Meeting with Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett:
On September 17, 2019, Muslim community leaders, representing Al Salam Foundation, Indianapolis Muslim Community Association (IMCA), Masjid Al-Mumineen, Al-haqq Foundation and IMAN Associates, met with Mayor Joe Hogsett at his office. The meeting started with informing the Mayor of the diverse and growing Muslim community in the city of Indianapolis, and then touched upon different topics, including criminal justice reform and economic development. To foster the inclusion of Muslims within the city of Indianapolis, the Mayor has recommended meeting with Muslim community leaders quarterly. Such meetings would keep the Mayor informed and spur the discussion of what policies can mitigate different challenges and grow further opportunities for the Muslim community.
IMAN Associates will work closely with Chief of Staff Thomas Cook and City Financial Officer Dr. Fady Qaddoura to coordinate those quarterly meetings and advance the interests of Indianapolis Muslims.
School Voucher Program:
Given that full-time Islamic schools in the state of Indiana rely, at least in part, on the voucher program, IMAN Associates ran an assessment of the current status and the future of the voucher program in the foreseeable future, and shared it with 9 full-time Islamic schools operating in Indianapolis, Fishers, Plainfield, Bloomington, Fort Wayne and Crown Point.
To read the findings, please follow this link.
Given that electing a Muslim candidate aligns with the strategic goals of the organization, IMAN Associates formed a Political Action Committee (PAC) for the purpose of raising money to elect Dr. Fady Qaddoura.
Fundraisers to support Dr. Qaddoura’s political campaign witness a great turn out. Many community members are excited about his candidacy and contribute generously to the PAC. You too can support him by either donating or hosting a fundraiser for him.
To learn about his campaign, visit the PAC webpage.
Voter Registration deadline is few days away!
You still have few days until the registration closes on October 7. We urge Muslim community members to vote in the upcoming municipal election. Candidates running for mayor and city council seats will be on the ballot and those elected will shape the cities we live in and create policies that touch various aspects of our daily lives.
By visiting Indiana Voters Portal, you can register to vote, check your registration, find early voting locations and learn who is on the ballot. Please note that early voting starts on October 8.
Check our newsletters for the latest updates at the Indiana Statehouse and upcoming events in the Muslim community.