Policy Papers

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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