ISNA ACTION ALERT
Congress tried to cut  $20 Billion  from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the Farm Bill.

SNAP provides effective food assistance to  42 Million Americans  and more than  10 times  what all U.S. food banks combined can provide.

Poligon, ISNA, and our partners  fought back  on these proposed cuts. The bill  FAILED . But, Republicans in Congress want a  REVOTE

We  CANNOT  support a #FarmBill that cuts funding for SNAP and intentionally  hurts   low-income families, workers, women, children, and seniors. 

While fasting, Poligon and ISNA are on Capitol Hill today with our partners meeting with Senators and Representatives to protect access to food assistance and live our values as Muslim Americans.  
Call your Representative and Senators to protect funding for SNAP!

#MuslimsAgainstHunger #SNAPworks #HandsOffSNAP
Call your Representative and Two Senators  (call 202-224-3121) now and urge them to OPPOSE cuts to SNAP! 

Sample Calling Script:
Hello, my name is _________ and I’m a constituent of Senator/Representative ________. I’m calling because I oppose any version of the Farm Bill that makes drastic cuts to SNAP. SNAP is an extremely effective program combatting hunger and poverty by serving over 42 million Americans and lifting 8 million people out of poverty yearly. Imposing harsher work requirements than those that already exist will hurt workforce participation and punish hardworking, low-income workers and families with children who already struggle to put food on the table. People should not have to choose between working and staying alive. I urge Senator/Representative ___________ to work across the aisle and draft a Farm Bill that protects funding for SNAP and to oppose any proposal that does not do so. Will the Senator/Representative do so?

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Join Our Annual "Greening Our Ramadan" Campaign

We ask every masjid/Islamic center to adopt and pledge at least the following five practices during the coming Ramadan:

  • Conserve food during Iftar and avoid being wasteful by giving excess food to people in need. Conserve water, especially during wudu.
  • Use relatively quick degradable paper products for Iftar and do not use styrofoam cups and plates
  • Recycle material, especially plastic water bottles
  • Replace all light bulbs with energy saver bulbs and thus conserve electricity
  • Give a khutbah on the Islamic imperative to conserve and protect the environment

Ramadan Resource from The Family and Youth Institute

The Family and Youth Institute has prepared a Ramadan Toolkit with practical tips on how to nourish your spiritual selves while simultaneously managing the realities of your daily lives during this blessed month. The toolkit includes resources in the following 7 categories.

  1. Personal Development
  2. Encouraging Family Traditions
  3. Mental Illness and Ramadan
  4. Experiencing Ramadan as a Convert
  5. Ramadan in the School
  6. Ramadan in the Workplace
  7. Fitness and Nutrition during Ramadan
ISNA Advocates for Just and Equitable Climate Policy
On Friday, May 18, ISNA Health Policy Fellow Kamil Jamil joined faith partners from Christian, Jewish, and Sikh traditions to advocate for just and equitable climate policy in the DC area. The Climate and Community Reinvestment Act would charge major polluters for their carbon emissions and rebate majority of the revenue back to the residents of DC. After Jamil offered a Muslim prayer for climate justice, a sign on letter for faith leaders in the DMV area was given out to members of the DC Council, urging them to ensure that the rebate portions are distributed in an equitable manner, getting to those who need them most. Our partnership with Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light on this issue is an example of IOICA’s emphasis on intersectional work that encompasses racial, economic, and climate justice. We will continue to follow this legislation as it passes through the DC Council.
Register for the 55th Annual ISNA Convention during Ramadan to be entered into our Ramadan Raffle. The winner of the raffle will receive
one-year of BayanOnline free!
Thank you to Bayan Claremont for their generous support!
Convention Highlights
  • Over 200 Renowned Speakers
  • 500 Vendor Bazaar
  • Entertainment
  • Community Service Recognition Luncheon
  • Qira'at Competition
  • Matrimonial Banquet
  • MSA Conferece: Generation Thrive: Our Ancestors' Wildest Dreams
  • MYNA Conference: Be the Hope, Be the Change. How to Overcome our Inner and Outer Struggles to Make a Difference
Community Outreach Program

We are excited to announce a special ISNA Convention community outreach program in which masajid, Islamic schools, and organizations receive 5% of ticket sales from their members. The masjid, school or organization with the most ticket sales will receive 10% of the ticket sales of their registrations.

How it works:
  • Join the program by filling out our online form here and ISNA will add your masjid, school or organization's name to the registration form
  • Encourage your members to register for the ISNA Convention and select your masjid, school or organization's name on the registration page
  • Each participating masjid or organization will receive 5% of the ticket sale of registrations using their code
ISNA Scholarships
Muslim Youth of North America (MYNA)
Looking for a really fun, youth-focused and youth-led camp this summer? Want the perfect way to make the most out of your time off? 

Come experience an inspiring, eye-opening, exciting and HYPE 7 days and 6 nights at one of our 6 MYNA Summer Regional Camps. Zip lining, canoeing, kayaking, swimming––YES, for sisters too––archery, and bonfires are just some of the activities that you will not want to miss out on! 

Don't live close to the camp? No worries! When MYNA calls a camp regional, we provide optional transportation from major cities nearby to get you and your whole group to camp. Come meet Muslim youth from outside of your local community and connect with the greater MYNA family!

Plus, with this summer’s theme, Queens of Hearts, campers will get a chance to learn more about the amazing women that lived during the time of our Beloved Prophet (SAW).
 
Trust us: you won’t want to miss this.

Have questions about how MYNA Camps run? Check out our FAQ section: https://www.myna.org/faq/ .

For more info and to register, visit: https://www.myna.org/summercamp/
ISNA Seeks Transformative Leader:
Executive Director Search Announced  

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) has announced a search for an Executive Director (ED) to lead the organization at a very historic point in its history. The ED is a new position created as a result of the historic overhaul of the organization's bylaws effective January 1, 2018. The former position known as Secretary General has been abolished.

In consultation with the Executive Committee and more broadly the ISNA Board of Directors, the ED will provide visionary and strategic leadership to build on ISNA's history of service to Islam and Muslims in North America. Dr. Asra Ali, chair of the ED search committee emphasizes that "the new ED will use her or his skills and proven senior level management experience to position the organization to achieve excellence in the creation and delivery of programs and services to meet the needs of our diverse and growing Muslim community."

Additional information is available on our website,  www.isna.net/EDsearch
JOB POSTINGS
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Action Alerts and Community Resources
Communities nationwide are benefiting from in-depth training, lectures, resources and networking opportunities that ISNA provides through our regional conferences. 

By supporting these events, you are helping us to uplift, inspire and educate others on numerous topics that can improve lives and communities. This lasting impact will positively affect our society as a whole. 

Please become an ISNA Monthly Sustainer to help further our reach and impact together.