As-salaamu Alaikum, wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,
Greetings to all,
This past weekend I was elected as an Obama delegate in 9th Congressional District (WA) to?the National Democratic Convention, to be held in Denver, CO in August. I had previously won elections at my local precinct and county levels, and have now successfully won a national delegate seat. It will be a great honor to represent the Muslim community and Washington State at the Democratic National Convention in August.? Some people in the local party have already suggested that perhaps I may get an opportunity to speak at the National Convention.? In any case, it is sure to be exciting and historical.
I will also have to attend the Washingon State Democratic Convention held in Spokane, WA this coming June.??I will again be representing the Muslim community, as well as the 9th congressional district- WA. This is another honor.
Each delegate must pay his/her own registration fees, hotel and travel expenses. Attending both of these two conventions will cost an estimated $3500. If anyone would like to make a contribution or donation to help me offset these expenses, I would greatly, greatly?appreciate it.
For those so inclined, contributions can be made/sent to:
913 Lilly Road, NE? Apt G16
Olympia, WA 98506
(Note “National Delegate” on checks)
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I look forward to our community making further strides and successes in our nation’s political process.
James “Yusuf” Yee
Former US Army Muslim Chaplain at Guantanamo Bay