Civil rights group hopes to boost Oklahoma Muslim vote in midterm elections
(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 10/25/2018) -- The Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK) today announced the release of its 2018 General Election and State Question Voter Guides focusing on the concerns of the Oklahoma Muslim community and designed to boost voter turnout in the midterm election.
SEE: State Question Guide
“These guides are a comprehensive resource for citizens to form an educated opinion on State Questions, candidates running state-wide and in their districts and the stances these candidates have on issues that are important to the Muslim community,” said Government Affairs Director Lani R. Habrock. “We hope this resource will encourage and empower more citizens to vote in the upcoming November 6th election.”
The General Election Candidate Guide provides information about how to find one’s district and polling station, biographical information and the stances of candidates in districts surrounding mosques and Islamic centers. These guides are intended to be used as an educational tool and do not endorse any individual candidate.
The State Question Guide informs readers on the initiatives that will appear on everyone’s ballot, a breakdown of what each question means and CAIR-OK’s stance on some of the Questions.
“The key to a healthy democracy is education and a sense of empowerment to exercise one’s rights,” Habrock said.
To request a digital copy of this resource, or any other Guides and information on voting practices and the election process contact Lani R. Habrock at LHabrock@cair.com. All Guides and other resources are provided free of charge.
CAIR-OK is a chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Our 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.
La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.