Muslim Caucus FAQS
What is a Caucus?
A Caucus represents the interest of a specific group or constituency such as Blacks, Hispanics, Labor, Faith-based, and Asians within the Democratic Party. Therefore, the Muslim Caucus of America represents the interest of the racially and ethnically diverse constituency of Muslim American Democrats.
Why the “Democratic Party”? Why not independent or no party affiliation?
Political power in the United States is shared by two parties: Democrats and Republicans. The Muslim Caucus of America shares common values and priorities with the Democratic Party. We want our democracy to work for all Americans, including Muslim Americans, and the best way to ensure that is by working with the Party from the inside out.
Does the Muslim Caucus have a Platform? What do you stand for?
All political issues affect Muslims in America. See our dynamic platform in action here.
How is the Muslim Caucus different from other organizations?
The Muslim Caucus invests in the capacity building of Muslim Democrats. Our anti-Muslim work is anti-racist work, and this means our strategies are unique within this space, serving as a guiding presence in your Local, State, and National democratic institutions. We believe that legal, economic, and social justice will only come about when Muslim Americans are equally represented among the nation’s political decision-makers.
I am not a US citizen. Can I join/donate? Can I help in other ways?
You can only donate if you are a US citizen or permanent resident. You can, however, volunteer your time. You can help us with social media monitoring and blog post writing.
I am-enlisted military — can I join/donate? Can I help in other ways?
Yes, you can! Members of the Armed Forces on active duty may join political groups, sign petitions, donate to candidates and groups, and help with voting assistance programs. Read the full ethics regulations here.
I have an issue I’d like to see addressed in the Muslim Caucus Platform. Can I make a suggestion?
The Muslim Caucus of America's Platform is a dynamic document. We welcome suggestions. Email Us.
How can I support the Muslim Caucus with a donation?
You can donate online at Act Blue.
If you are more comfortable mailing your contribution, please address to:
The Muslim Caucus of America
P.O. Box 2481
Jenkintown, PA 19046
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