Dearborn (August 9, 2017): The American and Arab Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) would like to thank voters, volunteers and candidates throughout Michigan for engaging, showing dedication and service during Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, Primary Elections.
We would like to thank all of the candidates who ran in this year’s Primary, especially the candidates who reached out to the Arab-Muslim community to address our needs and concerns as we move forward in the political process.
The August Primary, which is the decision maker for general elections in Dearborn, is often neglected and consistently has low voter turnout throughout the nation. Despite the patterns of low voter turnout, volunteers still manned the polls to make the process as smooth as possible for voters. This year, there were a number of young people who volunteered at the polls showing their dedication and understanding of just how important primary elections are.
Voters will still have an opportunity to help shape our future by showing up to vote on Election Day, November 7, 2017, to ensure that the right Dearborn candidates are in place.
“Getting out to vote helps shape our tomorrow. We have worked diligently with the community to stress the importance of voting with the help of dedicated volunteers,” said AMPAC President Abdullah Shiek. “We are proud of our young people and youth as they participated in the electoral process. We would like to thank all of those who exercised their right to vote and the hundreds of volunteers from all walks of life. But it’s not over. We must now focus on November elections in hopes of embracing our future and becoming part of the decision-making process in our communities.”
AMPAC will continue its efforts to encourage people to exercise their right to vote on November 7, 2017. We will engage the community to ensure the right people are in place to help shape our future.
About the American Muslim Political Action Committee
The mission of the American and Arab Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) is to stimulate an active interest in Muslim Americans relating to Political and Governmental affairs to facilitate Muslim American participation in the United States of America, to promote the ideas and principles of the Political Party, and to encourage and seek Muslim American candidates for public office and explain positions of other political candidates to Muslim American voters. AMPAC also works with the Muslim
American Communities to bring their issues to the state and national political attention.
Dr. Abdulhakim Mohamed