American Muslim Women Political Action Committee
Mirriam Seddiq is an attorney-at-law in Washington DC who has taken the bit between the teeth and founded AMWPAC. The political action committee’s goals, according to its website, are to connect and empower Muslim women to effect change through political and social means. It believes in actively building and contributing to a world where Islamic values create thriving communities.
Americans come in all colors, shapes, and creeds. The US political process is not limited to one faith, one ideology or one gender.
AMWPAC’s website says ‘its mission is to bring awareness to and influence issues important to American Muslim women. These are mothers, daughters, sisters and wives. They are lawyers and doctors and teachers and bakers. Their political viewpoint is one that has been largely silent. Some even believe that it is our culture or our religion that forces us to be silent.’
AMWPAC was created to dispel that myth, and operates to elect leaders who support its mission.