CAIR-OK Releases 2016 Muslim Voter Guide

CAIR OK(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – 10/18/16) – The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) today released a 2016 Muslim Voter Guide that provides information about the upcoming November election in Oklahoma.

The 2016 Muslim Voter Guide includes information about all of the State Questions on the ballot, how to simplify the voting process, frequently asked questions about voting, and a sample ballot.

“The CAIR-OK voter guide was created with the Oklahoma Muslim in mind but contains information aimed at making this election accessible to all,” said Anna Facci, CAIR-OK’s Events and Operations Coordinator. “There is much more than the presidential election on the ballot this November and participation in state and local elections has a significant impact on the future of our state and local communities.”


The guide also includes CAIR-OK’s recommendations for the state’s seven State Questions, including a letter from CAIR-OK’s Civil Rights Director Veronica Laizure about the dangers of State Question 790.

“This year, there are several very important and very concerning matters addressed in State Questions, including SQ 790, which dangerously weakens the separation between church and state that is an enshrined part of our legal history,” said Laizure. “It’s crucial for our reader to be informed of the down-ballot issues so that they can vote for the future of their communities.”

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CAIR-Cleveland: Northeast Ohio Muslim Voters to Hold Presidential Debate Watch Party

CAIR logo(CLEVELAND, OHIO, 10/18/16) – On Wednesday, October 19, the Cleveland chapter of the American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Cleveland) and the Uqbah Mosque Foundation will co-host a Muslim voter watch party during the third and final presidential debate.

WHAT: Muslim Voter Presidential Debate Watch Party

WHEN: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

TIME: 6:41 p.m. Maghrib Prayers; 7:30 p.m. Community Supper (7:57 Isha Prayers); 9 – 10:30 p.m. Presidential Debate Viewing

WHERE: Uqbah Mosque Foundation, 2222 Stokes Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106

CONTACT: CAIR Cleveland Executive Director Julia Shearson, 216.830.2247 or 216.440.2247, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

“This event is a chance to engage Muslim voters in a dialogue about what is perhaps the most consequential election of our time,” said Isam Zaiem, CAIR-Cleveland co-founder.

The Event is held in partnership with the Ohio AAPI Civic Engagement Network (ACE Network).

To register to vote, go to: or to CAIR’s website at

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Action Alert: CAIR Muslim Voter Registration Reminder for VA, MD and DC

CAIR logoThe Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is reminding eligible voters in the DMV area about deadlines to register to vote:

To Register to Vote and Confirm or Change Registration, GO TO:


Today, Monday, October 17, is the last day to register to vote online, by mail or in person.


Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 18 is the last day to register to vote online or by mail. In person voting is still open until November 3rd.

Washington, District of Columbia

In person voting is still open until the day of the General Election, Tuesday, November 8. (Online and mail registration is already closed.)

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CAIR-WA: Muslim Civil Rights Group to Hold Washington Secretary of State, OSPI Debates October 24

CAIR logoAudience to include 250+ registered voters, including Muslim veterans, law enforcement, medical professionals, scouts

(SEATTLE, WA, 10/17/2016) — On Monday, October 24, the Washington state Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA) will hold debates with secretary of state and Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) candidates at Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS), 17550 NE 67th Court, Redmond, WA. SEE:   

Distinguished audience members are available for interviews before, during and after the debates.

The OSPI debate between Erin Jones and Chris Reykdal begins at 6:30 p.m. The secretary of state debate between incumbent Republican Kim Wyman and Democratic challenger Tina Podlodowski begins at 7:30 p.m.  KIRO-TV and KHQ-TV will be streaming the debates live on their websites, 

NOTE: CAIR-WA is still seeking media outlets that can broadcast the event live on-air and/or via Facebook Live and online live-stream. Broadcast media outside the Seattle area will be provided access to audio connections or satellite coordinates of source feed. Media professionals wishing to attend and broadcast the event via Facebook Live, web-stream are requested to contact CAIR-WA Executive Director Arsalan Bukhari at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 206.931.3655 as far in advance of event as possible. Journalists wishing to attend the debates for news coverage are requested to RSVP prior to the event if possible. 


The audience will be comprised of 250+ registered Washington state Muslim voters, including U.S. military veterans and current personnel in uniform/identifying headwear, hate crime victims, public school teachers, nurses and medical doctors in scrubs and white coats, firefighters, law enforcement in uniform, families with children, and Muslim youth. Interfaith partner, as well as leaders of ethnic and racial minorities will also take part in the debates. All attendees will be required to bring their election ballots with them to the event in order to attend. This will show that attendees are people who are actual voters ready to vote.

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