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CAIR-MN to Host Voter Education Forum Featuring Minn. Muslim Civic Leaders

CAIR-MN-logo(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 10/28/14) -- On November 1, 2014, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN), in partnership with the Abubakar As-Sidique Islamic Center, will host a Voter Education Forum featuring Minnesota Muslim civic leaders.

The event seeks to prepare community members for election day. It will include a training on government offices and positions, same-day voter registration, and voter rights; translated voter guides; and a Minnesota Muslim civic leaders panel discussion featuring Congressman Keith Ellison.

WHAT: Voter Education Forum Featuring Muslim Civic Leaders
WHEN: Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1 - 3 p.m.
WHERE: Abubakar As-Sidique Islamic Center, 2824 13th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407
CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Lori Saroya, 612-327-6700, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

"Our goal is to promote civic engagement and give voters what they need to make informed decisions when casting their votes," said CAIR-MN Executive Director Lori Saroya.

She said the event is part of CAIR-MN's year-long civic engagement program, which includes the 2015 Day at the Capitol, 'Great Minds Get-Together' on Civic Engagement, Muslim Civic Engagement Summit at the Capitol, Muslim Advocacy Days, and the Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium.

The Voter Education Forum is funded by the One Minneapolis Fund.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Lori Saroya, 612-327-6700, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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