A resolution honoring the life of Mustafa Ayoubi
Over the past few months, IMAN Associates had the opportunity to work closely with Sen. Ford to pass a resolution honoring the life of Musafa Ayoubi, a young Muslim Hoosier who lost his life to a heinous hate crime in February 2019. Such a resolution sends a strong message that bigotry is not accepted and should not be tolerated in the state of Indiana. IMAN Associates will continue its legislative advocacy to ensure Indiana is a welcoming state to the Muslim community.
With the presence of the Ayoubi family, Sen. JD Ford presented the resolution at the Senate Caucus room at the Indiana Statehouse on August 9, 2019.
Have you heard the news?
A Muslim candidate is running for State Senate District 30!
Just last week, Dr. Fady Qaddoura, Indianapolis City Controller and Chief Financial Officer, filed his candidacy for 2020 elections. He is vying to represent State Senate District 30, which includes portions of Hamilton and Marion counties.
Since electing a Muslim candidate to the Indiana General Assembly aligns with IMAN Associates’ strategic goals, the organization has set up a Political Action Committee (PAC) to support his campaign.
Here are some ways to get involved:
Indianapolis Mayoral Candidate Forum:
IMAN Associates, in collaboration with Indianapolis Muslim Community Association (IMCA), hosted Indianapolis Mayoral Candidate Forum on August 25, 2019.
We were honored to have State Senator Jim Merritt For Mayor (R), Dr. Fady Qaddoura (Indianapolis City Controller and Chief Financial Officer) on behalf of Mayor Hogsett (D), and Mr. Douglas McNaughton (L) participate at the event. It was a well-received event where participants discussed their political priorities and answered the attendees’ questions.
We are grateful for IMCA, Masjid Al-Mumineen and Muslim Community Center for engaging their communities at the forum.
Building Bridges with Elected Officials:
On September 7, 2019, IMAN Associates Executive Director, Hiba Alami, visited Alhuda Foundation, where she explored how to build bridges with elected officials. She dwelled on the reasons for building those bridges and the different ways the Indiana Muslim community can flex its political muscles. Such events foster community engagement, and the organization appreciates the opportunity.
Check our newsletters for the latest updates at the Indiana Statehouse and upcoming events in the Muslim community.