MORE MUSLIMS IN POLITICS
Increasing Muslim Representation in Politics
Who Are We?
Too often, Muslims aren’t given a voice in politics. In fact, there's only four Muslims in Congress - that's only .007 percent! It’s time we change that.
More Muslims in Politics was born out of the desire to increase Muslim representation in all seats of government. Through "How to run" resource guides, features of Muslim politicans, and community news, our digital hub aims to give you the knowledge and power to create change, amplify your voice, and feel empowered to run for office.
45's administration is proof that we cannot wait any longer to get involved at the civic level. No more Muslim bans, no more discrimination, no more stereotypes - And it starts with us running for office.
Your voice is important, and we want to empower you to use it. We’ll provide you with the resources you need to run for office and other action items so that you can stay engaged and make a difference in your community at the local, state, and national level. Don’t know politics? Don’t worry, we’ll break it down! It’ll be as simple as saying “Assalamu Alaikum”!
Say it with us, you deserve to feel seen and heard. We aim to connect you with a community that sees you. We'll spotlight Muslim politicans and share what they've learned on their journey, create a buddy program so that can meet someone else looking to run, and will provide opportunities to connect with other Muslims looking to run along the way!
Let’s face it, the mainstream media is biased against Muslims, and we don’t know about you, but we’re tired of the negativity. That's why we're going to highlight all the Muslim youth, politicians, organizations, and groups who are creating postive change + amplify the issues that matter most to you!
Aysha is a 27-year-old Muslim-American passionate about amplifying marginalized voices. After earning her B.A. in journalism and political science from the University of Connecticut, she became a reporter at The Journal Inquirer and then worked at the Connecticut State Capitol as a press aide. Her work has appeared in Huffpost, Teen Vogue, Her Campus, and Nylon. Aysha is an Obama Community Leadership Alum, a graduate of Google News Initiative Startup Boot Camp, and a strong mental health advocate. In her spare time, she sets up extravagant photoshoots for her pup.