Muslim Legal Fund of America

Muslim Legal Fund of America

Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) is a charity that funds legal work and programs to defend Muslims against injustice in American courtrooms, prisons, and communities. Muslim Legal Fund of America is the ONLY national tax-exempt nonprofit legal fund dedicated to defending Muslims’ civil rights and liberties at the federal

Muslim Legal Fund of America

Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) is a charity that funds legal work and programs to defend Muslims against injustice in American courtrooms, prisons, and communities. Muslim Legal Fund of America is the ONLY national tax-exempt nonprofit legal fund dedicated to defending Muslims’ civil rights and liberties at the federal level.  This includes matters  such as speech, religion, association, assembly, privacy, and due process.

About the Organization:

Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA) is a charity that funds legal work and programs to defend Muslims against injustice in American courtrooms, prisons, and communities. Muslim Legal Fund of America is the ONLY national tax-exempt nonprofit legal fund dedicated to defending Muslims’ civil rights and liberties at the federal level.  This includes matters  such as speech, religion, association, assembly, privacy, and due process.

organizational budget

$1 MILLION - $2 MILLION

existence for

26-30 YEARS

Organization benefits AAPIs residing in the following state(s):

California

organizational budget

$1 MILLION - $2 MILLION

existence for

26-30 YEARS

Organization benefits AAPIs residing in the following state(s):

California

The Issue:

Voices of the AAPI Muslim community are dramatically under-represented. Muslim Americans are often thought to come from Middle Eastern countries. What is not known is the Asian Muslim Americans coming from Indonesia, Malaysia, and other East Asian countries and face their own particular struggles and persecutions. At the Muslim Legal Fund of America, we believe that it is critical to capture, remember, and learn from the stories of individuals that represent the collective experiences of groups of people. Our focus is on fighting legal cases and advocating on behalf of individuals that affect the rights of an entire community. Every individual story represents a way for us both to preserve history and to change the future.

The Solution:

Muslim Legal Fund of America hopes to bring to light the plight of Asian Muslim Americans and the struggles they face having immigrated from their home countries. We plan to embark on a campaign collecting stories from individuals through video and posting them online.

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