President Obama Calls MPAC Director


Washington , DC : On Wednesday, July 13, President Barack Obama called  Haris Tarin, the Muslim Public Affairs Council’s Director of the Washington, DC, office, to thank him for his and MPAC’s continuous work with the Muslim American community and the nation at large.
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Obama thanked Tarin for his diligent work in empowering young leaders, fighting the toxic narrative of violent extremism and ensuring the Muslim American community has a voice in our civic and political process.
Tarin said to the president that MPAC and other Muslim American institutions’ work is rooted in the commitment to the nation and Islam.
The conversation between Tarin and the president is a testament to the ongoing efforts of the Muslim American community and its contribution to our nation’s well-being.
The president also called Reshma Saujani, a prominent Indian American who works with young business owners and advocates, and Erik Kamrath, who was thanked for his efforts with the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, and student aid.
The president acknowledged the difference their work, and other young people like them, make every day by engaging the community to help solve issues that affect all Americans.
The Muslim American community is an integral part of the American fabric, and the president’s phone call is a testament to the work of the administration and organizations such as MPAC. Those who seek to marginalize the voices of Muslim Americans are doing a disservice to our nation and the values it was founded upon.
Founded in 1988, MPAC is an American institution which informs and shapes public opinion and policy by serving as a trusted resource to decision makers in government, media and policy institutions. MPAC is also committed to developing leaders with the purpose of enhancing the political and civic participation of American Muslims.



Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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