Campaign focusing on getting Muslims more active in politics

Source: Associated Press


BOSTON (AP) — A nationwide campaign to get more Muslim Americans involved in local politics is being launched by a Massachusetts nonprofit.

Jetpac Inc. is focused on training Muslim Americans how to leverage social media, data analysis and other critical political tools to build winning campaigns for city council, school committee and other down ballot races.

A separate political action committee, the Jetpac Action Fund, is also being formed to raise money for Muslim American candidates.

The goal is to build stronger, more sophisticated grassroots political organizations with an eye toward the 2018 elections, according to Shaun Kennedy, Jetpac Inc.’s executive director.

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