In the Name of God, the Merciful, the Compassionate
MPower Change is the largest Muslim led social and racial justice organization in the United States. Rooted in our Islamic faith and the Prophetic model, we believe in building a more just world for all people. We are building a grassroots movement made up of diverse Muslim and ally communities throughout the United States.
Muslims have been in the Americas long before the founding of the United States. For the last 120 years we have been deeply engaged in the political life of this country, led by our Black Muslim sisters and brothers, and our great spiritual luminaries. Malcolm X, Dr. Betty Shabazz, Imam Warith Deen Muhammad, Muhammad Ali and countless others who laid the groundwork for Muslims in the United States today. MPower Change builds on this legacy with deep intentionality and guided purpose.
In 2014 our founders Linda Sarsour, Mark Crain, and Dustin Craun started working together to lay the foundations for what would become MPower Change. With their more than 40 years of collective community organizing experience, their intention was to build a grassroots organization rooted in the diverse Muslim communities in the United States. Combining their experiences in faith rooted, local, and digital organizing, together they convened a group of leading Muslim organizers and faith leaders to set our spiritual, political, and organizational vision.
Launched in January of 2016, we have quickly grown to become one of the largest Muslim digital advocacy organizations in the US with a membership over a quarter million.
Our goals are threefold-
- CAMPAIGNS- To mobilize and engage Muslims on issues impacting us all- like racial justice, civic engagement, immigration reform, combatting surveillance, protecting free speech, combating Islamophobia, and advocating for healthcare.
- ORGANIZING- To train Muslim leaders, students, clergy and organizations in the grassroots Prophetic model through workshops, webinars and toolkits.
- RAPID RESPONSE- To quickly mobilize both digitally and on the ground a response to injustices and policies that harm Muslim communities.
Every chapter of the Qur’an begins with the names of God, Al Rahman (the Merciful) and Al Raheem (the Compassionate) and to truly change our world we know that we must be living embodiments of mercy and compassion in this work. It is our intention that we bring mercy and compassion to make a future that is more fair, just, and merciful for all people.