MPower Change Statement on the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

MPower Change Statement on the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

October 27, 2018

“MPower Change stands in solidarity with our Jewish family, especially the community in Pittsburgh, after today’s horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

In the face of overwhelming hate, we choose unrelenting love and unity. We recommit ourselves to dismantling anti-Semitism and all forms of racism.

Places of worship are sanctuaries and all people should feel safe to practice their religion freely. We are horrified by this week’s string of anti-Semitic violence—first targeting a prominent Jewish philanthropist and now attacking congregants. We call on everyone, especially elected officials and political leaders, to take a stand against anti-Semitism and make clear that it has no place in our society. ”

– Linda Sarsour and the MPower Change team

Mohammad Khan

Mohammad Khan is a campaigner and political organizer from Queens, NY. He’s currently the Campaign Director at MPower Change—the U.S.’s first digitally native grassroots Muslim organization—where he campaigns to organize Muslim communities and allies in the fight for justice for all people. His work focuses on transformative movement-based organizing and building the power of marginalized communities. Mohammad has worked across electoral, issue, and civic engagement campaigning and organizing in New York—from gubernatorial and City Council races to efforts including police reform, protecting public education, and exposing political corruption.