ed. previously endorsed Sanders (Feb. 20, 2020)

April 16, 2020

ICYMI: Emgage PAC Endorses Joe Biden

Today, Emgage PAC, the largest Muslim American political action committee, announced it is endorsing Joe Biden for President of the United States, citing Vice President Biden’s commitment to Muslim American communities and leadership as someone “who can restore America's promise to its citizens, especially its most vulnerable, and to the world.”

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of Emgage PAC, the largest bipartisan Muslim political organization in the country. From small business owners creating jobs to healthcare professionals on the front lines fighting COVID-19, Muslim Americans contribute every day to the fabric and success of our nation,” said Vice President Joe Biden. “As President, I will stand up for Muslim communities across the country, immediately repeal Donald Trump's Muslim Ban, and embrace diversity as a core strength of our nation, not demonize it. I am excited to have Emgage PAC's support to moblize Muslim Americans to vote in November and elevate the voices of Muslim Americans across the country.”

Emagage PAC issued the following press release announcing the endorsement:

Emgage PAC, Largest Muslim American Political Action Committee, Endorses Joe Biden for President

Washington, D.C. - Emgage PAC, the nation's largest Muslim American political action committee, endorses Joe Biden for the 2020 presidential elections. Emgage PAC joins Senator Bernie Sanders, whom Emgage endorsed in the Democratic Primary, and former President Barack Obama in calling upon all Americans to unite behind Joe Biden so we can restore our democracy and preserve our values. Joe Biden's commitment to rolling-back discriminatory policies, including the Muslim Ban and mass detention of migrants and family separation, his dedication to raising the annual refugees admissions cap to at least 125,000, his support for comprehensive immigration and criminal justice reform, his strong belief in a rules-based international system, his determination to protect the environment, among many other positions on key issues, make him the clear choice to assume the most powerful office in the land.
"Emgage PAC is proud to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden for president. Our nation, and indeed the world, are at a crossroad. Beyond the immediate devastation caused by COVID-19, we are facing an all-out assault against democratic principles and values at home and abroad that we have not seen since the rise of fascism and Nazisim early in the 20th century. We appreciate Biden's acknowledgement and support of Muslim American communities, and envision our voices being represented through his presidency. Joe Biden is the type of leader who can restore America's promise to its citizens, especially its most vulnerable, and to the world.." --Wa'el Alzayat, CEO of Emgage PAC
Emgage PAC is the first and largest Muslim American federal political action committee. It is a bipartisan, national political action committee that supports state and federal candidates based on their support for civil rights, minority rights, and a diverse America. The committee has endorsed and financially supported candidates across the country that espouse such values. Further, the committee produces a variety of voter-education products, including candidate profiles and endorsement cards, in the service of educating and engaging local communities in voting processes. In 2018, Emgage PAC helped elect 138 candidates to local, state, and national office. Emgage PAC has national headquarters in Washington, D.C., with five state chapters (Florida, Michigan, Texas, Virginia, Pennsylvania), and  affiliate partners in California, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Illinois, and Ohio.