All over the United States Muslims are becoming more engaged in the American political process. Many have begun to run for elected offices and many are winning too. Such Muslims include a New Jersey mayor, state representatives in North Carolina, New Hampshire, Iowa, Maryland and Missouri as well as congressmen in Minnesota and Indiana.
Chicago’s Project Mobilize, a non-profit organization aimed at “developing the political potential of the Muslim community in Chicago’s southwest suburbs,” is also working to prepare Muslims to run for local political offices.
Read more here on CNN.
Thank you so much for sharing this article!
I especially appreciate the reminder for Muslim Americans to register and VOTE!!!
It is also good to note that you should vote at your polling place for elections because unlike for props, pink slips are not likely going to be accepted in candidate selection.