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By Ginger Moored

The Congressional Muslim Staffer's Association wants more young Muslims from the D.C. area to apply for jobs on the Hill.

Jay Saleh Willams, who’s the president of the Congressional Muslim Staffer's Association, greets a group of Muslim students and young professionals from the D.C. area. Williams is here to let them know that they too can work for a member of Congress some day.

"Just because your name is Mohammed or because you wear a scarf on your head, that does not mean you can’t be a great staffer," he says.

Samrah Osman, a teacher, was there to listen in. She says she figured she needed a connection to get a job on the Hill, "like through your parents or through your school," she says.

But she says she now realizes it could be as simple as sending off a few resumes, or maybe a lot, to individual members of Congress.

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