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Our Time to Shine

Join other Muslims in volunteering for a campaign of your choice so you can learn how to make media and politics work for our communities

Application deadline extended to 10pm, Friday September 16, 2016. Apply now!

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If you’re frustrated by how politicians talk about Islam and Muslims, now is the time for YOU to step up and start changing how media and politicians talk about our communities! This is Our Time to Shine!

Here’s how it works in 4 simple steps:

  1. Apply by 10pm on Sept. 16 or earlier to attend ‘Our Time to Shine.’ Spread the word and get others to also apply!
  2. If accepted, attend the event on Sept. 17, meet different political campaigns’ managers, and sign up at the event to volunteer for a campaign of your choice
  3. Sign up at the event to volunteer for a campaign from September to November
  4. Join us at a post-election party on the weekend following Nov. 8, 2016 to celebrate and share what you learned during the election cycle. You’ll also learn how you can continue to volunteer/intern at political offices to ensure Muslims have a voice in politics. We’ll also have a special event for those who complete at least 100 campaign volunteer hours, where we’ll introduce them to over $10,000 in scholarships and how to apply.

Application deadline extended to 10pm on Sept. 16, 2016. However we respond to applications immediately as received, so the sooner you apply, the sooner you’ll receive a response, so apply now!

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Forward this event page to your family and friends. Click here to download a poster with photos and click here to download with without photos (for mosques) and email or hand it out to your family and friends!


Participating Campaigns

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Apply Now!

Apply now to attend “Our Time to Shine” where you’ll meet other Muslims who are ready to step up and sign up to volunteer for a campaign of your choice so that you can get inside knowledge and valuable political and media skills. The event will be held from 10am-12pm at in downtown, Seattle, WA. (Exact location and address will be given to accepted applicants). Admission is free however a successful application is required.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Application deadline extended to 10pm on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. However we respond to applications immediately as received, so the sooner you apply, the sooner you’ll receive a response, so apply now!

DATE

Saturday, September 17, 2016

TIME

9:30AM – Breakfast and Reception
10AM to 12PM – Program

LOCATION

Downtown Seattle, WA
(Exact location and address will be given to accepted applicants)

TICKETS

Admission is free however a successful application is required