Muslim Caucus of America is a national political organization that serves as an entry point to Democratic politics for Muslim Democrats from across the country. Thousands of our members work at the state and local level to advance the democratic ideals of the Muslim Caucus of America, engage Muslim Democrats to become active within the American political system and elect qualified candidates who support our platform and align with our values to public office.
The Muslim Caucus of America identifies, recruits, and cultivates leadership at the grassroots level to build the civic and electoral power of Muslim Americans; builds a community around that leadership; and builds power from the resources of the community.
With our vast network of resources and chapters, we aim to develop a powerful and collective voice for politically-active Muslims. Muslim Caucus is run entirely by Muslim Americans and dedicated members from all walks of life who have the chance to open new doors through their involvement at a local, state and national level, including engaging Muslim Democrats Abroad.
Recognized as the Caucus building a voice for Muslims within the Democratic party the Muslim Caucus dedicates it’s time to three primary sectors of engagement: informing, participating, and organizing within and outside of the DNC. Currently, the Muslim Caucus maintains a presence in 15 states and territories, including the District of Columbia, as well as Muslim Democrats abroad.
The leadership of the Muslim Caucus of America is separated on three main levels, reflective of the structure of the government of the United States: local, state, and national. Local and state chapters, due to the differing political situations of each state, are generally given a high amount of autonomy.
The Local Level: Local Muslim Caucus groups/chapters located within specific counties make up the pulse of the entire organization. Members on the local level – from the bustling streets of Minnesota to the quiet towns of rural Iowa– work on campaigns, hold fundraisers, and even run for office themselves in order to improve their communities and turn their states blue.
State Organizations: Individual chapters fall under their respective state organizations, who connect them with the national organization. State chapters, usually consisting of a state chair and a state committee/board, help organize statewide conferences, connect members to state candidates, and plan major phone banks and get-out-the-vote campaigns.
The National Organization: The national leadership of the Muslim Caucus consists of three main bodies: The National Executive Board, the National Committee, the National Staff.
Muslim Democrats Abroad: Is the official Muslim Caucus arm for thousands of Muslim Americans living outside the United States. We strive to provide Muslim Democrats abroad a Democratic Voice in our government and elect Democratic Candidates by mobilizing the overseas vote. Democrats Abroad are recognized as a "state" party by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and are represented on the DNC by eight voting members, as well as at the quadrennial Democratic National Convention.
The online voter registration tool - votefromabroad.org - makes it easy to request a ballot and vote absentee from any place on the planet.