December 2019 Newsletter
Wrapping up another year...
As the year comes to an end, we take a moment to thank you for your unwavering support every step of the way. That support had indeed propelled our efforts and helped us in our endeavors to influence policy, engage the Muslim community and mobilize the Muslim voice in 2019.
We invite you to review our annual report and celebrate with us this collective effort. We look forward to continuing the journey with you to provide Muslim Hoosiers an educated, organized and amplified political voice advocating for positive civic and political changes in the State of Indiana.
A Snapshot of our efforts in 2019:
Thinking Ahead to 2020:
On November 9, 2019, IMAN Associates coordinated "Thinking Ahead to 2020," a think tank session for Muslim community leaders to craft a strategy to politically engage the Muslim community in the months leading up to 2020 election. Representatives from various mosques in the Greater Indianapolis area shared their input and came up with strategic goals that aim at building the political power of the Muslim community.
General Body Meeting:
On December 14, 2019, IMAN Associates had its second bi-annual General Body Meeting where they hosted Sen. Vistoria Spartz to discuss a highly anticipated issue for the 2020 Legislative Session: controlling health care costs in the state of Indiana. Attendees were updated by Syed Ali Saeed, IMAN Associates President, of the latest activities and events the organization partook in the second half of the year, and explored with our lobbyist, Elizabeth Kelley Cierzniak, the different legislative issues the study committees focused on in the summer and those expected to take the frontline at the upcoming session.
Also, attendees had the opportunity to meet Dr. Fady Qaddoura, a Muslim candidate running for State Senate District 30, and learn from him his political priorities and ask him questions.
January 6, 2020 marks the first day of the legislative session. Starting that week, we will issue our newsletter on a weekly basis to make sure our constituents are fully apprised of the latest updates at the Indiana General Assembly. So be on the lookout for those weekly issues and follow us on social media to stay informed!
Check our newsletters for the latest updates at the Indiana Statehouse and upcoming events in the Muslim community.