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  • MPAC Staff Attends 57th Presidential Inauguration

    January 23, 2013
    Earlier this week, MPAC staff in Washington, DC, attended events commemorating the 57th Inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. The festivities began on Monday with the public ceremony that included musical performances, the inaugural address and the ceremonial swearing in of the president and vice president by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts

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  • MPAC Congratulates<br> President Obama on His Re-Election

    November 7, 2012
    MPAC congratulates President Barack Obama for winning a second term as President of the United States of America. At the Election Night Results Party held in the Washington, DC area last night, over 150 American Muslims gathered to await the results and broke into applause and cheering when the results were announce

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  • Make Your Voice Heard: The Importance of Voting

    November 2, 2012
    Whoever said one vote doesn’t make a difference? With the elections being three days away and the polls showing the two presidential candidates almost tied, every vote will make a huge difference.

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  • USIP Event w/ MPAC’s Elshishtawy Airs Live on C-SPAN

    October 25, 2012
    On Oct. 22, MPAC’s Hoda Elshishtawy spoke at USIP timely event on “Religion, Violence and Coexistence," which was inspired in part by the recent reactions worldwide to the amateur YouTube trailer “Innocence of Muslims."

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  • Final Debate Viewing Parties in DC & LA

    October 22, 2012
    On Monday, Oct. 22 MPAC will be hosting its final round of Presidential Debate Viewing Parties, focusing on foreign policy, in DC & LA. Share your thoughts with #MyFaithMyVote & follow us on Twitter @mpac_national.

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  • Uninspiring Performance in First Presidential Debate

    October 5, 2012
    The first of three presidential debates was held this week, and while President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney took to the stage to discuss national issues, the debate left people wondering the fate of Big Bird. The lack of substance during the debate was an unfortunate letdown to Americans who were hoping the candidates would expand on their plans, policies and vision for the future of our nation.

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  • Drowning the Voices of the Extremes

    September 28, 2012
    As our distinguished leader, President Barack Obama took to the lectern to speak about challenges facing the world at the U.N. General Assembly’s 67th session in New York, the rabble-rouser Pamela Gellar took to the NYC subway system to display her hate. The events of the past few weeks have proven to be one of the most enlightening times highlighting two harsh extremes: words vs. action.

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  • Tarin Discusses Role of Faith & Political Extremism in Election Season

    August 27, 2012
    On Thursday, Aug. 23, MPAC's Haris Tarin, the Director of the Washington, DC, Office, joined the New America Foundation and a panel of experts to discuss the rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric and domestic terrorism in the lead up to the 2012 national election.

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  • Bachmann’s Muslim Witch Hunt Must be Stopped in its Tracks

    July 18, 2012
    MPAC today called Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) request for investigations into what she called the supposed “infiltration” of the U.S. government by “fundamentalist Muslims” an “absurd and shameful witch hunt only Sen. McCarthy could be proud of.”

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  • MPAC Youth Survey Reveals Level of Political Interest

    June 28, 2012
    In late May, MPAC presented the findings from a groundbreaking research project about American Muslim youth and their concepts of identity at its monthly Young Leaders webinar . The research was a joint collaboration between MPAC and Dr. Brian Calfano, Director of Missouri State University’s Poll Research Center.

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  • 250+ Attend MPAC’s ‘Afternoon with Bassem Youssef’ in LA

    June 26, 2012
    This past Saturday afternoon, the Muslim Public Affairs Council hosted more than 250 people at the IMAN Cultural Center to meet Bassem Youssef, "the Egyptian Jon Stewart," and take part in a taping of his upcoming Ramadan series -- “America in Arabic.”

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  • Tunisia and Egypt: A Tale of Two Transitions to Democracy

    June 22, 2012
    The Arab Spring has produced several prominent political actors, especially in Tunisia and Egypt. In Tunisia, the post-revolution democratically elected government is run by an-Nahda, a moderate Muslim party led by Rachid Ghannouchi. The post-revolution Egyptian parliament (before it was dissolved) was controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood and this week, the projected winner for president is Mohamed Morsi, also from the Muslim Brotherhood.

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  • King’s Latest “Radicalization Hearing” Turns Anti-Terrorism into Absurdity

    June 15, 2012
    Rep. Peter King's (R-NY) fifth hearing on the American Muslim community is political theater. Rather than investigating actual threats, this hearing is only serving King’s own biases. He has created his own echo chamber to mimic what he wants to hear, not what he needs to hear.

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  • Vote in California's June 5 Primary

    June 4, 2012
    MPAC is pleased to present its analysis of the two propositions and two county measures appearing on the California primary election ballot on June 5, 2012. We have conducted our research by reviewing voting mat

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  • Are You Voting? What Issues Matter to You Most?

    May 22, 2012
    Do you plan on voting in this year’s election? Will you actively take part in this year’s election? These are just a couple of questions the Muslim Public Affairs Council is asking through its 2012 Elections Survey released today.

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  • Can Muslims Swing the Vote? <br>MPAC-ISPU Forum Explores Potential for Change

    May 6, 2012
    On Wednesday, April 18, MPAC joined with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and the National Network for Arab American Communities to host an interactive forum about the role minority groups, such as Muslim Americans, will have in this year’s elections.

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  • Take Action: Join the Due Process Guarantee Act Campaign

    May 6, 2012
    MPAC kicked off 2012 with a campaign to protect our Constitutional rights both online and on the ground. MPAC is pushing for Congress and the Senate to amend and pass the Due Process Guarantee Act.

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  • State of the Union 2012: The Challenge of Maintaining an “America Built to Last”

    January 27, 2012
    On Tuesday, Jan. 24, President Barack Obama gave the annual State of the Union address to the nation. His speech, “An America Built to Last,” covered a myriad of topics currently affecting our nation.

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  • ACTION ALERT: Contact Elected Official in Support of Due Process Guarantee Act

    January 17, 2012
    MPAC urges all concerned citizens to contact their elected officials to voice their support for House Bill 3702, known as the Due Process Guarantee Act. The proposed bill seeks to guarantee all individuals' Constitutional right to due process, as well as undo the harm done to our democracy by the passing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which permits indefinite detention of an individual who is accused of terrorism.

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  • Withdrawal from Iraq and Tunisia’s Elections Prove Democracy from the People Is the Ideal

    October 28, 2011
    Last week, President Barack Obama announced a US troop withdrawal from Iraq by the end of 2011, after nearly nine years in a war that may be classified as one of the biggest US foreign policy blunders in modern history. Conversely, the organic democratizing of the Middle East and North Africa, as exemplified through the Arab Spring, has been much more effective.

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