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Our Time to Shine

Join other Muslims in signing up to start volunteering for a political campaign of your choice so you can learn how to make media and politics work for our communities... and get a chance to apply for up to $100,000 in scholarships!

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If you’re frustrated by how media & 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 July 11 or earlier to attend ‘Our Time to Shine.’ Spread the word and get others to also apply!
  2. If accepted, attend the event on July 15, meet different political campaigns’ managers, and sign up on the spot at the event to start volunteering immediately for a political campaign of your choice
  3. Sign up at the event to start volunteering immediately with the campaign for a few hours per week starting immediately in July until late November, 2017.
  4. Join us at a post-election party on a weekend following Nov. 7, 2017 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 American 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 provide them (or their children if they're not in school) with information to apply for up to $100,000 in scholarships. This is important because in addition to helping you gain experience, understand how media and politics work and get a "foot in the door" to a career in those fields, we also are giving you a chance to apply for scholarships to help you fund education that helps you advance toward a career in media/politics so that you can ensure our communities’ authentic perspectives are included at decision-making tables in these fields.

Click here to apply now! Application deadline is July 11, 2017. 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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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 gain valuable political and media skills…and get a chance to apply for up to $100,000 in scholarships! The event will be held from 9:30am-11:30am on July 15, 2017 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 is July 11, 2017. 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, July 15, 2017

TIME

9:30AM – Breakfast and Reception
10AM to 11:30AM – Program and sign up for campaigns

LOCATION

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

TICKETS

Admission is free however a successful application is required.