2020 Democrat frontrunner Bernie Sanders has received the support of the self-identified biggest Muslim PAC in the country.
Emgage Pac describes themselves on their website “Emgage PAC is a bi-partisan national political action committee that supports local, state, and federal candidates who share our vision of an inclusive and tolerant America.”
This comes after Sanders received the endorsement of 2 high profile muslim members of Congress Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar.
“It is an honor to receive this endorsement from Emgage Action. While Donald Trump has demonized our Muslim communities, our movement is working to bring Muslims and people of all backgrounds into the political system.” Sanders said in a statement “Together we will create an economy, justice system and immigration system that are rooted in human rights for all.”
TheHill reports Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won the endorsement of a top Muslim political group Thursday.
Emgage PAC, which calls itself the biggest Muslim political action committee in the country, says it is backing Sanders because of his “inclusive” presidential campaign, and it hopes that its endorsement spurs Muslims to the polls.
“More than any other presidential candidate, Senator Sanders has built a historically inclusive and forward-thinking movement: one that represents America as a set of ideas grounded in the belief that all humans are equal and worthy of a dignified life,” Wa’el Alzayat, Emgage PAC’s CEO, said in a statement.
“Our endorsement is intended to galvanize Muslim Americans at the polls to ensure that our voices are heard. Furthermore, we hope that this endorsement marks a new era of presidential candidates including Muslim American voices in the political process and policy-making decisions,” he added.
The group said it made its decision to endorse Sanders after conducting a “comprehensive evaluation” of the 2020 contenders and a survey of its members.