Congressional Staffers Recruit Muslims to Work on Capitol Hill

By Ginger Moored WAMU 88.5
|  Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010  |  Updated 4:12 PM EDT
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Congressional Staffers Recruit Muslims to Work on the Hill

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The Congressional Muslim Staffer's Association wants more young Muslims from the D.C. area to apply for jobs on the Hill.

Jay Saleh Willams, who’s the president of the Congressional Muslim Staffer's Association, is letting Muslim students and young professionals from the D.C. area that they too can work for a member of Congress some day.

"Just because your name is Mohammed or because you wear a scarf on your head, that does not mean you can’t be a great staffer," he said.

Teacher Samrah Osman said she figured she needed a connection to get a job on the Hill, "like through your parents or through your school."

She now realizes it could be as simple as sending off a few resumes, or maybe a lot, to individual members of Congress.

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