Clark to bring Chair of Muslim Voter Registration Project to State of the Union
Washington D.C. – Congresswoman Katherine Clark announced that Weston’s Nazda Alam will be her guest to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Alam is a Muslim-American community organizer who was born in Bangladesh and immigrated to the United States in 1982. She serves as the Chair of the Muslim Voter Registration Project and works to increase civic and electoral participation among Muslim and immigrant communities.
“While the Donald Trump wing of the Republican party continues to poison our political system with hateful, anti-Islamic, anti-immigrant rhetoric, there are people like Nazda who are working to strengthen our democracy and better our communities,” said Clark. “When the President delivers his priorities to the nation tomorrow, I want him to look up and see an audience that reflects our nation’s challenges and successes. As a Muslim-American mother of two, Nazda’s story represents millions of Americans who are contributing to our communities and working to hard make our country succeed, and I’m proud to have her as my guest.“
Alam’s advocacy has led to various appointments by state and national officials, including seats on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Immigration and Refugee Policy and the State Treasurer’s Diversity Council. Alam says her dedication to voter participation is driven by her belief in “core democratic values and fundamental human rights.“