When a Muslim woman from northern California had to take a leave of absence from work due to severe complications associated with her lupus condition, her employer cancelled her insurance. Lupus is a chronic, debilitating disease often causing fatigue and pain. Distressed by her situation and concerned that her “pre-existing condition” would disqualify her from obtaining much needed insurance, she did not know where to turn. Luckily, Minha Husaini, a community liaison working for the “Connecting Americans to Coverage” program with American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) was there to guide. “I was so lost and terrified. Minha helped me with the process of enrolling in an affordable health plan.”

As a civil rights and social justice activist, these and similar stories impact me personally and compel me to support AMHP’s “Connecting Americans to Coverage” campaign. The campaign ensures that Americans have access to affordable and quality healthcare through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). AMHP’s ACA work has impacted the lives of many - most notably, those hard-to-reach members of our community who would otherwise not know where to go to begin the process of obtaining health coverage.

The importance of building bridges across faith communities cannot be overstated during this time. During this fourth open enrollment cycle, AMHP is broadening  its reach to target all Americans, regardless of religious affiliation. During Martin Luther King weekend, AMHP will coordinate National Interfaith Enrollment Campaign (NIEC). By working with various congregations and religious denominations, this innovative event will reach as many faith communities as possible in an effort to inform them about their health care options under the ACA. The need for interfaith communities to unite is of critical importance in light of the political landscape and uncertain future of healthcare. In my activism work, I have had the opportunity to engage in intersectional coalition work and have witnessed its immense value firsthand.

Healthcare is a right and not a privilege. This is why I urge you to support AMHP’s incredible mission to help improve the health of all Americans. Make a contribution as little as $50,  $100, $500 or any amount online today at the link here or mail a check payable to AMHP to 2118 Plum Grove Rd. #201, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. Your tax-deductible donation is deeply appreciated.

In Solidarity,
Linda Sarsour
Executive Director, The Arab American Association of New York
Co-founder, MPOWER Change
Calling All National and Local Organizations
(Places of Worship, Non-Profits, Community Centers) 
Join AMHP, Department of Health and Human Services and Center, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and many partner organizations to coordinate National Interfaith Enrollment Campaign (NIEC) during Martin Luther King weekend (Jan 13-16) – a weekend dedicated to community activism and service. The objective of NIEC is to foster collaboration between various faith-based and community organizations and encourage them to coordinate enrollment events in different religious institutions and organizations. As a cosponsor, you can either hold an enrollment event over MLK weekend and/or help publicize the importance of getting access to health coverage among your members (all outreach material will be provided). If your organization is interested is joining this national campaign, please fill out this form.
Participate in NIEC Webinar by RSVP’ing at link here |  Tuesday, January 10 | 1:00 PM EST
  • Reverend Michael O. Minor - National Director, H.O.P.E. Health Initiative, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
  • Aesha Mehta - Associate Director of Programs, Hindu American Foundation
  • Rabbi Josh Caruso - Rabbi, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple  
  • Dr. Azhar Azeez - President, Islamic Society of North America
  • Sister Simone Campbell, SSS - Executive Director, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice
  • Lisa Carr - Senior Advisor, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Albert Pless (Moderator) - President, American Muslim Health Professionals
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