"I look forward to the day that professional politicos such as myself are no longer needed; to the day voters turnout in countless droves, and the week preceding and the day of elections are not merely off-days for work, but cherished, nay sacred, holidays where the body politic argues, discusses, and finally decides the fate of society at the ballot box - that is the day I strive for." --Hamza Khan, December 15th, 2013
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Hamza Khan is a Democratic Strategist & political activist based in the Washington Metro Region's Maryland suburbs (#OldBayNation). He is also a frequent guest on national & international news stations to provide analysis & commentary on topics ranging from the environment to immigration & developing markets. He is also a keynote speaker who has spoken at dozens of social & political events across the country.
Hamza is the founder of The Pluralism Project, an organization working to empower everyday Americans hailing from diverse narratives in our political process. He has previously consulted members of Congress & the US Senate on outreach strategies to immigrant populations & minority voters, as well as worked as a field operative, campaign manager and communications consultant to national political organizations & for candidates at the local, state, and federal levels. Hamza also has a background in speech-writing, with clients including ambassadors, political candidates, religious leaders & Fortune 500 executives.
Hamza has appeared as a frequent guest on Fox & Friends, Fox Business, Voice of America, Al Jazeera, Sky News Arabia, i24, Kurdistan24, & Geo TV. He has been quoted and cited for his expertise in empowering New Americans in the political process by Buzzfeed, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, NPR 88.5, WTOP 103.5, as well as international periodicals in the Middle East, South Asia & Japan. He is a political columnist for American Bazaar.
Hamza was presented with the The Rising Star Award by POLITICO magazine & The Living Classrooms foundation in 2017. He was previously awarded a citation by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley for his decade-long work to improve relations between Muslims & Jews in Maryland. He is a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.
Hamza is often requested to conduct diversity workshops, keynote at political conferences and electoral candidate trainings. He also is experienced in interfaith coalition-building and activism. He often speaks about national elections, immigration issues, environmental issues, startup business trends, Muslim-Jewish relations, millennial topics, & job growth & the economy. To book Hamza to speak at an event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Hamza on Twitter: @HamzaSKhan