Remziya Suleyman

Director of Congressional Affairs

wB2hdCZKRemziya Suleyman is the Director of Congressional Affairs at the Kurdistan Regional Government Representation in the United States. Prior to her work in Washington, she was the Director of Policy and Administration with the American Center for Outreach, a Tennessee based, political advocacy organization, that she co-founded in 2012 dedicated to the civic and political engagement of Tennessee Muslims. She holds a Master’s in Public Administration and certificate in Nonprofit Management from Tennessee State University.

She is known for her political activism on immigration issues, interfaith organizing, and her work to raise awareness on the Kurdish genocide. Ms. Suleyman has received numerous awards and recognitions. Her organizing and advocacy work was highlighted in the 2011 New York Times article “The 9/11 Decade: Young Muslims Coming of Age.” She was awarded the “2011 Rising Advocate Honoree” for the Tennessee Human Rights Day Celebration, recognized as one of “40 Muslim activists under 40 to watch” by MBMuslima’s a leading Muslim magazine, “13 TN Newsmakers to Watch in 2013″ by the Tennessean, “13 Progressive Faith Leaders to Watch in 2013″ by the Center for American Progress, and awarded the 2013 “Benjamin S. Pressnell Bill of Rights Award” by the ACLU-TN.

Ms. Suleyman is a native of Kurdistan who migrated to the US with her family in 1991.

You can reach Ms. Suleyman by email at or by phone at +1 202 821 1844.

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