Participate in CAIR’s challenge and help register 5 people to vote. CAIR is working with passionate community members to increase civic engagement and help register eligible American voters, including Muslims, and we cannot do it without your help. CAIR is calling upon proactive individuals and organizations to help sign up unregistered Americans to vote. Contact your local CAIR chapter to help.
To help mobilize the Muslim community, share your photos and videos of your story of registering people to vote on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, Vine and add the hashtag #CAIRChallenge. We may share your posts.
As a community we must register and vote for our needs and concerns so that they will be heard. Every vote counts.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/23/16) – On Monday, September 26, chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will host Muslim voter viewing parties around the country during the first presidential debate.
WHAT: CAIR Muslim Voter Presidential Debate Viewing Parties Nationwide
WHEN: Monday, September 26
WHERE: Various Locations [NOTE: To determine whether a viewing party will be held locally, contact the nearest CAIR chapter by going to: http://www.cair.com/cair-chapters.html ]
CAIR’s national office and a number of CAIR chapters have also launched Muslim voter engagement campaigns.
(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 9/20/2016) – The Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) today called on state officials to ensure a fair and transparent investigation into the police shooting death of Terence Crutcher, and welcomed the U.S. Dept. of Justice investigation into the shooting.
Crutcher, an unarmed 40-year-old father of three, was fatally shot by a Tulsa Police officer on Friday after his vehicle broke down on two-lane highway in North Tulsa. Videos taken by dashboard cameras and by police helicopters show Crutcher raising his hands, walking toward his stopped SUV, and leaning against his vehicle. Although the view from both cameras is obstructed in the moments leading up to the shooting, there was no weapon found in the vehicle and multiple reports show that Crutcher was struck with a Taser before the officer fired the fatal shot.
“We welcome the federal investigation into the shooting of Terence Crutcher and hope that his family will find justice and closure,” said Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure. “We hope this disturbing case galvanizes a conversation about the issues surrounding similar incidents, including responsible policing, racial profiling and police transparency.”
(FARMINGTON HILLS, 9/21/16) – The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today announced that it defeated a summary judgment motion filed by the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) in connection with a lawsuit the Muslim civil rights organization filed on behalf of several Muslim inmates for the denial of adequate nutrition during the yearly month-long fast of Ramadan.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division, challenges a policy that required Muslim inmates to sacrifice an adequate diet when they elected to participate in the Ramadan fast. Muslim inmates received as little as one third of the recommended daily calories in Ramadan 2011 and 2012.
Since the filing of the lawsuit in 2013, MDOC has increased the amount of food it provides Muslim inmates participating in the Ramadan fast to satisfy the nutritional and caloric guidelines set forth in the United States Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture “Dietary Guidelines for Americans.”