What is AMP?
The American Muslims for Palestine is all about educating people about Palestine, its rich cultural and historical heritage and about how the people of Palestine have been living under occupation for decades. We do this for two reasons. First, we want to put a human face on Palestinians so people will come to see we are all alike, with the same hopes, dreams and aspirations.
Second, we believe once Americans know the truth that their tax dollars support the longest-lasting and the last military occupation in modern history they won’t stand for it and will demand that Congress change our foreign policy in the Middle East to one that is more balanced and just for everyone living in the Holy Land.
The official positions of AMP are present in official communiqués coming from the national office in the forms of press releases, action alerts, statements and educational emails, as well as from our designated speakers, which include our national leadership and authorized staff, when they are speaking in the capacity of AMP.
When was AMP formed?
AMP was formed in 2006 by a group of dedicated individuals intent on educating Americans about Palestine. AMP was a strictly volunteer organization until April 2009, when we opened our national office in Palos Heights, IL. We have grown from a volunteer organization to a national organization with several staff and over a dozen chapters in several states.
What is AMP’s mission?
The mission of the American Muslims for Palestine is to educate the public about the just cause of Palestine and the rights of self-determination, liberty and justice. Through providing information, training and networking with like-minded individuals and organizations that support peace, AMP will raise awareness of the issues pertaining to Palestine and its rich cultural heritage.
What does AMP do?
AMP educates the public and the media by holding educational events, such as lectures, workshops and trainings. We also publish high-quality educational materials, which we distribute for free to politicians, journalists, students and the public at large. We also work in broad-based coalitions and support campus activism through Students for Justice in Palestine and Muslim Student Associations.
Who funds AMP?
AMP is a strictly an American organization, which is funded by donations made entirely within the United States. We hold a variety of public fundraisers throughout the year.
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Are donations to AMP tax exempt?
Americans for Justice in Palestine Educational Foundation (AJP) is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, and is the fiscal sponsor of The American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), EIN # 27-1365284. All donations to AJP are tax-deductible.
How can I get involved with AMP?
The best way you can get involved with AMP is to sign up for our email list. You will then receive regular updates about action items and events, which you are welcome to participate in. You can also sign up as a volunteer by clicking on the volunteer tab.
Can I open my own AMP chapter?
If you are interested in opening a chapter in your area, please contact Taher Herzallah, Associate Director of Outreach & Grassroots Organizing.