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First Hijabi Police Officer in Paterson Sworn in

First Hijabi Police Officer in Paterson Sworn in

On June 11th, Serein Tamimi, the first hijabi police officer in Paterson, New Jersey, was sworn into office by the Mayor of Paterson, Andre Sayegh. Along with being the first hijab wearing police officer of Paterson, Tamimi is also the first female Palestinian officer in Paterson. She is believed to be the second hijabi officer…

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Muslim Man Running for Virginia State Senate

Muslim Man Running for Virginia State Senate

Sharafat Hussain-Babu is a Democratic candidate for Virginia State Senate, District 33. Hussain-Babu is a Bangladeshi muslim man. On Hussain-Babu‘s website, it states: I would like to express my deepest gratitude for the opportunity to represent the 33rd district after residing for more than a decade in Loudon County.  I have received a tremendous amount of…

First Muslim Woman Elected to Pennsylvania State House

First Muslim Woman Elected to Pennsylvania State House

Movita Johnson-Harrell has been elected to Pennsylvania State House District 190. According to reports, “At 9:20 p.m., with 58 of 80 precincts reporting, Johnson-Harrell had garnered 66 percent of the vote, with her nearest challenger at 21 percent.” Johnson-Harrell is the first muslim woman elected as State Representative in Pennsylvania. Johnson-Harrell is the Founder of The CHARLES…

Muslim Woman runs for Virginia State Senate

Muslim Woman runs for Virginia State Senate

Yasmine Taeb is a Democratic candidate for State Senate in Virginia’s 35th District for the 2019 election. Taeb came to the U.S. from Iran, illegally, when she was in the second grade. Taeb says that her and her family made their way to Mexico and climbed through a hole in the fence at the southern…

Jetpac hosts banquet to celebrate and discuss “America Muslim political power”

On March 2nd, Jetpac hosted the 2019 Fellowship Banquet to celebrate and discuss “American Muslim political power.” Jetpac is an organization that seeks to to have Muslims at all levels of the Government. On their website it states, “Jetpac seeks to build a strong American Muslim political infrastructure and increase our community’s influence and engagement. We will take our…