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Creating a sustainable, civically engaged community requires a strong ground game, much of which happens the old fashioned way: door knocking, phone banking, telling a friend—very doable micro-actions that we are beginning to structure throughout the community. Online recruitment,get out the vote strategy, collateral design, digital marketing, fundraising, and lobbying—these require even more training. MassMuslims holds civic trainings on these topics, where members are asked to start with a simple commitment:to vote. From there, members go through a pipeline of actions with their peers, and quickly establish the leadership skills to mobilize—and to impart what they’ve learned to others. Much of the appeal is that the program is social and fun in nature, and there is a shared belief that this is the work of our generation.
Watch Nadeem and Shannon talk about the “Next Generation” of Muslim leaders, what it means for the Great Boston community, and the importance of claiming our identities in a post-9/11 environment.
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Town Halls are our vital civic spaces. MassMuslims is commited to building a Muslim community that is informed, equipped, and aware of the these issues – and prepared for the future.
Join us this November as we converge on the State House on Beacon Hill to lobby our lawmakers.