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VIDEO: Civic Engagement in Muslim Community

March 25, 2013 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

The civic process works best when all people have a voice at the table. With a population of nearly 150,000 in Minnesota, the Muslim-American community is stepping up engagement in the public policy debate.

Minnesota 2020 Fellow, entrepreneur, businessman and scientist Salman Mitha helps coordinate Muslim Day at the Capitol, a chance for community leaders and young adults to visit with legislators directly, with the message that Muslims are present in nearly every sector of the economy, and just like any other Minnesotan they want strong schools, dependable healthcare and a strong future for children.

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