"The Muslim Vote: What It Is And Why It Matters"
The 2016 EmergeUSA Gala will take place in Florida on October 7 with award-winning guest speaker Mehdi Hasan from Al Jazeera English. The American Muslim community is coming together to support EmergeUSA's efforts to bring out the Muslim swing vote and empower the American Muslim voice in the political process. Join us to learn about and celebrate how far we have come.
Mehdi Hasan is the award-winning presenter of 'UpFront' and 'Head to Head' on Al Jazeera English, born and brought up in the UK but now based in Washington D.C. He is the former political director of The Huffington Post UK, a regular contributor to the New York Times and the Guardian and the author of two books. Mehdi has been included in the annual list of the 500 'most influential' Muslims in the world and his Oxford Union speech on Islam and peace went viral in 2013, amassing more than 2 million views online. He has interviewed, among others, Edward Snowden, Hamid Karzai, Imran Khan and Ehud Olmert.