Person

Ahsia Badi

Nationality:

American

Occupation:

Census Director of Emgage

Ahsia Badi is the Census Director of Emgage, a Muslim-American advocacy and voter mobilization group. As such, she campaigns at both the local and state levels to maximize Muslim participation in the 2020 Census. Badi partners with community organizations, mosques, and cultural institutions.. [1] She is also a local Democratic Party official in New York City, serving as president of the Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club. [2]

Associations

Badi was a panelist at a community forum hosted by South Asians For America (SAFA), the focus of which was the discussion of “unconventional paths” to elected and appointed office. [3]

Badi was a speaker at the American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee (APPAC) 2019 Annual Youth Conference. [4]

Badi was a participant in the Muslims for American Progress (MAP) Project, “Faces of Muslim New Yorkers,” designed to educate the public about the contributions of American Muslims. The MAP Project is a project of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding,[5] an American Muslim non-profit research organization. [6]

Badi is a former Senior Policy Associate at the New York Academy of Medicine, and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Islamic Learning Center of NYC. [7]

Political Activities

Badi is the President of the Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club, a local Democratic Party organization in New York. In 2019, the Club endorsed U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) for re-election, alongside Planned Parenthood Action Fund, End Citizens United, and the Progressive Caucus PAC. [8]

Badi is a member, and has served on host committees of, the Muslim Democratic Club of New York, an American Muslim organization helping elect Democrats to local office in New York. [9]

Badi is vice chair of Manhattan Community Board Six, an appointed position in New York City local government. [10]

References

  1. “Ahsia Badi.” LinkedIn. Accessed January 29, 2020. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahsia-badi/. ^
  2. “Democratic Club Endorses Maloney.” Queens Gazette, December 30, 2019. Accessed January 29, 2020. https://www.qgazette.com/articles/democratic-club-endorses-maloney/. ^
  3. “Community Group Hosts Panel on Pathways to Power.” India Abroad, June 24, 2019. Accessed January 29, 2020. https://www.indiaabroad.com/indian-americans/community-group-hosts-panel-on-pathways-to-power/article_1aaf080a-96d9-11e9-89b1-e722a5ec5435.html. ^
  4. “CAIR-NY Litigation Director To Speak at APPAC Annual Youth Conference.” CAIR New York, August 16, 2019. Accessed January 29, 2020. https://www.cair-ny.org/news/2019/8/16/cair-ny-litigation-director-to-speak-at-appac-annual-youth-conference. ^
  5. “Ahsia Badi.” Muslims for American Progress, 2017. Accessed January 26, 2020. https://www.muslimsforamericanprogress.org/ahsia-badi. ^
  6. “About Us.” Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. Accessed January 29, 2020. https://www.ispu.org/about-us/. ^
  7. “Ahsia Badi.” LinkedIn. Accessed January 29, 2020. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahsia-badi/. ^
  8. “Democratic Club Endorses Maloney.” Queens Gazette, December 30, 2019. Accessed January 29, 2020. https://www.qgazette.com/articles/democratic-club-endorses-maloney/. ^
  9. “MDCNY 2015 Rooftop Iftar.” Muslim Democratic Club of New York. Accessed January 29, 2020. https://www.mdcny.org/2015_iftar. ^
  10. “Ahsia Badi.” LinkedIn. Accessed January 29, 2020. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahsia-badi/. ^

Connected Organizations

  1. Emgage (Non-profit)
    Census Director
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