ACGG Framework Defined in Handbook

The framework of the American Coalition for Good Government is based on a Committee Structure. This means that the organization will not have traditional leadership based on president and vice-president. The Structure is based on committees and their functions within the organization. The ACGG consist of seven (7) committees with specific functions – Steering Committee, Planning Committee, Public Relations Committee, Communications Committee, Membership Committee, Finance Committee, and Legal Committee. See the ACGG Handbook for complete details.

A Short History

The Coalition for Good Government (CGG) was established in 1997 after a landmark address by Imam W. Deen Mohammed, on community responsibility. The event took place in Charlotte, North Carolina and was well attended by Muslim elected officials and political leaders, who were, at that time, members of the Muslim American Society under the leadership of Imam Mohammed. Imam Mohammed outlined a blueprint for political involvement and emphasized the importance of representative government and the obligation we have as Muslims, to shoulder our public responsibility. CGG established eight regions nationally and executed numerous political support activities assisting councilpersons, state representatives, governors, congressional and presidential aspirants through our CGG national network. In 2000, CGG initiated a…

Statement on Ground Zero

COALITION FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT GROUND ZERO ISSUE STATEMENT With Allah’s Name, The Merciful Benefactor, The Merciful Redeemer The CGG recognizes the constitutional right of freedom of religion. We understand this to mean that as citizens of the United States of America, we have the right to practice our beliefs. We also understand this to mean we have the right to establish our places of worship; however, as conscious citizens we are mindful of the sensitivities surrounding the establishment of a Masjid in the vicinity of Ground Zero. We understand that publicity of the 9-11 tragedy has not represented Islam or Muslims favorably. We understand that this negative publicity has also impacted the loved ones of…

ACGG’s Position on Shariah Law

We are a balanced community of Muslims, “In Service to G-D and Country”. We were always taught by our leader Imam Warith Deen Mohammed,( may Almighty G-D be pleased with him, grant him paradise and forgive his sins), to take the middle course, leaning neither to the left nor the right. A community supporting what is right and forbidding what is wrong. We believe that there is no compulsion in religion, that whether you are Jew, Christian, Muslim or Sapiens, we will all receive our reward with our Lord and on the final day G-D will answer the questions on matters which we differ. This is what the Holy Quran says! We believe in all…

ACGG National Affiliate Chapter Kick-Off in Memphis

AMERICAN COALITION FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT NATIONAL AFFFILIATE CHAPTER KICK-OFF IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, MARCH 2011 During the weekend of March 25-27, 2011, the American Coalition for Good Government (ACGG) was hosted by Masjid Al-Mu’minun of Memphis, Tennessee to introduce Memphis as the first city in the U.S. to become an affiliate chapter of the ACGG. In preparation for this historic event, Imam Sharif, Resident Imam at Masjid Al-Mu’minun, Imam Wali Shaheed, Regional Coordinator for the Southern Region, and members of Masjid Al-Mu’minum worked closely with the ACGG Steering Committee to develop the ACGG Handbook and a preliminary draft of the ACGG Political Platform. The handbook outlines the goals and objectives of the coalition and contains guidelines…

ACGG Regional Coordinators

The role of the Regional coordinator will be to ensure the organization operates effectively in the regions and according to ACGG guidelines and procedures. Region Cities Bios Mid Atlantic Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia and North Carolina Nasif Majeed Midwest Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan Khadijah Muhammad New England Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island Kashif Abdul-Karim Northeast New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Yusuf Abdul Southwest Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana Marvin Muhammad West Coast California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado,Utah,Wyoming, Idaho, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Nebraska, Arizona and Montana Yahya Shabazz Southern Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi Wali Shaheed