Salaam, and welcome to our September 2020 newsletter! Here's what we were up to this month:
Poligon's New COVID-19 Video
As the COVID-19 pandemic sheds light on our broken system, our community must have a voice in all levels of government to protect our rights and advocate for policy changes on issues that impact us, including healthcare. With American Muslims being the least likely faith group to engage with their elected officials, it's time we act NOW. Watch our latest video on the Coronavirus pandemic and why American Muslims must engage in the policymaking process.
Coffee and Conversations with Muppies DC
Poligon participated in a Coffee and Conversations event hosted by Muppies DC on September 27. Poligon's Media Director, Aksa Asgher, and the Executive Director of the Georgia Muslim Voter Project, Umer Rupani, discussed the importance of political advocacy and ways for Muslims to engage with the government.
Supreme Court Nomination Process Resource
The Senate will begin Supreme Court confirmation hearings on October 12. Poligon released a guide on the Process of Nomination to the Supreme Court, so you can follow along as the Senate begins deliberations. Check out last week's Facebook Live with our Legislative Fellow Zayn Hasan, to hear about the process in more depth.
October Recess Action Alert
The House of Representatives adjourns October 5 for their recess until November 13, and the Senate from October 12 until November 6. Congressional recess is when your members of Congress will be back in your home state. Check out our Action Alert to learn about how you can contact your representatives.
Movement Voter Fund Grant
Poligon is excited to accept a grant provided by Movement Voter Fund, a fund of Tides Foundation. Movement Voter Fund works to strengthen progressive power at all levels of government. This grant will help Poligon continue to work to empower the American Muslim community.
In The News
Poligon's President, Wardah Khalid, was featured in Courier News this month in a story on moving forward after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As an icon in the movement for women's rights, RBG left a giant legacy. In the article, Wardah discusses her thoughts on how women can follow in her footsteps to continue the work she started.
We've been keeping you up-to-date on the latest from Capitol Hill with our Hill Happenings going straight to your inboxes every Friday.
Voting and Election Justice Resources
There are less than 40 days until the election on November 3. Are you registered to vote? Ensure you have a voting plan by figuring out your registration status, your ballot drop-off location, and where you can vote in person if necessary. Check out our Voting and Elections Resources to learn more!
Join Our Board of Directors
Poligon is seeking passionate individuals to join our Board of Directors! If you are interested in helping educate American Muslims on how to engage with Congress and be politically active, this is the position for you! Please send a resume and short statement of interest to email@example.com.
Poligon Is Hiring!
Poligon is looking for a Policy and Advocacy Manager based in the DC area (but starting remote during COVID-19). This position is an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about civic engagement, and getting Muslims and allies plugged into the policymaking process. Visit our website for the full job posting!