AMBA Policy Paper—Election 2020
Recommendations based on the National Shi’a Community Political Survey
In advance of the 2020 election, AMBA co-led a national political survey of the Shi'a community in the United States. With the results of the survey, AMBA produced a policy paper with the top 3 policy priorities for the community and sent it to the 4 presidential campaigns that appear in all 50 state ballots to make sure the voice of the American Shi'a community is heard.
Based on the National Shia Community Political Survey conducted in the Fall of 2020, the top 3 political priorities for the American Shia Muslim community are:
US policy towards Saudi Arabia must change to stop the war on Yemen, end arms sales, and preserve cultural heritage
The federal response to COVID-19 has failed at containing the virus and must be replaced with a robust national plan
US must shift its policy on Israel towards accountability for violations of international law and oppression of the Palestinian people
As we enter into the 2020 election, it is important that all candidates understand these priorities and, if elected, implement the recommendations above to build a platform of governance, which is just and inclusive of the rights of all humanity.
Read the full policy paper below. Note: Text that appears in pink brackets was only included in the paper sent to the Biden Campaign.