New York Immigration Coalition
Director of Political Engagement
Key Topics: Voting Rights, Electoral Process, Civic Engagement, Community Organizing, Political Engagement (501c3 friendly), Legislative Process, Advocacy, Social Justice, Immigration Justice, and growing up Brooklyn.
Bio: Murad Awawdeh is the New York Immigration Coalition's Director of Political Engagement where he leads the Coalition’s civic, electoral, legislative, and political engagement. Murad works closely with the NYIC staff members and manages the State and City legislative and advocacy campaigns. He collaborates with member agencies and partners to develop transformational civic and community engagement campaigns to meaningfully engage immigrant communities in the electoral process, as well as supporting capacity and movement building. Murad has created and developed many successful partnership, alliance, and coalition models that have helped uplift low income communities and communities of color. He has extensively organized and led social, environmental, transportation, and climate initiatives. Murad has played a leading role in securing community benefits through multi-year grassroots and political campaigns. Murad's dedication to develop and build leadership across communities has been the backbone of success in his efforts.
Selected Speaking Experience
- Citizens Union Voting Rights Symposium
- Brennan Center for Justice AVR Conference
- National Immigrant Integration Conference
- Press Interviews: WNYC, DC37 AfSCME Radio, NY Daily News, Gotham Gazette, Business Insider, Indypendent, Al Jazeera, NY1, Politico, etc.