Religious discrimination and an increase in hate crimes has spurred more Muslims to run for office and adopt an active role in community organizing
More than 100 people gathered in Copley Square to mourn Nabra Hassanen, the Virginia teen fatally beaten with a baseball bat Sunday while walking home from her mosque.
Although Jetpac is an acronym that stands for Justice, Education, Technology, Policy and Advocacy Center, it’s much more than that for Muslim Americans. Shaun Kennedy, Jetpac’s executive director, and
The Southern Poverty Law Center says there has been a rise in hate groups, including groups using anti-Muslim rhetoric. Some American Muslims are pushing back by running for office.
Cambridge Councilor Nadeem Mazen, through his nonprofit Jetpac Inc., is offering to train American Muslim community leaders.
A newly formed U.S. political advocacy group is ready to launch a campaign aimed at inspiring more Muslim Americans to run for office, in what it describes as a long-term effort to give Muslims more...
Faced with a political climate they see as increasingly hostile to their faith, members of Muslim communities in the U.S. are pushing themselves into the political arena.
The students at Al-Noor Academy, a Muslim school outside Boston, bombarded their government class speaker with questions: How do you start a political discussion? How do you use social media in politics...
BOSTON (AP) — A nationwide campaign to get more Muslim Americans involved in local politics is being launched by a Massachusetts nonprofit. Jetpac Inc. is focused on training Muslim Americans how to l
A political action group is launching a campaign to encourage more Muslims to run for office, offering guidance and a community organizing playbook to help them get started.
Jetpac Inc. is focused on training Muslim Americans how to leverage social media and other critical political tools to build winning campaigns for down ballot races.
Harvard affiliates flocked to Boston Logan International Airport and Copley Square this weekend to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order.
Hanukkah doesn’t begin until Saturday, but hundreds of Boston’s Jewish residents will take to the streets to symbolically light nine candles — the amount on a menorah — as a way to shed light on racis
MassMuslims also worked with JetPac Inc. to help execute the “voter registration drive.” Christopher Addis, an organizer from JetPac and a 2014 BU graduate, said their partnership is to further engage the Muslim community in the civic process...
Donald Trump’s harsh language toward Muslims helped fuel his popularity, but it’s also motivating Muslim voters to get more active.
Last year’s Presidential Public Service Fellows spent a summer answering Drew Faust’s questions “What is your responsibility to others? What values guide your work?”