American Muslims are making strides with record-breaking numbers running for office. With a focus on serving their community, these changemakers are making headlines across the country with their campaigns.
Rashida Tlaib has dedicated her life to defending underrepresented groups through advocacy, law, and policy. She's a pioneer as the first Muslim woman in Michigan’s House of Representatives. Now she might also be the first Muslim woman in Congress.
2018 marks the rise in Muslim candidates running for office. This “blue wave of Muslims” has grown in size, notably in response to increasingly partisan rhetoric over the past decade. These candidates, however, hope to change this.
Rashida Tlaib might very well be the first Muslim woman in Congress. Her dedication to constituency/public service has been made apparent through her willingness to directly approach thousands of citizens within her district and on the streets.
A record number of Muslim Americans are running for office. A unifying reason has seemed to be the willingness to serve their communities and combat recently-appearing stark rhetoric.