AMDC supports and advocates for legislation and government action on a national, state and local level which reflects the best interest of the American Muslim community. In this crucial election season our goals are:
To fosters a better and more representative government for all Americans;
Increase the political power and influence of American Muslims within the Democratic Party for change;
Mobilize Muslims and other minorities to join the party of diversity and civil rights, the Democratic Party;
Build capacity of Muslim Democrats for effective GOTV campaigns in swing states in particular;
While identifying new donors, large and small, to strengthen the Democratic party infrastructure.
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The American Muslim Democratic Caucus (AMDC) is a national grass roots political organization working to enhance the meaningful participation of all American Muslims in the electoral process.
AMDC is building a network of state chapters with the aim of increasing participation of Muslims within the Democratic Party. Our efforts resulted in formation of chapters in numerous states and growing. These chapters are though independently organized, offer a national platform representative of American Muslim aspirations and highlighting issues of importance in a Democratic discourse. American Muslim Democrats in swing states include:
AMDC was founded by Muslim political activists under the visionary leadership of Dr. Inayat Lalani in 2008 and Aftab Siddiqui, Sarwat Hussain and Syed Fayyaz Hassan as its founding Directors. MDC of Texas is the founding chapter of American Muslim Democratic Caucus (The host of first Muslim Caucus in any political party national convention). MDC has been fully participating as Muslims representative group in every Democratic Party national convention since its founding.
American Muslims are the most diverse community in America, tied through shared values and a deep-commitment to civic engagement, community service, and the well being of others. In fact, American Muslims have their own unique nature illustrated by varying origins, ethnic, and racial make-up. Altogether American Muslims from nearly 80 ethnicities and cultural backgrounds exemplify the story of American Immigration.
2016 Muslim Democratic Delegate Luncheon