We’re changing how America views Islam and Muslims.
Making Progress in Perceptions
Pop culture is the only contact millions of Americans have with Muslims and Islam, and for decades, we have been portrayed as stereotypes. Our Hollywood Bureau has become the go-to firm for entertainment executives, filmmakers, and creatives looking to get it right.
We improve stories about Muslims on screen by consulting on projects from blockbuster films to Superbowl commercials, connecting the industry with Muslim talent, and providing thought leadership to industry leaders.
Building Power in Politics
Our work in Washington, DC ensures that Muslim voices are present at the decision-making table and that we are mobilized for the 2020 elections. We work diligently with policymakers to block bigoted policies like the Muslim Ban and advocate for legislation that safeguards our community.
Injecting Pride in Our Identity
We need a Congress that reflects its people. That’s why we’ve built the largest platform for proud young Muslims to enter careers in Congress and public service through our Congressional Leadership Development Program, with 10 weeks of immersive and hands-on experience, coaching, and training on Capitol Hill.
We remain committed to our mission of improving public policies and perceptions affecting American Muslims. We’ve expanded our efforts to address the grave shortcomings highlighted by the pandemic.
On the policy front, we are working with partners in Congress and civil society to ensure all vulnerable communities are protected. To help you stay informed, we are also bringing experts from public health, policy, and mental health to your homes through our webinar series. Learn more. →
I’ve known of your work in Los Angeles for many, many years and it is a double honor to be in Washington DC and see the work you are doing here. The best way to ensure equality and justice is to build bridges in the community and that is exactly what all you are doing.
Why should I give to MPAC?
MPAC changes how America views Islam and Muslims by working directly with government and Hollywood decision-makers. This improves principled legislation and authentic portrayals on film and TV. We also maintain an eye on the future by training the next generation to become leaders in government and Hollywood.
We’ve come a long way but American Muslims are still the target of hateful stereotypes. We’ve been fighting for you for 30 years and are leveraging our access, networks, and partners to hold people in power accountable and build a future free from fear and bigotry.
God reminds us in the Quran that He will place challenges in front of us — this pandemic included — as a means for us to rise to our best selves.
“And We will most certainly try you with something of fear and hunger and loss of property and lives and fruits — and give good news to the patient ones.” (2:155)
Thanks to your generosity, we can ensure that all families live without fear and bigotry. Creating change is like running a marathon. And your support can fuel that race.
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Enough is enough with everything this country has done to hurt, target, and wrongly portray the Muslim community. It is our duty and responsibility to right the wrongs that have been done so every person can be seen, heard, and valued and see how important our Muslim brothers and sisters are to our community, our country and our world. We want to change things with you and will help anyway we can. Please always count on us.
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