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MAPS Welcomes Rummi Khan as Board Member At Large

MAPS is excited to announce Rummi Khan as the newest member of its National Board. Rummi brings his years of experience in community building, civic engagement and national mobilization to the role of Board Member At-Large. Rummi Khan is an experienced campaign manager, project manager, and strategist at the intersection of culture, faith communities, and politics. He has over a decade of … Read More

MAPS Welcomes Fozia Janjua as Board Member At Large

MAPS is excited to announce Fozia Janjua as the newest member of its National Board. As the first Muslim and Pakistani-American councilwoman elected to office in South Jersey, Fozia brings her experience in community organizing and local government public service to the role of Board Member At-Large. Fozia Janjua sits on the Township Council in the Philadelphia suburb of Mt. … Read More

MAPS Welcomes Dr. Leila Hanafi as Board Member At Large

MAPS is excited to announce Dr. Leila Hanafi as the newest member of its National Board. Leila brings her experience as a Moroccan American public servant in international organizations and multilateral financial institutions to the role of Board Member At-Large. Dr. Leila Hanafi is a Moroccan-American international development lawyer with a record of service in international organizations and  multilateral institutions. … Read More

MAPS Welcomes Dr. Sadaf Jaffer to its Advisory Council!

MAPS welcomes the distinguished Dr. Sadaf Jaffer as an esteemed member of its Advisory Council. Participating in their personal capacities, Advisory Council members provide general guidance to the Board and serve as professional resources to MAPS members. We are honored to have your support and benefit from your experience! Dr. Sadaf Jaffer is an educator and activist. She recently completed two terms … Read More

Eid Mubarak!

Muslim Americans in Public Service wishes a blessed and joyous Eid Mubarak to all who celebrate the Muslim holiday of Eid Al Fitr.  Shout out to the school districts of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Michigan and Iowa that have made commendable efforts to include their Muslim American students and families in recognizing Eid Al-Fitr among their holiday calendars. ​May … Read More

​White House Virtual Eid Celebration on May 16th

UPDATE: ​As an umbrella network of American Muslim public servants at the Federal, state, and local levels, we will often share events for visibility, even when we are not co-sponsoring or officially involved.  We are a diverse community united around equity and justice.  We encourage our members to voice their perspectives and continue to advocate for these core values at … Read More

RFI: Methods and Leading Practices for Advancing Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through Government

Hot off the Press. Calling all “communities that have been historically underrepresented in the Federal Government,” consider sharing ideas for this welcome and historic request by July. “Recent Executive Orders have charged the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in partnership with the heads of agencies, to identify, by July 2021, effective methods for assessing whether agency policies and actions … Read More

NJ.com: Newark cops, with reform, didn’t fire a single shot in 2020

“They hired more Black and brown officers, began training programs based on best-practices, required any officer who uses force in any way to report it in detail, and for the supervisor to review it. The bad cops were suddenly outed.” Read this fascinating op-ed by Star-Ledger Editorial Board‘s Tom Moran about how police reforms in Newark, NJ succeeded to prevent … Read More

Texas Tribune: Texas Muslims Back Bill Creating a More Inclusive Calendar for Government Employees

MAPS supports and applauds the introduction of a bipartisan bill in the Texas House on Jan. 20 that would make it easier for state employees to celebrate Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, the two Islamic holidays following Ramadan. House Bill 1231 would designate the two holidays as optional employee holidays, which Muslim state employees then could observe if they worked … Read More