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Released at: 12/18/2018 11:15AM
Contact: Saad Amir

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          

St. Louis Muslim Community Establishes
Missouri’s First Campaign Training Academy

St. Louis, MO – Muslims for a Better America is proud to announce Missouri’s first comprehensive, local and nonpartisan campaign training program. On weekends from August to September 2019, students will attend 10 classes taught by local political experts covering everything from which building to file for office in all the way to field strategy and donor cultivation.

The Academy is open to any future candidate, campaign staff or anyone who wants to help make our region a better place to live. “We first thought that this would be a service to train qualified Muslim candidates,” said Executive Director Saad Amir, “but we quickly realized that no one else in the state was offering what we were going to offer, and we knew right away that this training had to be open to everyone.”

Missouri’s first Campaign Training Academy has already received the endorsements of the Missouri Democratic Party, St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones, St. Louis County Council Chair Ernie Trakas and several others. The application period opens on Saturday, June 29 at 9AM. More information and the application itself can be found at

For all press inquiries, please contact MBA Executive Director Saad Amir at [email protected].

About MBA:

Muslims for a Better America is a St. Louis based, 501 (c) (3) organization started in February of 2018 and does not endorse candidates. MBA was created to cultivate a deeper sense of civic duty and to develop more access to representation. These goals are accomplished through our efforts on voter registration, voter/non-voter contact, civic education and civic engagement. To learn more, please visit



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