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When it started last year, the non-profit group Project Mobilize, or Project M, hoped to change the political landscape in suburban Chicago by promoting Muslim Americans as election candidates. So far, there are no Muslim Americans serving as elected officials in the Chicago area. But Project M hopes that will change in municipal elections April 5.
Project Mobilize is committed to empowering the community through even greater involvement in the political framework. Over the past several weeks, local Muslim American community members have been working tirelessly to gather signatures, file petitions, and overcome objections in order to run for local elected offices in this April’s municipal elections. These are individuals with [...]
We already have six individuals from across the Muslim American communities of Chicagoland ready to give back to their districts and running for local elected offices – now we need YOU to help make sure they have the support they need to win!
Project Mobilize is encouraging local community members to vote in the November 2010 midterm elections by reaching out to candidates seeking support from the Muslim American community. “This is really the next logical step towards us fulfilling our political aspirations,” according to Project M Executive Director Reema Ahmad.