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 national presidential survey and voter registration drive in order to encourage greater participation from the Muslim American community. CGG has the largest number of elected and appointed officials of any Muslim community in America.