Lt. Governor, delegates present joint house resolution
By: Lamyaa Mowery, MAV Contributing Editor
STERLING, Virginia — Lt. Governor Ralph Northam visited the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Friday, June 2, along with other elected leaders to present a House Joint Resolution that honors the ADAMS Center’s FAITH Social Services program. House Joint Resolution 969 was approved by the General Assembly this year after being introduced by Delegate Jennifer B. Boysko (D-86).
As Alliance for an Indivisible America 2020 Executive Director Robert Marro gave an opening introduction, ADAMS congregation members and the ADAMS Board gathered along with their community members and neighbors to watch FAITH Executive Director Ambreen Ahmad and FAITH President Tanveer Mirza receive the award on behalf of ADAMS.
“We watched an election in 2016 that was based on hatred, bigotry and discrimination. That’s not what Virginia is all about. I came today to thank you for what you offer to our community and what you offer to this country,” Northam said to the congregation as they gathered for the award ceremony.