Murad Awawdeh

Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)

Murad Awawdeh is a strategist, organizer, and advocacy expert currently serving as the executive director at the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC). The son of Palestinian immigrants, he has dedicated over two decades of his life fighting for low-income communities of color across the state of New York. He grew up organizing to stop dangerous and hazardous developments in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and engaging community residents to build power and bring transformational change to their neighborhoods. As NYIC’s Executive Vice President of Advocacy & Strategy, he successfully led electoral, legislative, and policy campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels and mobilized hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers at demonstrations against anti-immigrant policies. As the executive vice president of NYIC Action, NYIC’s sister 501(c)4 political advocacy and action organization, he has successfully led multiple grassroots electoral campaigns to elect progressive candidates.

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