Ahmed Bedier speaking

Ahmed Bedier speaking at the 2009 United Voices for American Annual Event

Ahmed Bedier has worked for the past decade as a community organizer, radio show host, human rights advocate, television commentator and interfaith leader. Bedier is the founder of United Voices for America, president of the Human Rights Council of Tampa Bay and serves on the state board of the American Civil Liberties (ACLU) of Florida. For the past five years Ahmed Bedier has co-hosted TrueTalk a global affairs live radio show on Tampa NPR affiliate and community radio station WMNF 88.5fm.

His strong belief in the democratic process and in change from the grassroots led him in 2008  to found United Voices for America, a non-profit civic engagement organization that  offers programs and training to enable and facilitate minority participation in all aspects of government and the political process.

Prior to starting United Voices for America, Ahmed Bedier served as the executive director of the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a national Muslim civil liberties group.

Ahmed Bedier is a visible minority voice in mainstream media appearing consistently on national and Florida stations. Bedier’s interviews, articles and commentary have appeared in USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Sun, Time, CNN, FOX News, NBC and MSNBC.

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