By Masood Rab, AMPEC
A representative from TMDC (Texas Muslim Democratic Caucus), Syed Fayyaz Hassan, visited Michigan to provide details of the planned activities during the forthcoming 2008 Democratic National Convention (Convention) from Aug 24-Aug 28 in Denver, CO.
TMDC was approached by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to organize an American Muslim Democratic Caucus (AMDC) during the Convention and made available, gratis, the Majestic Ballroom in the Tower Building of the Sheraton Denver Hotel, only a mile from the Pepsi Center where the convention will be held.
The event will be a gala luncheon/reception honoring over 50 Muslim Delegates between 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM on Monday, August 25, 2008, and will be emceed by Rep. Keith Ellison. A host of high placed senators, congressmen including the black caucus will be in attendance. TMDC is seeking support from Michigan Muslims and expecting sponsorship of at least one table, 10 persons from Michigan at $1200 per table. If someone can buy a ticket but can’t make it to the Convention, the AMDC (American Muslim Democratic Caucus) would offer the table seat to either a delegate or volunteer with compliments of the person not using the ticket.
Imam Mardinin of Dearborn, Michigan and?Dawud Walid of CAIR-Michigan will be attending the first AMDC lunchen at the Convention. Imam Mardini is also scheduled to conduct the Islamic invocation at the beginning of the Convention on Sunday, August 24.