Muslim Political Organizations

1) Muslim Political Affairs Council (MPAC):

MPAC is an American institution which informs and shapes public opinion and policy by serving as a trusted resource to decision makers in government, media and policy institutions. MPAC is also committed to developing leaders with the purpose of enhancing the political and civic participation of American Muslims.

www.mpac.org

2) Capital Area Muslim Bar Association (CAMBA):

-network of DC Metro Area lawyers, currently has a pre-law career mentorship program for those interested in careers in law

http://dcmuslimbar.org/

3) Congressional Muslim Staffers Association (CMSA):

CMSA is a chartered organization within the United States House of Representatives, established in 2006. CMSA is a non-dues paying membership association open to any Congressional employee who defines his- or herself as “Muslim”, regardless of their race, gender, school of thought, personal level of “religiosity”, and country of origin. Members can be employees of any office, committee, or department within the House of Representatives, Senate, Library of Congress, Congressional Budget Office, Congressional Research Service, and the Capitol Hill Police Department.

Any Muslim Congressional employee is considered a CMSA member regardless of their level of participation or the degree that they publicly identify themselves as “Muslim”.

http://www.congressionalmuslims.org/

4) Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA):

The Muslim Legal Fund of America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that supports legal cases across the country which impact civil rights, freedoms, liberties and principles of justice in America. MLFA is comprised of staff, volunteers and supporters from all walks of life who have one thing in common: the belief that treating people unfairly because of their religious beliefs undermines the core values that make America great.

http://www.muslimlegalfund.org/mlfa/

5) Muslim American Society Freedom (MAS Freedom)

MAS Freedom, through its organizational activities, contributes to the promotion of peace and social justice. It seeks to build an American Muslim community that is politically empowered, civically engaged, fully protected in the areas of civil and human rights, and able to contribute to the advancement of society, both in the United States and the world, as impacted by our nation and guided by Islamic values and beliefs

http://www.masfreedom.org/

6) Council on American and Islamic Relations (CAIR)

CAIR’s vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.

CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

www.cair.com

7) American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI)

The American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI) builds human capital and leadership potential among American Muslims. The Institute believes that a healthy democracy is defined by the participation of all its citizens working—sometimes in concert and sometimes in contention—to affect the processes that impact their daily lives. The Institute envisions a new generation of Muslim leaders who are able to fully engage co-religionists, constituents, and fellow citizens in the work of building better communities for all.

http://crcc.usc.edu/initiatives/amcli/

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