recommendations on how to improve the overall hate crimes legislative landscape.

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  • FAQ: Work to change CVE policies and Safe Spaces Initiative implementation

    May 22, 2018
    We firmly oppose government intrusion in a community’s religious spaces, including government CVE policies and programs. It is unconstitutional for law enforcement to encroach on theological issues within Muslim communities, and we do not want the government to dictate who is a “good Muslim” and who is a “bad Muslim." Additionally, we oppose any measure that singles out Muslim communities, or any other policy that promotes radicalization theory.

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  • After Action Report for Safe Spaces L.A. Pilot Project

    August 31, 2017
    The Safe Spaces model is a public health model for building community resilience and promotes the core values of civic engagement, public safety and healthy identity formation. The model is focused primarily on the underserved population of Muslims, and was piloted at one site, the Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC).

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  • Asking Congress to Respond to Hate Crimes

    May 2, 2017
    No community should have to exist in a state of fear because of their perceived religious beliefs. And yet, for many American Muslim families across the nation, that is our reality. This is why MPAC has made it a policy priority to address the increase in religiously motivated hate crimes.

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  • Policy Brief on Muslim Brotherhood Designation

    February 20, 2017
    The purpose of the brief is to provide an analysis on how the Muslim Brotherhood Designation Act or an Executive Order would nefariously impact American Muslims’ civil liberties.

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  • 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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