Research and community outreach made it clear that voter registration was at an all time low for the Muslim community. This seemed odd in light of current events where the Muslim community seemed to be in the media spotlight. For this reason, the Georgia Muslim Voter Project was created in 2016 to address the lack of civic engagement in the Muslim community and move the conversation away from being about Muslims without Muslims
Aisha Yaqoob is the founder of the Georgia Muslim Voter Project, an initiative to increase voter registration and turnout in the Muslim community in Georgia. She completed her Masters of Public Administration from the University of Georgia in May 2016 after completing her undergraduate degree in Journalism/Public Relations in 2013. Aisha has worked and volunteered with various Atlanta area nonprofit organizations. She is involved in her local community through various initiatives and has served advisory roles in civic organizations. Recently, she was one of the co-organizers of the Atlanta March for Social Justice & Women and has organized other community events to help bring awareness to issues that affect women, refugees, and immigrants.