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Amani Al-Khatahtbeh: First Muslim Woman to Run for Congress in New Jersey

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, the founder of MuslimGirl.com, is running for Congress!

Her announcement on Saturday makes her the first Muslim woman to run for federal office in the history of the state.

She is challenging Rep. Frank Pallone, a 16-term incumbent and chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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The campaign will launch a digital “Campaign Quaran-Tour” live-stream schedule with issue-based local and national organizations.

In her campaign, she will focus on progressive values such as the Green New Deal, Medicare For All, student debt forgiveness, and more.

“This moment is a stark reminder that we can no longer wait for incremental change. Our leadership can and must put the health and well-being of working families and the most vulnerable among us front and center,” Al-Khatahtbeh said via a statement provided to ELLE.com. “I’m proud to represent a coalition of underrepresented communities in what’s nothing less than a historic fight for our lives.”